Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fabric ABC's

Time to get back to crafting and away from hometown gossip and 70's pop culture.

I saw this at Lily's blog and thought it was fun. Here's the ABC's of Me and some of the fabrics I got during our recent Mother's Day trip to Shipshewana, Indiana. Yes, we stayed at a water park hotel overlooking the Amish/Mennonite farm countryside (it was a smaller waterpark hotel at least..). We are not Amish... They make the best pies!

Charm Squares Pack

Accent: Midwestern and mildly Chicagoan. Chicagoans speak like Dennis Franz from NYPD Blue or those guys from the SNL "Da Bears" sketch in the 90's.

Breakfast or no breakfast: Yes! Always with coffee. My favorite is cold pizza with coffee. I love cereal, but I don't start my day off with milk or I will be quite uncomfortable very quickly.

Chore I don’t care for: Laundry and being responsible for a constant stream of meals. Never ending meals... on and on with the "What is there to eat?" all the time... I like to cook, just not constantly.

Dog or Cat: Pet Free! We had a cat who urinated inappropriately and was aggressive with the kids in her old age. Is was sad to lose her.Vintage reproduction 1/2 yard cuts

Essential Electronics: Hmm... clock radio? Obviously I like the computer and my computerized sewing machine.

Favorite Cologne: Yech.. no cologne please! Makes my throat close up. I like natural clean floral scents like lavender.

Gold or Silver: Thanks! I'll take either!

Handbag I carry most often: I hate carrying a handbag. I get cheap ones, or I try to use a handmade one I find online. Once I had an expensive Dooney and Burke bag. I still have it, but I don't like to carry things with chic brand names on them.

New Fabric

Insomnia: I love late nights and I think if I can't sleep, it's like bonus free time. I can have this attitude because I don't have a job.

Job Title: Slacker housewife. Frustrated former teacher.

Kids: Son 11, daughter almost 8.

Living Arrangements: 3 bedroom suburban home built in a newer subdivision. We have all those cheapish builder details like faux wood trim and hollow core doors.

Jelly Roll of fabric

Most Admirable Trait: I know how to make things and teach myself new skills by reading directions. I can go for a very long time without buying anything new, or spending money so I am very thrifty.

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: I was a nice, quiet girl, but the mess in my room was epic.

Overnight hospital stays: When I gave birth both times, we stayed overnight in the hospital.

Phobias: I'm not too fearful. I have the attitude that bad things don't really happen and when they do, I think, "Aren't we lucky that wasn't worse?" (I think I get this optimistic attitude from my Dad.) I used to get panic attacks in gym class. Because I was so paralyzed in gym, in the 9th grade they put me in a special gym class with the mentally and physically handicapped kids. They took me out pretty quick, but still.. I really hate sports and I would prefer to watch your softball or volleyball game than participate.

Reproduction fabric 2 inch strip set

Quote: Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers. - Homer Simpson

Reason to smile: It's a great life!

Siblings: My brother and I are very close in age and had/have many of the same friends. We were in all the same activities together in high school and he was my roommate for a semester in college after he transferred to my university. I wish he and his family lived closer to us. He is really funny and extroverted (I'm introverted). He is hilariously competitive with me when we play card games. I never remember what trump is and I always forget that it is my turn.

Time I wake up: At 7:25am, I stagger downstairs to get my daughter's snack into her backpack. My husband does the kids' breakfast and I do the snack and school papers.

Moda fabric roll

Unusual Talent or Skill: Hmm... I have no trouble assembling Ikea furniture.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Squash! I like zucchini, but sweet butternut squash makes me want to gag.

Worst Habit: I keep such a low key schedule that I sometimes forget important things. I also hate making telephone calls and making arrangements for things. Thank goodness I'm already married because planning a wedding would make me crazy. At age 23 when I got married, I had no clue..

X-rays: Normal.

Yummy Stuff: My favorite pie is buttermilk pie, bratwurst, Thai food, pizza, country fried steak and potatoes, Toblerone or Lindt chocolate, Mom's chicken and dumplings, mother-in-law's roasts, apple pancake, potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce. Anything my friends cook at our annual cabin weekend.. Now I'm hungry.

Zoo Animal I Like Most: Monkeys and giraffes

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Carina said...

'Slacker housewife'. I like that. I think that's my aspiration in life. ;-)

Mandi said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! Hehe, I feel like I know you so well now :-)

Lily Boot said...

Hee!hee!hee! - love it. Such a good meme-thing hey! Still chuckling over the gym phobia, hollow-core doors and impressed that your thrifty - I hope to be thrifty one day! And GORGEOUS fabric - oh so much to sew, so little time!

Glenda said...

That was fun to read =)

Such gorgeous fabrics!!!

upstateLisa said...

Cool Meme! I think I am going to give it a go tomorrow!!!

jovaliquilts said...

What a good time to visit your blog -- learn all about you in one post! And I love those fabric shots. :)

Website Design said...

Very nice high quality fabrics.

Free Web Directory said...

The fabrics are very nice.