Monday, February 06, 2006

A Weekend at the New House

This is part of the cover from the latest Mechanical Engineering magazine, which is produced by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers. My husband gets this magazine. I had two thoughts when I saw it... First, wow, there are a lot more women engineers these days if they can put a knitting analogy on the cover of ASME's magazine. Second, I thought, knitting is really becoming mainstream again and perhaps quilting is going by the wayside...

We spent most of the weekend at the new house taking down wallpaper. Dave would take it down and I followed behind with the spackle. I am pretty good at spackling as I spent a few summers repairing houses in Appalachia with my church group. I am going to go back over there this afternoon and work some more. The wallpaper is not coming down very easily as it was put up on unprimed drywall.

I did sneak away for an hour to go to the Super Bowl sale at my local quilt store. The store changed owners on February 1st. I am reserving judgement on if that was a good or bad thing. I liked the old owner. I have met the new owner and she seems very sweet. She was nice to my kids, who tend to go shopping with me. (They were with me earlier in the week, not for the sale.) While I certainly think quilt store owners have the right not to love my kids, it makes my life easier if they do. I don't like to take them into stores where they are not welcome. It is not that I won't shop there, I just don't do it with the kids. But, back to the new owner, the employees like her. They say she is not making major changes. I wonder if she'll show up at Wool Club on Wednesday. Here is what I bought...



And a fun thing... My oldest is trying out for the talent show at school. I loved being on stage when I was young. I hope he loves it, too. He is doing a skit with half the boys in his class. The music teacher, who also the dad of one of the boys, is helping them with it. What a fun thing for him and for me.

Oh, I forgot to read The Artist's Way this week. Too much other excitement going on. I will complete the book this week. Next I want to read something about color and quilting.

4 comments:

sophie said...

I love that cover ... I might have to send it to my boss (and all the knitters in my work group). Like quilts, I notice when knitting and interesting knits show up in the media. This morning, one of the breakfast television anchors was wearing the most incredible lace-knit cardigan ;-)

Rian said...

Ooooh Jules, I love that blue fabric on the top right.

Jane Ann said...

Jules, I hope you're taking "before" pictures! You'll be sorry if you don't.

Deborah said...

Jules, which quilt store changed owners? I don't get up there much, out here in West (omigod)Cobb. I used to go to Tiny STitches and Little Quilts. Now there's a new store off Powder Springs rd., "near" the Square. A little bit closer to me but haven't even been there in awhile.

Love the fabrics & new house.
Deb