Wednesday, August 25, 2010

sock.tacos & pudding.

i very seldom eat out for lunch-reasons being-- getting to a restaurant, eating and back to the office can often take more than an hour, it can be expensive--i save my lunch money for yarn, and there are times when i just enjoy being on my own. this summer concentric restaurant group has offered 50% off coupons for all their restaurants. always one for a good deal i checked out their menus and the parking-cause you know what parking is like in downtown atlanta. so i decided to try taps. i had 2 fish tacos-very good and a shrimp fradiavlo-just okay-but the sticky toffee pudding-well let's just say it's a good thing i didn't lick the plate when i was done.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

i'm a joiner.

yes, i confess, i'm a joiner: quilt clubs, knitting groups, knit alongs, sockalongs, good reads, facebook, ravelry, yarn clubs, etc. now to add to the list, i've joined a fruit & veggie co-op. when kathy emailed me about a local group that'd be delivering to the preschool where she teaches (at our church) i was very interested. due to my work schedule i haven't been able to take advantage of the local farmer market groups. here is my first delivery-green beans, squash, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, peaches, bananas, onions, apples and a canteloupe. not only am i excited about the fresh produce, the great deal, the free delivery, BUT this is also through the winter months AND our preschool gets a $1 back for every basket delivered-awesome. can't wait to try some of this out over the next few days. hi, my name is lydia, and i'm a joiner.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

emails, facebook & ravelry

that's about the only way i've kept up with people over the last few weeks. have been keeping plenty busy, and know an update is long over due. since getting back from chicago we hosted an exchange student from toulouse, france for 3 weeks-such a delight-we wanted him to experience what is typical for our family and what may be considered typical for american teenagers. we also got to do somethings outside our normal routine as well. thanks to an awesome coupon from groupon, i'll be putting together a digital scrapbook to send to him later this fall.
there has been some knitting-a finished baby gift (an perhaps the source of my wrist problems),a shawl for mom,
a pair of socks for me. i've started another a shawl and a pair of socks for me, and need to cast on a toddler gift (hopefully more easy than the giraffe-different yarn/different needles). am hoping to finish que sera soon, and start on coraline(blue yarn below-love it);, then i'll have 2 sweaters for fall.

there has been a very little bit of sewing-i made a birthday gift, and finished this quilt-and made
i took a class to make this with kathy last summer, and was unhappy with the fabric selection, more my fault because i didn't understand the "quilting" lingo i guess-the class sample was black and white, and when she said 16 fat quarters from 2 color groups, i took that to mean a color plus white. it was too late to change as i'd already purchased the fat quarters. ANYWAY, figured this will be a great quilt to keep in the car for that impromptu picnic, or something where i won't mind if it gets dirty. BUT it can be marked DONE, and i didn't let the fabric languish in my stash. now i can move on to the other sewing projects i want a couple specific projects done by the end of september before our sewing weekend in hilton head-want to work on new projects that weekend.

we also had wisdom teeth pulled (pj), school starting- pj a senior and andrew a sophmore-wow!annual doctor visits, a carpel tunnel test, and regular work stuff. oh, and a birthday complete with cupcakes-lots of yummy yarn and food-mexican and 'ritas!
i've got lots planned so hopefully i'll be better about sharing-