This weekend sure flew by. I had looked forward to savoring the three days off and poof! It's all gone, too fast. As usual I didn't get everything accomplished that I'd hoped to, but it was fun trying.
Saturday was total retail therapy escape. My cousin Jane and I hit the best mall in the area—the one with ALL the stores—and did some serious damage. Lots of girly stuff--we cut a wide swath through the place. Jane knows more about beauty products than anyone else I know and it’s always an education trolling Sephora with her. It’s fun to do a totally self-indulgent day every once in a while. Besides all this, we were honoring Jane’s birthday and did a nice celebratory lunch. Very fun.
Much of my Sunday was spent wandering the maze of East Side Milwaukee streets looking for Will. We had set a time and place for me to pick him up and he wasn’t where he’d said he’d be. The misunderstanding was complicated by the fact that he assumed I’d have my phone. If I’d had my phone there would have been no problemo. Like an idiot I’d left it at home on the charger. We eventually connected—I’ll spare you the details of all the general confusion, door pounding, buzzer buzzing, and street wandering, except to say that I had to parallel park twice. TWICE! That’s always a white-knuckled high adventure with me at the wheel.
Bottom line: I will NEVER leave home without my phone again.
We eventually made our way out here to the country and finished the day with a relaxed dinner of grilled tuna, mango salsa, corn on the cob, stir-fried summer squash, and peach crisp. So excellent to have at least one of the kids at home. The day turned out pretty well after all, even if no sewing got accomplished.
More from Liz's Kitchen
Two weeks from now I’ll be up north on my annual trip with several sewing buddies. We’ve decided to enter some quilts in a guild show in Ironwood, Michigan, which will take place while we’re up there. My friend Liz, one of the above-mentioned sewing buddies, is a sales rep for a notion company and plans to be in Ironwood on business this week. She’s offered to shuttle the quilts for the show up to The Fabric Patch in Ironwood. I dropped my quilts at Liz's house this afternoon. It's always a visual feast to visit her home--besides her other talents, Liz is heavily into vintage. I think she actually has more stuff than me, though I hate to admit it.
Tonight I got the cowboy jacket all cut out. I'm happy to say that I had enough fabric to match the pockets but only barely. The thinking part is over--just hope I thought it out all right. And I did find some leftover bias strips that will make the perfect piping for the seams. Hoping I can get cracking on this project this week--it's nearly time to be wearing jackets. If this one turns out, it should be pretty cute.