Friday, March 25, 2011

Life: St Patricks 2011, Sewing Projects, Love & War, & Log Cabin Quilting


We had friends over for St Patrick's Day and served Irish Nachos, Guinness bread, bratwurst and sauerkraut (sort of a St-Patty's-Day-Oktoberfest-hybrid meal). I love hosting parties. St. Patrick's Day is in Hubbins' top 4 "Holidays Worth Celebrating" so it was a win-win (the others in that list are 4th of July, Halloween, and Shark Week).

We had a three day weekend (part of Hubbin's holiday planning) and it felt wonderful. I sewed all three days: pillows for a friend using fabric she found (a $1.99 remnant from Goodwill was redeemed as four themed pillows for her movie room) and tackled a pattern for PJs. Picture MC Hammer pants on a clown. That's what they look like, but sooo comfy.

Got together with girlfriends on Saturday and bought my first grown up purse through Miche. No more fanny pack on a shoulder strap for me. I'm living on the edge, folks.

Argued with Hubbins on Sunday over a stupid miscommunication (the cause of 99.9% of our marital conflict) and was angry for two days. Talked it over Monday night and resolved a bunch of stuff. Highly recommend this book we're reading together; it prompted a conversation about how we fight approach conflict individually and how we sabotage ourselves without even realizing it (metacommunication at its finest). Whoa. Blew my mind.

Love and War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of

I'm so grateful it's Friday! Coming up this weekend: birthday party at our house for baby brother who turned 19 this week, snuggle time with that nephew of mine, and this little treasure that just arrived from (bestillmyheart):

Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects

What are your weekend plans?

1 comment:

  1. To do as little as possible. Been a long week and another one coming up...

    By the way, was that a bag of Guiness COFFEE in the potato pic? It sure looked like a coffee bag with a Guiness label. Drew might actually try coffee if it is.