Sunday, June 22, 2014

Back to the Future

Somehow, I wound up with two kids who are fans of 80s rock-and-roll. Possibly a combination of time in the car with their dad and too much Guitar Hero.

Anyway - a few months ago, I bought lawn tickets for Foreigner, Styx, and Don Felder.

Now, Foreigner was one of the first concerts I ever went to - when I was in college at MUW. Now, I was at the W from 79-83, so it would've been sometime during that timeframe. Almost certainly at either Mississippi State or 'Bama, since there weren't any big concerts on campus.

The venue was Jiffy Lube Live - a big amphitheater in Bristol, VA. The trip out there (~45 miles) took a couple of hours, because this IS the DC area and we have the worst traffic EVER.
We did finally arrive, to almost perfect weather for lawn seats.

We were a little late for Don Felder, which was too bad - he was playing a lot of Eagles songs, as well as his solo stuff.

Next up was Styx. I was a fan in college, but had never seen them in concert. It was pretty good, and Don Felder came out for a song or two. They had the best lighting!

The headliner was Foreigner. The Small Man was getting tired by this time.
He'd gotten cold at some point, and a VERY kind woman sitting near us let him borrow her blanket (they'd rented chairs) when I gave him my top layer to wear.

Old guys who've been playing together for 30 years sound really good!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

014 Stash Report - Week 24

Yards in: 10
Yards out: 0.8
Cumulative yards in: 15.4
Cumulative yards out: 15.6
Net gain/loss: 0.2 USED

Spending since last post: $44.20
Spending this year: $142.45

The 0.8 finished was for a wallhanging I'm calling Psychedelic Fall.

And I really fell off the wagon this week:)

I spent the afternoon yesterday at the Annapolis Quilt Guild show. I was able to meet up "someone I met on the internet," the lovely Lee Anna from Not Afraid of Color.

I had a wonderful time walking around the show and talking about the quilts, and, well, shopping. Lee Anna and I talked some about the need for *scraps* that we both share, and I mostly bought things from the guild's leftover shop:
A total of 8 yard of material in this photo! As well as three spools of green pearl cotton. The orange with cute animals was a vendor purchase, 1.5 yards for a kid's quilt. The rest are mostly FQ with a patch-sized chunk missing (or not), with a couple of smaller bits.

Earlier this month, my own guild had a yard sale after the meeting. Not as much there called to me:
A panel with Olivia and 6 FQ.
Spending was $4 for my own guild's shop, 11.66 at the Annapolis guild's "yard sale," $9.54 for new fabric at Annapolis, $10 quilt show admission, and about $9 for gas to Annapolis.

And to take this pictures? Cookie had to be moved from the bed. TMOTH didn't make the bed when he got up this morning, so when I got upstairs to take photos I found this:

He did not approve of being moved.

Halfway through taking pictures, he jumped back on the bed, being ostentatious about showing me his tail end.

He then found a spot and was obvious about licking himself after the ordeal of being dumped off the bed.

And then by the time I finished, he was back asleep.

Psychedelic Fal FINISHED

This was a UFO that I bought at a local quilt guild's show. All it needed was some extra leaves added, quilting, and binding. Even TMOTH likes this one :) Finished size is 23 x 27, so 0.8 yards busted.