Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Week 8 : Feb 19 - 25

 Feb 19 - My BOM blocks 

 Feb 20 - Holly dressed as a bunny (forgive the blurry shot)

 Feb 21 - Fort Funston

 Feb 22 - Capt. Adorable

 Feb 23 - wine tasting

Feb 24 .. missed day

Feb 25 - sunset

Week 7 : Feb 12 - 18

Feb 12 - LAX

Feb 13 - the crack in Amy's wall

Feb 14 - Carpets


Feb 15 - souvenirs

Feb 16 - shopping

Feb 17 - my orchid (in bloom)

Feb 18 - BOM - June block (Robin's block)




Monday, February 23, 2015

Trip to London

So, #1 on my list this year is to visit my daughter in England.  We bought our tickets and will be headed there in March (toward the end of March).  For the first part of the trip we will go to Paris and then spend the rest of the time in London.

My question for you is this, if you had only one day to spend in London, what would you do?

image from here.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
"A soldier's life is terrible hard,"
Says Alice.

Buckingham Palace, by A.A. Milne

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gallifrey One

Well, #17 on my list was to attend Gallifrey One (see this link).  I did that this past weekend.  About a year and a half ago, Nevada introduced me to Doctor Who.  She started out slow, showing me her favorite episodes and gradually got me hooked. 

Every year in Los Angeles, there is a Doctor Who convention called Gallifrey One and we decided last summer to go (actually it was April or May).  The convention has a bunch of cast members (from classic and new Who) who sit on panels, get interviewed, and even attend receptions where you get to meet them in a smaller setting.

About 3700 people attend (apparently this is a small number compared to other SciFi type conventions).  They come from all over the US and Canada.  They dress in regular clothes and in costume.  Here are a few of the costumes.  For those of you who know Doctor Who I'm sure the costumes are familiar and need no captions. For those of you who don't know, I don't imagine you care, but I'm putting the captions anyway. 

 Queen Elizabeth I (using her ipad)
 Clara in the TARDIS

 Amy and her centurion..

 U.N.I.T.
 A Dalek.

Madame de Pompadour


The back of the T.A.R.D.I.S.

Me and Nevada in the TARDIS.

The crack in the wall

 K-9 (or a couple of K-9s)

Anyway, it was a good time and I am already thinking ahead for next year's costumes ...

Week 6 : Feb 5 - 11

Feb 5 - me, in a fez (I look pretty scary or pretty scared)

Feb 6 - shirt and bib for Saturday's 5k 

Feb 7 - rainy 5k



Feb 8 - pretzel bread
 

Feb 9 - Devil cat

Feb 10 - Making bird feeders 

Feb 11 - nails for Gallifrey One

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Week 5 : Jan 29 - Feb 4


Jan 29 - Orchid


Jan 30 - Wine tasting


Jan 31 - flashlight fun



Feb 3 - great score!!



 Feb 4 - homemade fez

Bread No. 2 - Pretzel Bread

Today I made the second bread of the year.  I got the recipe from here.  I forgot to take pictures until I got to the part where I formed the dough into balls.  


After they were formed into balls, they were dropped into boiling water before being baked.


They came out looking great. and tasted pretty good too.



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Week 4 : Jan 22 - 28

 Jan 22 - birds on a wire

 Jan 23 - fondue


 Jan 24 - retreat in the redwoods

Jan 25 - reminds me of little bear going to the moon

 Jan 25 - BOM (first block)



Jan 27 - quinoa cake (?) with almond butter


Jan 28 - Hank, checking out the fabrics

Monday, January 26, 2015

Block of the Month w/Katie

So one of the items on Katie's list, #34, is to do a new project with me!! She suggested doing a block of the month quilt.  Together we picked a modern BOM.  Here's the link.

and the first block

 

I was going to use these fabrics but changed my mind...

These are the fabrics I bought to use instead.


And here is my first block.  It's actually a little small .. I guess I need to re-do it.  


 Here's a link to Katie's blog and her first block.