09 May 2006

loo and pie

I got back last night from a long weekend in Calistoga with my girlfriends. It was wonderful! Perfect weather, wine tasting, yummy food, girlie gab and a 90 minute massage. Woohoo! On the way up I was able to stop in Yountville for a short time and see the traveling Vietnam Memorial and my dear, dear friend Linda. (aka Loo) Linda is getting ready to have some pretty serious surgery and I have been worrying about her, so it was nice to be able to see her and give her a big hug before she goes to Stanford for her surgery.

This picture was taken by my sister-in-law and will count as my "portrait" this week. (even if its not a SELF portrait) The theme for this months Self Portrait Chellenge is "introduce yourself", so I figured I'd introduce one of my friends too. In addition, I will share that my nick name from Linda is "pie."

Today I was able to completely finish my quiltlets for the swap. I did a total of 7 pieces, 6 of which will be sent in. I had one heck of a time setting the eyelets. Those little buggers kept popping out before I could get them in my setter. They aren't perfect but I think they will get the job done. Now I have to anxiously await the return of my wall hanging.


I should be finishing up my book for the Alphabetica round robin but I got a bit side tracked by an ATC swap at Red Lead with the theme of girlfriends. I found some great quotes to use on them and am enjoying palying with some new techniques and my new french text rubber stamp from Stampin Up.

(sorry for the sucky scan)


  1. The quiltlets are FAB!! What are you making ofr swaps? I am *so* nosey!!

  2. Love the quilt, the artwork and the pic of you and Ms. Linda!!! Glad you had a good time!!

  3. Love your quiltet!!! Is there some book somewhere or website that talks about them?? I would like some more information.....

    Also, I love the girlfriends ATC! I also love that French Script stamp from SU! It is a classic! I would love to do a girlfriend ATC swap! Hey, maybe I could set one up on my blog......wow, wonders never cease!!!! Watch out! p.s. I am still love, love, loving the banner you made for me!! thanks again!!!!!!

  4. I WANT that girlfriends ATC! I just love it! What did you use for the green O? It sounds like you had a great weekend, btw...it's nice to see Linda's smiling face again, and I'll be thinking of her as she heads off to Stanford.

  5. Sending your friend Linda positive thoughts!!!