Saturday, April 10, 2010


The other day I ran to DI to drop a few items off and while I was there I thought to myself, I am going to run in and see what they have to offer because I had been wanting a table and chair for my sewing machine. Well lo and behold this is what I foundDSC_6618
It's one of those old sewing machine tables that the sewing machine flips up from inside. Isn't it awesome!? Then I found this beauty to go with. DSC_6621
Maybe not much to look now but it will when I am done. I went the fabric store to see what I could find thinking I was going to paint it a turquoise color but then I found this and loved it and decided it had to go on my chair.DSC_6636
While I was painting I noticed a little label that said DEBBY on it and I couldn't help but wonder who Debby was and the things she sewed and how old she was if she was even alive still. Oh the stories this table could tell if it could talk. After a lot of time (that I should have spent studying) I came up with thisDSC_6628 I replaced the knob, gave the new chair a nice fluffy pad to cushion my bum with the many hours I will spend sewing and I added some brown streaks here and there to give it an older look. I just used regular old ink for stamps. Is that allowed? All in all I was happy the way it turned out. I better get sewing!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Best Husband a Girl Could Ask For

Nick for my big 25th birthday threw me a very unexpected surprise party. The night started out with him planning on taking me "out" for my birthday. That was it, no matter how much I pestered him he would not tell me anymore than that. SO the details... First thing when I got into the car was this cute little black bag with polka dot paper. Upon opening it I found New Moon DVD, no I am not a "Twihard" but I don't mind a sappy teen love story here and there. After driving on the freeway and nearing our exit he told me I need to put on my blindfold aka his scarf. He told me several times throughout the drive that I better not be peeking. He then took me out of the car and led me to.... Somewhere. All I knew is it sounded like a parking garage because it echoed as he talked. Once he unveiled my face I look down to this rather large group on the Energy Solutions Arena Jazz court floor all screaming SURPRISE! I wish we could have got a picture of what I saw because my first thought was, oh people from the arena are here because I don't know this many people. As I walked the long mile down the what felt like 350 stairs with all eyes on me I realized that all of my friends and family were on the court to celebrate my birthday with me. WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE! Nick of course not stopping there led us all into the wives room where the Jazz player's wives hang out during the Jazz games. There we ate a delicious cookie dough ice cream cake from cold stone ( world's best ice cream) YUMMM and some other goodies, Nick also had someone there from his work to draw characatures of everyone (thanks Kurt) as well as a DJ and free reign on the basketball court to play some ball. Nick also made this really sweet video for me that had everyone share a story about me as well as him wishing me a happy birthday from the many cities he has visited from his work travels. As the night neared to the end we danced to the Boot Scootin Boogey, the Electric Slide, the Hokey Pokey and the Virginia Reel. It was by far the best birthday celebration I have ever had. Thanks so much to all of you that came and Nick, I couldn't have landed a better husband. Don't know what I did to be so lucky. Thanks for making me feel special and I will always remember my surprise 25th birthday party at the ESA. Can't wait to see what 30 brings me :)