Monday, April 14, 2008

Sew what?

A couple of weeks ago, I made this:

Over the weekend, I completed what I consider a follow-up:

I based this one on a t-shirt design from Threadless.  There's a wealth of inspiration at Threadless - so much so that I'm having trouble deciding what to do next. I've got some ideas, though...

I aslo made a Bon Voyage towel for my mom last week. It turned out really well:

I also found time this weekend to finish The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, a book that a friend recommended to me a couple of weeks ago. Despite being almost a thousand pages long, I breezed right though it and had a hard time putting it down. It was very enjoyable, and I was a little saddened to finish it - finishing a book is always a bit sad; saying goodbye to friends I've spent days or weeks with brings out the melancholy in me. I'm a sucker for historical fiction and am looking forward to reading his sequel, World Without End, as soon as it's available in paperback.

For now, I'm reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. I wanted something different from the Dark Age historical drama I just finished, so  a Latin American romance fits that description nicely.

Hmm... what else? We ate lunch at Kim Long yesterday - their Vietnamese sandwiches are delicious and cheap. I can't resist ordering Pho Ga at any Vietnamese restaurant, and Kim Long's is pretty good. The sandwich dipped in the broth is terrific, too. After that we shopped for some groceries in their market, then headed to Mr. Awesome's parents' house to play with some kittens that were born under their porch. There are three of them and oh my goodness are they adorable. There are two smoky gray ones and one dark calico. If you or anyone you know wants a kitten - a really cute, playful, lovable kitten - let me know.


  1. Very nice towels! I cherish the towels my aunt and grandmother made when they were younger that are now in my possession.

    Pillars of the Earth was a great read, despite its monumental length!

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Nice threads you have there ... why don't you make something for Frank next?