Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Reading Lists

Here is a list of what I have been reading lately, probably a good insights as to why I have not posted in a while. I am a total history geek, especially religious history I watch the History Channel like most people what American Idol, or some Vampires I keep hearing about.

I stumbled upon a reference to this book while I was watching a story about the pyramid of Cheops. I finished the book in two days and needed more info on the subject so we all headed downtown to the library and with only 20 mins until they closed (poor planning on my part, but those Mimosas at 821 were just too good!) I found a book about this, and this.

The family is taking a week long vacation in Sept something that has not happened since before Brix was born, we will heading to Sand bridge in Va Beach home of the Edgar Cayce Inst. where I will be attending these

I once read a few years ago that Cayce was 99% actuate and that 1% that he was "wrong" is a matter of opinion. I never paid much attention to who he was or want he did, but when I dug a little deeper it kinda made my head spin.

Yeah this has nothing to do with fabric or crafts but life's not all about studio time!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Retail Therapy & Vietri

It was a rough week around here so I needed some retail therapy, my kind of therapy is thrift store scores!! Brix I only went to two place and we discovered some great finds.

Brown and cream sugar and creamer set ( Anthropologie eat your heart out!)

The plate in the middle matches 2 plates and 2 bowls that I have been collecting for a few years, the lettuce plates are vietri and are for my mom, she has been collecting veggie plates and dishes since I can remember.So when I saw the acorn and apple dishes I thought maybe I'll start my own veggie themed dish collection, prints above are Jim Callahan.

This her collection,the avocados and squash pitchers are my favorite

She and my dad have a pretty intense vietri obsession. The company is Italian and located in N.C. just like them.

I have few pieces to this one is my favorite

Oh don't worry Brix sourced some treats too, a dinosaur excavating kit, and frog galoshes ( not pictured because he slept with them on for 3 days!) Total cost for our finds=$21.49( the vietri pieces were only 1$ each!) spending time together and forgetting our woes for a few hour= priceless!