Monday, February 18, 2013

Time flies --

whether you are having fun or not. It just flies.

I am in the midst of about 5 weeks of work, then fun, then family, then more work hectic-ness: learning new software at work (blech, but at least that's over -- for now), QuiltCon -- the fun portion of the schedule, followed by a trip to see my Mom, then a week at work with a charming, but tiring fellow. I'm not finding much time to sew & finding less time to blog. So, a quick rundown of the past week.

Actually, my birthday happened before my last post. Shug got me a pair of RED COWBOY BOOTS!!! A total surprise!!! Very beautiful & they fit like a firm handshake!


We went to Galveston on Tuesday evening -- *Fat* Tuesday evening -- to see Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at The Grand 1894 Opera House. A lovely, intimate venue & a great show. I got this gorgeous image from @lylelovett's Twitter feed. (I LOVE Lyle Lovett!)

As I mentioned, it was also Mardi Gras. The celebration in Galveston is nothing like that in New Orleans, but we saw a bit of the parade & I managed to grab a bunch of beads. It was a very fun evening. 

mardi gras beads

I have done some sewing. I finished up my Madrona Road top & moved Pippa off the swoon blocks to set them together. Let's see, they are tops 4 & 5 for the year -- I need to start sandwiching & quilting!

madrona road top

swoon in marcia derse

At the February Houston Modern Quilt Guild meeting, I got even more presents! A basket, sweets, thread & book cover from Karrie, an x & + block pouch from Amy & in the mail, a mini pineburr block from nifty quilts! I am feeling loved!!

more presents

And lastly, I was invited to join the Fab Little Quilt Swap! I am surprised & pleased & wobbly with fear of failure! I've always enjoyed the swaps we have done in the Guild, so this should be exciting -- & scarey!

The next thing on my agenda: QuiltCon! I'll tell you all about it!


O'Quilts said...

Such a hot chicken in those birthday! Still lookin' young and definatly now a Texan! Happy Birthday:)

Karamat said...

Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen Jr!! I'm insanely jealous ;) What a great show (and in a great venue)! Happy belated birthday!

Nifty Quilts said...

Happy birthday! I KNOW you're going to have a stompin' good time there in those red boots. Your DH has great taste!

Ginger said...

I love those tiny corner stones!!

amy and the bad cats said...

what a great show, and lovely red boots! happy borthday!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Happy Birthday! those boots rock. have a fab time at Quiltcon.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Birthday Beth!!! I LOVE your red cowgirl boots!!! In fact I love everything in this post!! Awesome quilt, fun Mardi Gras beads and some Lyle Lovett. Have a great time at QuiltCon, looking forward to hearing all about it.

Carla said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Okay I don't think I realized you lived in my neck of the woods. Well maybe sort. I'm in Tomball. I'm realizing that I somehow have ended up following serveral bloggers from the Houston area. I'm easily amused and sidetracked.
I loved those red boots! Will they be gracing the rodeo this year?

Becca said...

Well happy birthday! I hope you wear those red boots to Quiltcon!

Heather A said...

Happy belated birthday! L O V E the boots! How fun!

I also love what you've done with the Madrona Road fabric.