Thursday, June 20, 2013

Really Random Thursday: Hello, hello, hello...

...testing, testing...anyone still out there?

love Bernadette's rants
When I last posted over two months ago, the reason I gave for my absence was my missing mojo, and that was definitely an issue.  However, I also have been traveling so much that I haven't had a chance to sew.  Heck, I can't remember what day it is or even what time zone I am in!

I may have misjudged the size of this puppy when ordering online
How appropriate that my comeback starts with a Really Random post as since last I've seen you I have made two trips to see this guy, taken two school trips with daughter, visited the parental units with my sister, and celebrated several family milestones.

learning his colors
Did you know Pantone makes baby flash cards?  Yep, kids these days are learning more sophisticated colors than just your typical red, green and yellow.

Happy Birthday!
Leo's daddy would have loved his own personal ball pit when he was little!  Such a clever gift to celebrate a first birthday.

great marketing
Spotted this sign at the Lush store in Seattle (above) and this sign at my daughter's school (below).

yes indeed
Did you know there was an app for that?

tuning our instruments
While traveling with my daughter's middle school orchestra I got a kick out of their digital tuner.

celebrating my daughter's 14th birthday
The second school trip with my daughter occurred on her birthday.  Happy to see friends signing her National History Day shirt while eating cookies baked by another friend.

what the what?
My sister and I had fun at the "magic box".  First time renting from Red Box.  It is truly a magical experience.  I swear there is some guy hiding else do you explain it?!

The Real Thing
Visiting the parental units just isn't complete without a trip to BB's for a shrimp poboy.  We may or may not have also made a trip to Bozo's on the same day for dinner.  If we did it was for research - comparing methods of po boy making.  

youngest now in high school; middlest visiting from college
While I was away from blogland there were several family celebrations....

these three all celebrated birthdays
celebrated our anniversary....remember this 25th anniversary quilt
.....not to mention Mother's and Father's Day!

too pricey for me!

While shopping for Father's Day I noticed these matching swim trunks for father and son.  How cute for Alex and Leo to dress alike while in Florida?!  That was before I saw the price of the BABY swim suit.  Cute, but not that cute.

just some of Leo's quilts

hey there
Leo has so many quilts that he has his own quilt rack.  I don't even have one of those in my house.  Tomorrow, I plan to publish a Friday Finish post (yeah I know...two days in a row!) that shows even more quilts in Leo's room.

see you next time
Not only have I been absent from my blog, but I've been absent from yours.  I've been hanging out on Instagram since it suits my lack of attention i.e. short attention span I can quickly check in to see what my friends are up to without getting lost for hours. I can't say things will settle down much around here until September so if you're on IG let me know your handle so I can look you up ;-)

If you've made it all the way to end, I thank you.  Happy stitching,


  1. So glad you're back--have missed your updates. I've been doing a little sewing, but not much--way too much going on at home! Can't believe that baby is 1 already--time truly flies.

  2. Hi, Rene'!

    What a fun update and glad to see so many pictures of Leo. He is SO adorable! That is pretty funny that he has his own quilt rack.

    Glad to see all is well with your family : )

  3. Hello hello hello to you too, Rene'! Sounds like you're having a busy summer!
    It's hard to believe that your grandbaby is one already! Are all of the quilts on his rack your creations?

  4. I am so glad to see you back on blog land ;-) You do such awesome randomness!!! Love all the pics of Leo...he is getting so big.

  5. Glad your absence was for so many happy things! Happy Anniversary and oh so many more good times ahead!

  6. Welcome back!! Happy Anniversary!!

    And $135 for something that is meant to get wet, sandy or chlorinated and will probably be pooped in?? Tell me it was a typo. lol. Sheesh!

  7. Lots going on in your life, and that's good! Busy around here too. But next time you're in Seattle, we should get together. :D

  8. Happy anniversary to you! Looking forward to your posts

  9. Good to know you're still out there. I'll miss you next month!

  10. I need to read that author, I think you've posted about her before. What a wonderful busy summer! Oh, you should stop my blog -- updated studio pics posted yesterday!

    See you SOON!

  11. Glad to see you back. I love Lush. I love your post. Leo, your children, your wedding photo, your quilts...everything. Hugs. Can't wait to see you!

  12. Trust me when I say that that puppy will be a great wrestling opponent! My son has a huge teddy that he can practice all his 'finishers' on. Our big teddy also used to travel with us in the car all seat belted up too!

  13. Welcome Back! I'm loving instagram too, check me out at ThelmaCupcake, I sent a request to you.

  14. Your comment about IG cracked me up. It's true! It's true!

    Love all the rest of this post, as well. Your energy needs to be bottled and sold. You could make a fortune--enough to buy extremely overpriced swim trunks. ($135? really??)

    Elizabeth E.