Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

Black Cadillacs

We stood on the side of Santa Monica Blvd today and watched the cops as they cleared the road for President Obama's caravan to come through. Of course he flies by and you think you see him but it could really be anyone in a suit. It's a fun surprise to stumble across during a normal walk outside.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ghosts of Colonels Past

Saw Colonel Sanders poking his head over the roof in the alley where I park for work. It intrigued me because of the questions he created in my head. There's no KFC there anymore, how long ago was there one? And why would he be put on the back end of the store where no one can see him? I'm happy he wasn't painted over.


Than came home on Monday from a visit to Massachusettes; I used his homecoming as an excuse to bring back this Frankenstein Sponge Bob I found buried in the character box at work. Frankenstein Sponge Bob? Who knows why but it sure is entertaining me. I was also pleased to see the coincidence of my placement of the balloon above the light by the time the sun went down.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Guerrilla Gardening

I saw this determined palm tree growing right through the parking lot on my walk home from work on Saturday. It reminded me of how much I've been enjoying my current bedside read, Guerrilla Gardening by David Tracy. It is a wonderful book and very pertinent to life in urban LA. He talks about secretly planting in public places, creating your own container gardens, and general gardening knowledge for those of us who lack our own bit of dirt. And it's all done up with a wit and candor that makes me giggle. He also brings in political elements that make you feel like you can change the world just by planting a seed. And you can!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Up Premiere

We got to do the balloons for the premiere of Up. Of course they wanted a bunch like the one attached to the house, but they soon understood the impossibility of that and ordered several small bunches. I'm excited for a movie to come out that I actually wanna see in the theater.

Getting Down to Business

My quilts are now for sale at SPARROW, an eco-friendly baby boutique just east of the Hollywood Hills. Terrie Owens, the owner, has really created a beautiful store and I was thoroughly inspired walking around in it. I'm so lucky to now be a part of it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This is a very common sight for me on a daily basis. It's very rare to finish a balloon job and manage to not lose some, just the nature of helium. Sometimes we lose a whole bunch at one time and I never feel bad about it cause it's just so much fun to watch them float away. Especially knowing that latex balloons are biodegradable. The mylar balloons are the ones that knock the power out when they hit electrical lines and we get fined if the police happen to catch us letting some go. Whoops.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The snail has a mixture of old fashioned flower seeds (whatever that means) growing in him.

Western Living Revisited

A new pillowcase with Alexander Henry fabric. I used the same gray linen from the last pillow for the back and a lovely dark gray for the piping. Pillowcases are so fun and easy to make; a substantial project that can be done in an hour. Can't beat that!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Art for Art's Sake

Writing letters to my friends is one of my favorite pasttimes.

Saturday, May 2, 2009