Last Saturday we found some sculptures on the North Shore of Asian men, all in red, squatting in a circle. This was one of the men’s faces.
I am at a complete loss for what to write about today. Worky work was worky. I ran a few errands, including send out Mother’s Day presents, but I can’t really say what was in the parcels. You’ll just have to wait until Sunday to find out.
I do have a day off coming up next week. I’m taking Monday off to take photos for my buddy, Fiona’s high school play and I think I’ll be giving the house a deep clean. I’ve neglected a few chores and it’s time to get ALL the laundry done and wash the floors. Hopefully I’ll also be able to sneak in some sewing.
But this week? I’m getting more pork from the Pork Man of Savory Farm tomorrow, but Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be home and that’s when I’ll be getting back to making my diamond hand quilting pieces. I’ve not sewn anything in a week and I have no idea why. Was I super busy last week? I don’t think so. But I’ve run out of diamond pieces and I think I’ll be stitching things up with a ladder stitch, not a whip stitch.
So, today’s been riveting.
I’ll have to make something happen tomorrow to spice things up.
The ladder stitch? Not very exciting at all.
However, it is practical.
You put the lotion in the basket. Not kids.
PUT THE LOTION IN THE BASKET!*
*If you don’t recognize this, please be sure to watch The Silence of the Lambs. And be sure to watch it all alone, in the dark, for maximum effect. I know. That was mean.)
This afternoon I took some photos of another LinkedIn client. I think I’m going to use that word a bit more now. Client. LOLS. So formal! This time the best photos came out based on a collaboration of sorts. I’m not much for posing people – I prefer to let the person pick his/her own pose and then I make tiny adjustments as needed. I really think the person will feel more comfortable that way. When the person made the suggestion to kneel down today, I thought for sure it wouldn’t be comfortable, but we tried that and guess what? Great photos! I was taking a photo above her, on a stool that I brought with me to the park. Whatever works!
Seems it’s time to do a blog post about prepping for a shoot, what to wear and other FAQs.
After the photos were taken, I went across the border for a Trader Joes run AND to pick up a couple of things for the moms for Mother’s Day next week. Yay! Mother’s Day! I also stopped in at Fred Meyer – hence the basket warning in español.
And in other news, how many casseroles can I make?
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I was watching the little guy on the top of the ramp up there so intently, that I didn’t realized I was being surrounded by sharks.
We went to CityFest today in North Vancouver. The event is focused for youth, so there was plenty of skateboarding, some dancers and some bands. So cute. Some of those band members were pretty young – maybe 9 or 10 to about 12? And they looked adorable behind the drums and big guitars.
One main attraction was the skateboarding competition. It was kind of hard to figure out who was competing during the actual competition (the guys all skated at once), but it was entertaining to see for sure. I decided to give out my own awards on my blog – The Total Phoney Bologna Awards – (No actual awards were given to the winners. Just some accolades on my blog.) But really, aren’t all awards phoney bologna? OOOHHH! BURN! Awards and award shows!
Here are some of my favourites from the event.
1) BEST DRESSED:
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Okay. Stay with me here. Firstly, I tapped out on the cobblestone and tiny squares row of quilting. I could NOT figure it out and somehow, the size was not even correct when I started piecing it all together. This is not unusual for me. Rather than throw the whole thing in the corner and stomp off in a huff, I moved on to the next round. I do realize that this will mess up the fabric squares a lot, but I will make do with it. I will have to get creative with that last row and make it work. One day I will finish a quilt as per the instructions. One day.
I thought for sure the addition of the green and yellow 5 inch squares would just make it look like the Christmas Vomit Quilt, but strangely, it’s works somehow. I really can’t figure that out. I’m going to roll with it.
Did you notice the menorah fabric? I thought that was pretty cool!
In other news, I made some delicious chicken and pea pod stir fry tonight for dinner. Mike’s on his way home from work, so we’ll be eating it soon. It was this recipe – I just omitted the cornstarch. So far it tastes great, but I get a weird aftertaste of bleach – which I think is really the baking soda.
Here’s hoping that taste disappears before we eat it all.
UPDATE: Sadly, Mike asked me if I was trying to poison him with bleach. I assured him I was not.
I will have to make some adjustments to that recipe before I make it again.