Monday, August 28, 2006

so. proud.

Anna's first cross country meet
Originally uploaded by sushikat.
Anna is one of the most determined (at times downright stubborn) people I know and I am so proud of her for that determination. This is her first year running cross country and she's doing great! They had their first practice meet last Thursday and will have their first official meet this Thursday. Out of over 100 girls, she came in 34th. But, she's not satisfied with that. She wants her team to win, so she'll be pushing to do better. Last year, our school was brand new, and the cross country team won first place in the North Georgia Region. We are looking to have another strong team this year. Watch out everyone -- The Generals are coming!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thrift Thursday - Ansco Rediflex

ansco rediflex camera
Originally uploaded by sushikat.
I am so proud of my entry for this week. I found this adorable vintage camera at our local thrift shop for 25 cents! It still has film in it and it looks like it has 8 pictures left on the roll. I am going to take it to a camera shop and see if they can develop what is on the roll.

I looked on ebay for these and they only go for about $10-20, but I don't care. I don't want to sell it anyway. I plan on using it in a display in my living room along with one of my grandfather's old cameras.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

georgia's new friend

georgia & sylvester
Originally uploaded by sushikat.
Our kitty, Georgia, loves our fish, Sylvester. He pretty much sits in the bottom of his bowl all the time except to come up for food. His bowl used to be on the kitchen counter by the sink until Georgia discovered it and began splashing the water everywhere. The highest place to put the bowl was on top of a bookshelf in our kitchen, which is about 5 1/2 feet tall. This deterred her for a very short time, because she quickly learned to jump on the corner of the table and then up to the top of the shelf.

She will sit and watch him for hours, sometimes batting at him through the glass, sometimes sneaking a drink of fish-flavored water, and sometimes falling asleep beside the bowl. I snapped this photo the other night when they were both sitting and staring at one another.

Makes you wonder what they're thinking!

Friday, August 11, 2006

more handbag sewing

close-up of flower
Originally uploaded by sushikat.
I finished this bag today, and am really proud of it! It took a little more time than some of the other bags I make, but I love the way it turned out with it's rows of white stitching and the black & white theme. I also made a new type of flower pin by fusing the fabrics together for the petals and leaves to give them more body.

It's for sale in my shop if anyone is interested!

Gotta run and pick up my girls at school. Anna is trying out for cross country and we're going to go cheer her on!

Go Anna!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Thrift Thursday - Pretty China

pretty thrifted china
Originally uploaded by sushikat.
Carrie, over at Sommer Designs has started a new flickr group called Thrift Thursday where you show your thrifted finds for the week. Well, if you know me, you know I love to thrift shop and this is right up my alley. So, I joined!

This is one my finds for this week. I found a set of four cups, saucers & dessert plates. Perfect for my banana muffins and coffee on the back porch!

If I get a chance to take more photos, I'll try to post more later today. But, it is the last chance I have to take the kids to the pool before they start to school on Monday, and I think I'm going to take advantage of it!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

pleated peach paisley

Wow, three posts in one day! I am really behind (gotta catch up)!

I have been sewing a lot lately, and have put some of my purses and bags in my shop if you want to take a peek!

I am trying to use up a lot of the remnants that I have and have been coming up with some different designs, in doing so.

Here's one of my new bags -- I think it's really pretty! It's for sale, too!

campsite 105

Last weekend we drove two hours to Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, TN and spent a few days camping. We had a great time swimming, fishing, hiking, cooking outdoors, roasting marshmallows and making smores, knitting, reading and whatever else we could think of to do!

there are places I remember...

This is a fun way to see all the states you have visited. I was surprised to see I've been to almost half! Only another 26 states to go!

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

Try it yourself!