Sunday, October 30, 2011

Things that make me MELT!


Behold the delectable Westside Monte Cristo at Melt Bar & Grilled in Independence, OH.  It is the mecca for decadent grilled cheese sandwiches.  This ooey gooey tower of deliciousness was my birthday treat.  Of course, my eyes were larger than my stomach and I barely ate half of it.  The rest is chilling in the fridge waiting for lunch.
Here I am attempting the first bite!

Spent the rest of the day revising and re-hooking the flowers in my Brave Hunter rug.  When I laid the rug on the floor, the flowers were too yellow, so I am re-doing several of them.

I ended the day with one of my pups asleep on my lap.  Not the best photo, but you get the picture.  He really makes me melt!  I just love his smooshy face...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brave Hunter- DONE! (Well...not the border...)


Yippee!  I am finished, sort of...
I am going to do a two row border of the "Moose" wool and then whip it with yarn.  The colors are more muted in real life and I am pretty happy with it. 

This is the coverlet I purchased last week - a little gift to me from me.  I seem to be obsessed with textiles lately.  This is my fourth coverlet this year...

Back to hooking!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Reunited with my first love: Simon LeBon

OK, I'll admit that when I was 12, I was in love with Simon LeBon from Duran Duran.  I thought that he was dreamy and...thirty years later, I still do.  While my musical taste has diversified over the years, I have remained loyal to my first love.  My daughter shares my itunes account and therefore has access to all my music.  Over the years, she has added the DD songs to her ipod and become a fan as well.  When she heard that they were coming to Cleveland, she begged me relentlessly to get us tickets.  Here she is, last Wednesday night waiting to get into the concert.  I made her the t-shirt and she is wearing my old Duran Duran pins.  Doesn't she look cute?


 Here is Simon - not bad after all these years and his voice was fabulous!  We had such a great time at the concert!  I felt like I was 12 again and screamed/sang all night long... 
In fact, I thought that the band did such a good job that I convinced my sister and mom to go see them tonight at Madison Square Garden. I am a more than a bit jealous, but it is time to come back to reality...

Finally, now that field hockey season, a trip to Europe and general back to school chaos has died down, I was able to do some hooking.  Almost done!!!!

Last week, I treated myself with an antiquing trip to Seville, OH.  I bought  a great coverlet that I will post photos of later.  I also saw some neat old rugs:
Would have bought this one if it has been in my budget.


Love the crazy colors on this pig!

Now, off to do some Halloween costume shopping!