Monday, May 10, 2010

This is your e-vite to my Pity Party!

Only mostly joking!! I had some surgery last week and I am disappointed in my recovery. You know you're a quilter hear, 'you need to have that surgically fixed.' and you think, 'yahoo! time off for quilting!!'. Just think what a quilter can do with 6 weeks away from the 'real' job! Anyway, I'm sorta creeping around the house planning for better days. AND, guess what?! I am almost to 100 posts! I think I'll have a giveaway to celebrate when I get there. Hmmm? What should it be? I made something cute last week, a drawstring bag to take to the hospital with me for my toiletries. The housekeeping lady went nuts over it and now I'm making her one for her church collections. Maybe I'll whip two up (that is when I can whip up anything) and then I can fill one up with goodies for one of my bloggy friends. Well, stay tuned folks, I have a few posts to go then I'll have a bit of fun for you.
Meanwhile, here are a few pictures of some Baltimore fun. Every spring the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore has a big Kinetic Sculpture race. My friend, and fellow nurse, Tony, has entered for the last 5 years. This year his float was 'Chessie' (the Chesapeake Bay equivalent to the Loch Ness monster). Apparently Chessie is not happy about all of the snow that got dumped into the Baltimore Harbor this past February, and she has emerged to roam the streets of Baltimore. Chessie has 99 styrofoam teeth (one has a gold grill!), a jaw that opens and closes, eyes made from garbage can lids, and a LOT of glitter!! Also, there is a little blue/purple poodle dangling in front of Chessie. I think it's to try to entice her back to the Bay.
Look carefully in her mouth and you can see Tony who powers Chessie with a bicycle.

This is another of the floats, the Candy Haus. Those big lollipops were used as paddles as the float entered the harbor for the water feature. The race was great fun. My husband and I
sat in the sun and watched all of the floats as they entered the water and attempted to get out by their own steam. After that, the race headed to Patterson Park for the obstacle course and the sand/mud pit. If you are intrigued, google' kinetic sculpture race, baltimore' and read more.

In other news, here is a picture of the cute pillow I got from my friend Chris in the Wild Thread pillow swap. I had to have it because of the ice cream. Oh my gosh, I love ice cream!! I can't remember the last time I had some because I've been on a diet. I think I should get some though. What good is a pity party without ice cream?

And last of all, here's my Daisy napping on the windowsill. We have had some NICE weather. Have you ever noticed how a hot day is like a drug for a cat? She usually sleeps in a basket on the shelf in my sewing room, but this gorgeous day, she couldn't resist the hot sun! Okay, I guess the party is over. Allow me to formally apologize for any whining that may have occurred. Be assured that it was nothing compared to the offline whining, lol. Now, if you will excuse me, I must go adjust my attitude!


  1. Hey, whine away....sounds like you're entitled. I do hope you feel better very soon though, as being home "sick" isn't any fun if you really ARE. Gosh, that looks like a fun event, and then I bet you went out for those crabs that Homicide/The Wire, and every other show made in Baltimore, torment us with. Yummy. Darling pillow, too. Michele

  2. Oh I did my own post-op whining last year! Trust me, you are entitled! It takes time, take it slowly :) Be gentle on yourself :)

  3. Hope you feel better soon! I'm going to get my glasses - I thought you wrote "She usually sleeps in a 'casket' on the shelf in my sewing room."

  4. AnonymousMay 15, 2010

    I am so excited to find my pillow gift on your blog... I feel like a famous designer!