Tuesday, May 25, 2010

HI!! I started a new job so web access isn't 100% solid yet, but I miss this space already and will have new things up this week.
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, May 21, 2010

currently in love with...

and inspired by Jazz Age Vogue covers! While browsing yesterday I found this girl- love at first sight. She's my next project and I can't wait to get started this weekend! How absolutely amazing are these art deco magazine covers?! They range from 1917 to 1930 and feature some of the art of George Lepape and Eduardo Benito, two of the most prominent artists of this time period.

Have the happiest weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Etsy Love/ Artist Crush

I absolutely love her characters and her illustration style. Visit her Etsy shop here!

I'm thinking about embroidering this one (above).... I like it too much.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cockleshells and Silverbells!

Absolutely cannot wait to have my own little garden space. For now, I'll continue to enjoy Houston's.

The Little (finished) Prince!

Hooray! I think he deserves a re-read. Happy Wednesday!

What do you have planned for today? For lunch I'm going to visit Georgia's Farm to Market to see what kinds of goodies they have. I've been passing it for years on the way to and from work and have never been in. For shame.

This afternoon seems like a good day to scratch a thrifting itch I've had for a couple of weeks.

I finally finished Time Traveler's Wife so I let myself watch the movie...and as good as it was, I'm going to have to go with the classic..."The book was better".

It's also a good day to work on some Summer Goals. There are quite a few big ones so I need to focus and make a plan.
OOOO exciting!

Monday, May 17, 2010

" On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

So here's my new embroidery project a la Le Petit Prince!
drawing traced from:
I'm looking forward to hunting for that perfect mint green floss.

If i ever saw this graffiti, I'd die from happy.
Can't wait to post the final product!

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

This weekend was all about celebrating the achievements of this guy right here:

We drove up to San Marcos at 6am on Friday morning, the commencement ceremony was @ 10 am during a terrible rainstorm, but that didn't put a damper on anyone's spirits. It was so great to be with the fam and watch Peter cross the stage, shake the hand of the university president and become a Texas State alum.
After the ceremony, we drove into Lockhart, about 15 minutes from San Marcos, to get some world famous BBQ. The photo below is a side shot of the Caldwell County courthouse, built in 1894.

Peter chose Smitty's for lunch.

The pit is indoors so as soon as you walk in the building you're overcome with the amazing smell of meat on a fire. It's smoky, warm and so so good. Dad, Mom, Pete, Min, Ryan and I shared all of this, and even took home a very tiny box. the brisket was thick cut, so juicy, the ribs were tender and the sausage was spicy perfection. I'm getting hungry for BBQ all over again and it's 7:30 am on Monday. When is it not a good time for this awesomeness?
After Lockhart, we drove back to San Marcos to have a beer with Pete at his favorite spot, Showdown, which is home of the best bloody mary in the hill country, but after stuffing our faces with BBQ, a bloody seemed a little heavy. Outside the bar across the street is a woodcut of a bobcat on the side of an old building, showing it's age. His little hat says SWTSU, Southwest Texas State University. I don't even know how old it is. appears to be from the 50s or 60s...but I've always liked it. When I was in school he had his while body, but sadly, it looks like he's disappearing.
At Showdown below:
The next day was Pete's graduation party and Mom and Dad's in Cypress. Dad boiled 2 sacks of crawfish, Pete had some friends over and we hung out on the deck all afternoon and ate. If it's not obvious from this post, this is what we do to celebrate. We eat.
Min' s ready to dig into some corn and potatoes with her own bottle of squeeze butter.

Crawfish love! I know... you shouldn't play with your food.

Cookie, our 15 year old cat, is a lap molester. It doesn't matter if you don't want a cat on you, if you're sitting down and you look comfortable, you're a potential victim. This time, Ryan was chosen. We had such a great time on Saturday visiting with friends and family but were officially tuckered on Saturday night.
Sunday morning was rainy and warm, we had a bit of a crawfish, corn and potato hangover and figured breakfast tacos were in order. Ryan and I went to the always amazing Taqueria Laredo on Washington where, as soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted by this little shrine to Mary.
We had spicy sausage, chorizo, bacon and egg tacos. I seriously haven't had better b-fast tacos in this city. If you know of better, please let me know.
Sunday was spent doing a little shopping and a little relaxing, some cooking, and trying to recuperate from such a busy few days. I'm still a little weary, but am ready to get into this week, finish an older project and start on a new one.
Here are a few W.I.P shots of the stag head. I don't think I'll do another project made of french knots only..I know you learn best by practice and repetition, and I think I've got these knots down.

How was your weekend? Anything exciting planned for this week? I'd like to get a trivia night in sometime this week, I want to go back out to Mandell park, start a new book (after finishing Time Traveler's Wife last night) make a Shepherds pie for dinner one night... nothing too thrilling but comfortable for sure. It's supposed be a pretty week. Happy Monday!


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