Monday, May 28, 2007

What I've been doing on my summer vacation

Yay! Saturday was a totally lazy day. I played on the longarm and finished a sample for the shop. Mom pieced beautiful taupe triangles and I did a simple continuous curve design. Here's a quick sketch from Microsoft me, the stitching looks better in person, but this gives you an idea.

The points below the triangles show how I moved from one to the next as a continuous line.

Then I was a couch potato for the rest of the day, because I discovered this show on Bravo:

It's called "Shear Genius" and it's a reality show about hairdressers. Fabulous! My favorite was a challenge called "Hair through the Eras." Each person had a historical period that they had to design a hairstyle for...from Medieval times, to Victorian, Elizabethan, 1920s, 40s and 60s! Really fun.

Sunday was another relaxing day. We went to church in the morning, then out to my brother-in-law's house for a holiday barbecue. It was an all-American menu: hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit, and root beer floats!

Then I came home and curled up with a book - Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult. It's about a school shooting, which is a disturbing topic, especially for a high school teacher. But, the author handles everything well, and it's an interesting read.
On the agenda for today - binding the orange quilt, piecing the blocks for the Yellow Brick Road, and another swimming date for Baby K at Grandma's house. This time I will remember the camera!!


The Calico Cat said...

As an ex-teacher, I liked the idea of home schooling - someone else to keep the creatures... (But it is probably only the "good" kids who got home schooled. - yes, my only good memory from teaching was the teacher's pet when I was a substitute! Her name was Grey.)

Samantha said...

I've been listening to the audio version of Nineteen minutes on my ipod while I drive or knit, or fly... I'm finding it very gripping.