Monday, September 3, 2012

buzz notes

I did promise you an update after Kidz Day - didn't intend for it to take so long.  Kidz Day was a hit!  We had 851 people show up throughout the day and there was a constant flow of younglings through the hands-on crafts.  I planned an Olympic theme and we had several activities to coordinate with that along with balloon animals, outdoor games, story telling & song, and lots of sunshine.  It was a lot of fun and it's nice to be 2 for 2 in such a big event.  :)

I managed to snag one of the first copies of the Hunger Games from the library and finally got to watch it last night.  So, so good.  I thought it was a good book-to-movie adaptation.  I may need to watch it again before returning it though.  I also watched This Means War - also good!  Fun storyline and funny movie.  Of course, you can't go wrong with Chris Pine either.  ;)

the canary!
The other week I went with a group from Rotaract to a minor league ball game in Carbondale.  The team is called the Miners, and they had several mascots: an ol' time miner, a rat and a canary.  It was fun to be at a ball game again with friends.  We won in extra innings too!

quilting away
I've been working on J's quilt this week too - got the backing all pieced together and basted fairly quickly.  It was briefly interrupted by the tornado warnings Saturday night.  It's the fastest way to ruin thunderstorms and much needed rain though, and am glad that it wasn't too bad.  I've started quilting it too and boy, straight line quilting can be just as complex as free-motion. 

In between the rain clouds I got outside to take pictures of my finished Christmas quilt too!  I'm so glad to have a quilt all bound and crinkly well before the holidays.  :)  It'll be nice to curl up with it and a cup of hot chocolate this winter.

It's been a relaxing holiday weekend - I especially love sitting on the balcony and watching the hummingbirds.  They have been going crazy this past week - lots of chattering, dive bombing and the sound of lightsaber wings.  

Hope you've had a good end of summer Labor Day wknd!

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