If’ you’ve not see the LEGO movie yet, you’ve got to go see it. It’s silly and funny and light hearted. I also felt compelled to pick up some minifigs from the show. The price is right for these little guys and who doesn’t want a LEGO dude with no pants on! NO PANTS! Hahaha. And just look at that hair! Pompadour. FANCY.
I picked a few of these guys up in the kid’s section of Chapters. The cashier that rang me up could tell me by feeling each package what character was in each blind bag. Just in case you’re not familiar with this – these toys are packed in foil bags and you can’t see which character is inside, so it’s a surprise. Also, kind of a cash grab. But at $3.50 each, I’m happy to participate.
This photo is no LEGOgrapher photo, that’s for sure. But if I could use any excuse to explain my lackluster photo today, I’d have to say that I have been distracted by the current Canucks’ events. Luongo is no longer a Canuck. As of this afternoon, he was traded to Florida. FLORIDA! I guess it really wasn’t working out for him here, even after 8 years of trying. DARN. And now there’s rumours of Kelser being traded to Sidney Crosby’s team. I guess this is a rebuild year for the Canucks coming up.
Honey? Where’s my pants? indeed.
I got up the same time as Mike this morning (so early for me) to make a quick trip across the border for some Trader Joe’s groceries and a new pair of pants. It felt like my pants were too big, but alas, not quite. I bought a pair of pants the same size as the last. The good news is that they cost 12 bucks! And I got Mike a shirt for 9 dollars. What? I know!
It was snowing when I started my journey, so I carefully left Surrey in the big, fluffy, flakes. By the time I got to Peach (HA! I’m keeping that typo!) Arch, it had turned to rain and there were ZERO minutes to wait at the border. We only had that kind of treatment the one time someone (who shall remain nameless) had hopped out of the car to use the washroom and suddenly the line moved so swiftly that she had to run almost to the border crossing booth. Heh. I can still see her running in the rear view mirror, trying to spot our car. I did step out of the car so she could find us. We had her phone and her purse, so that wouldn’t have been too funny if we left her on the Canada side in November. Or would it?
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It’s all I can muster tonight. Just a little bit of hand sewing before I hit the hay. This week has flown by and I am beat. Beat at 10:30 pm on a Thursday? Oh man. That’s just sad.
Too bad I can’t remember this great quote that one of our graduating students told me today. DARN IT. I’ll have to ask her tomorrow for it, because I really wanted to use it tonight. I’ll update you with it. Trust me, it’s a good one.
This is another granny square block I’m making for a mini-quilt for the upcoming quilt show in March. I love the granny square block because you tilt it on its side and you really don’t notice that things aren’t exactly perfectly lined up. I guess that’s a forgiving component of putting it on the diagonal.
The quilt show is a month away, but the quilts have to be done in, oh man, 2 weeks. I’d better set aside some time and finish it up. I have an idea in my mind. I hope I can pull it together in time. Thankfully the quilt doesn’t need to be too big – 36 inches by 36 inches is the biggest it can be – just to give people an understanding of what a modern quilt is. While I’m hand piecing the blocks, I’ll be machine sewing the pieces together. I have a big enough chunk of the beige fabric that I’ll be able to finish the front and the back with it. I got that piece from one of my visits to Our Social Fabric. SCORE! I think I’m going to quilt it like this. I love the hand sewing.
In other news, all I really want to do is make Union Jacks for the next little while. I’ve only made 3.75 so far, but I’m thinking that I just want to make that pattern over and over to get really good at it. I’ll show you those when I’ve made a few more.
But we all still had to go to work. Oh well. It was nice and fluffy for the entire day!
As I was walking back to work from Harbour Centre, I took some snowy photos. It’s not very often you see a big snow fall in Vancouver, so I just got to shooting on the street. This photo was just an out of focus photo I took on the corner of Hastings and Seymour Street. I bumped up the colours a little bit. I couldn’t replicate this if I tried. I love the colours and the blurry snow falling and the rubber boots.
Sometimes, you just get lucky!
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