Thursday, June 19, 2008

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo how about you, you, you.....

My kids loved that zoo song when they were little. Yesterday was a wonderful day at the zoo with my friends Carol and Evelyn. What a great day, and what a hot day...only 114!! And the star of the day.....hello bloggers gotta love me ..I'm the baby!! He is so sweet and no name yet, but there is a contest going on to pick one. He's a little shy and won't come up as close as the others, but still he seemed to love having his picture taken. Here I am with my girl and one of her buds!! ...think of all the chocolate you could eat with that tounge!!! Carol up close and personal! A little smooch.......smack!!! Carol checking out one of the wild dogs....wait, I think the wild dog is checking out Carol!!! Yummy she looks good enough to taste :-)!






Now for some quilty business. I would love to tell you that this is my quilt, oh that would be a lie so I can't do that, but my friend Carol is at it again. Don't ya just love these flip flops. It's from Fons and Porter and will be hanging in the hospital where she works. The quilting Chris and Karen did on both quilts is wonderful. Here is her wonderful Prairie Paisley quilt and here is my wonderful Paisley quilt..............................

snickering, do I hear snickering??!!! How about some bloggy support here! My mojo seems to be on vacation again. Saturday night I will be sewing with the gals and getting some sewing done!! We shall see as someone I know says :-)!

Today I had lunch with Sharon at our usual Mexican restaurant sitting in our window seat as usual. We were the only people in there eating. Really weird. Normally the place is packed. And before lunch we went and shopped at my all time favorite store (and hers too), Crackerjacks, only to find out after 19 years they are closing. Very sad. Some of my very favorite Christmas goodies have come from that place. They are sad to say that due to the economy, Internet shopping and the big chain stores business has really declined. Very, very, sad!!! Here's my grandma package from Miss Sharon to help me on the road to happy hooking! Check out the bag...tooo funny!! Tomorrow Megan and I start our knitting/crochet class which I know will be lots of fun. Great visit Sharon!! Well there's my couple of days wrapped up in a nice hot sweaty package!!! Hope the your week has been running smoothly and that your mojo is way better than mine! See ya later alligators!

22 comments:

Dandelion Quilts said...

Have fun sewing and learning how to knit that bag! I love the zoooo tooo!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You hooker you!!! Have you been hookin tonight?? LOL!!! Those giraffes are adorable!!! I can't believe Katy gets so up close and personal with those animals. I know you are so proud of her. I had a great time today at lunch! But was it something we did to clear out the place?? LOL!!!
Love your quilt and Carol, great job on the flip floppers!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Those giraffes look sweet! I love your friends Flip Flop quilt - very birht and cheerful.

Chookyblue...... said...

hey you will get that mojo back soon......bet you are still binding.....

eileen said...

Adorable giraffes. It looks like you had the best time at that zoo!

And the flip-flop quilt is just darling.
Hope you get some sewing done!
Fun post!

Carol said...

What a fun 2 days you've had...girlfriend days are always the best...and to be able to share the day with Katy too just made it perfect. Your mojo will be back any day now :-) Love the giraffe!

Belvie said...

Love the flip-flop quilt...and the zoo is always a fun place to visit.

Sorry to hear about your favorite little store closing. I'm really concerned that we will see that happen more and more with these gas/economy issues. Restaurants in my area seem to be less busy too.

Janet said...

What fun to go to the zoo! I haven't been in ages but saving up for the grandbaby years I guess!
Let us know how you get the quilting mojo back - maybe you could market that somehow! Love the flip flop quilt - adorable.

jen duncan said...

Hi Cheryl! Aren't you lucky to have all those inreallife girlfriends around. Yes, you are! :-)
I know what you mean about low mojo levels. I've been doing 'have-to's' for so long now, I don't know how to go into the studio just for fun! Maybe this weekend it'll happen for us both. 114 degrees. Yegods. I'd be inside 24/7. It *might* hit 62 here today, and that will feel warm!

Stephanie said...

Giraffe are my most favorite! I'd like to have one for a pet. =>) How awesome your daughter gets to work with them.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

I had a mojoless April... don't feel bad. It comes back!

sarahmurray said...

That baby giraffe is such a cutie! My K. entered the contest last week.(thanks for that!) What a fun idea! Enjoy your crocheting. My latest crochet projects have been strips of fabric made into big rugs. They come together so quick and are so fun. x

Ginger Patches said...

That baby giraffe is sooo cute!! Katie is beautiful and what a great job to have. I think it's the heat that's killing the mojo, mine has been in hiding too! Great books from Sharon--gotta love that title lol!

Perry said...

Love the zoo pictures! And I adore that flip flop quilt! The fabrics and border are super! Wish it was mine! I saw your mojo around the corner, it is headed your way now!

K.C. said...

I bet is was fun at the zoo. YOu guys looked like you were having such a good time...

Making me miss my girlfriends. We should plan a day out like that, verses just going out to eat... Kayce

Maria said...

Why would I snicker? My Prairie Paisley quilt looks very similar to yours!!!

Melanie said...

Beautiful zoo and quilt pics. Love the flip flop colours.

I keep wanting to get on with crafting, but I'm stuck on the decorating. I hope you get your craft mojo back in working order. It's so frustrating when that happens.

julieQ said...

Love the zoo pics! I am sorry your favorite store is closing, but glad you are getting to eat with your friend. Wonderful cute flip-flop quilt, but I love your paisley one the best!

Lorraine said...

Your Prairie Paisley quilt looks just like mine! LOL I have a pack of fat quarters sitting in my sewing room but can't decide on a pattern...well that's my story and I'm sticking to it....saw another fun quilt with "flip flops"...(sorry they will always be "thongs" to me being an Aussie...but know thongs are something way different over there!)...anyway....the quilt is called Fun in the Sun and is by Karen DuMont and is published in Quilt magazine....a good summer quilt....don't worry the mojo will be back before you know it....!

Leanne said...

Oh I love the zoo I often pester the kids to come to the zoo with me. I'm with Lorraine love the thong quilt.

Thimbleanna said...

How fun to go and see the giraffes! Sounds like you hookers had a great time at lunch -- hey, did you think maybe all the customers heard that you two were coming ROFLOL!!!

Nan said...

Those giraffes are adorable! Lucky you to get to see them up close. I am loving that flip flop quilt! So bright and happy. You will find your mojo once again, and soon, I just know it! Maybe not for the Prairie Paisley quilt, but something else will definitely spark your creativity!