Friday, April 15, 2016

I'm Too Lazy for Hexagons

I've always wanted a hexagon quilt, but I'm way to lazy to make one.  There's just no way I am going to be piece one by hand and it's not much easier to piece one by machine. So when mom bought me an unfinished quilt top for Christmas this year, I was super excited. That means someone else pieced this beauty by hand and did a really lovely job.


I decided to quilt it with a pair of vintage sheets I collected. I had this whole elaborate way I wanted to experiment with free motion quilting techniques, but in the end, I felt simple was best.


Rupert apparently doesn't care whether the quilt is finished or not.


He snuggles one way or the other.

I was pretty freaking excited about this polka dot binding I made.



I made it bias binding because inside corners are tricky.


Here's the finished quilt!





So many beautiful fabrics. Especially this one with the creepy baby with blue zombie lips.


Look how pretty this quilt looks in my little quilt cubby in the livingroom.

Room for one more...

Friday, April 8, 2016

We're Produce

My mom came to visit!

We went to the Golden Gate bridge. It was really windy.



There was also this one sunny day.


But seriously, there was only one. It was rainy the whole rest of the time.


But we made the best of it with things like garlic ice cream in Gilroy (garlic capital of the world.)




We also did weird stuff in stores.




You know, because it was raining outside.


Also, we were produce. This is my favorite photo from the trip.  Because produce.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Two Minutes and Thirty-Four Seconds

We went to the Tet Festival, a Vietnamese cultural festival in San Jose.

Tet Festival

Tet Festival

There was this amazing (I mean *amazing*!) dragon dancing.

Tet Festival

But, truly, the most incredible thing that happened while we were there was that I somehow managed to convince Eddy that it would be a great idea to sign up for a banh mi eating contest.

Tet Festival

He was a little nervous.

Tet Festival

Tet Festival

Because just look at the competition.

Tet Festival

I couldn't even fit the whole table into a single picture. Just a little bit nervous.

Tet Festival

The competitors had to put their hands behind their heads before the eating contest began.

Tet Festival

Then they had to shove a whole sandwich plus a whole bottle of water in their mouth as fast as they possibly could.

Tet Festival

It was not pretty to watch.

Tet Festival

Guess what. He won! Second place, but just by a hair.  I mean, almost first place!

Tet Festival

He got a sack full of prizes.

Tet Festival

He totally ate an entire banh mi and a bottle of water in 2 minutes and 34 seconds. It was one of the proudest moments of my life!

Afterwards I also ate a banh mi.

Tet Festival

But over the course of more like 10 minutes or so.