Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Life Is Too Short To Drink Bad Wine

If you happen to look at my side-bar, you will notice a section called "Life is too short. . ."  I periodically add things to this list, as I think of them.  One of the items on the list is "-to drink bad wine."

A good friend of mine who I see at Giants baseball games, and who also reads my blog, recently gave me a present.  It was this cute little plaque which expresses my feelings about bad wines!

It was such a fun surprise!  It's always nice when someone thinks of you, don't you agree?
Thank you, Janice!

And here it is, hanging on the wall in my studio.  You may think that is a strange place to hang it, but I have always thought that wine and quilting go together.  And my Beginning Quilting teachers reinforced that for me, so it must be true! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Fabric Grocery Bags

Last week I made two new fabric bags to add to the stash in the car.  I love the bright, cheerful colors.  

This is some fabric that dear, lovely DaughterStitches gave to me.  This "recycle" print is the perfect print for me.  DaughterStitches knows me very well!

I used the very simple pattern from Green Bag Lady's website/blog.  Her pattern goes together real easily.  (Side note:  Use this pattern assembly-line method and make a large number of bags at one time.  Cut all the bag body pieces, cut all the strap pieces, sew all the straps, sew all the bags, then assemble.  You get the picture.)  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Fabric!

I recently came across two finds at Britex Fabrics in the sale section.  I always like to look there, because I can find treasures sometimes!  One time I found a piece of Liberty of London fabric.  Score!

 This time I found the two fabrics in the top picture.  Both are really nice, smooth cottons.  

The striped one--what fun colors are they?!--is an Italian cotton, and feels almost like a shirting weight.  It is 60" wide and there is a little over a yard of it.  I think I will have some fun using these nice stripes in a quilt top.  I'm imagining the stripes with nice coordinating colors.

This very large polka dot is a more sheer fabric.  It is 54" wide and about a yard long.

Doesn't it drape nicely?  I'm thinking maybe a scarf.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Slow Down There!

I recently noticed this sign at a large construction site in San Francisco.  


Am I the only one who finds this a little strange?  I mean, really, Nine And A Half Miles Per Hour?


Why not simply 10 mph?  Or maybe even 5 mph with all that heavy machinery.

If someone can explain this to me, I'd love to know the reason for such a strange speed limit.

I do enjoy finding unusual signs, as I have shown you before in a many-years-ago post.  Not sure if that indicates I'm a detailed-oriented person, or maybe just weird.  But that's me!