Penelope Basset

Friday, August 15, 2008

We went to Disneyland!

We are very fortunate that we can visit a world class resort/entertainment location like Disneyland frequently, and can enjoy the more subtle pleasures that are lost as you have x number of hours to get your money's worth.
I got to go with my husband, and with a friend that I work with. We had a hoot just taking our time at the Aladdin theater show, leisurely lunch at the Plaza Inn, no lines at Pirates and Haunted House, and wandering around in the Pirates' Lair on Tom Sawyer Island (kind of reminds me of the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim"!)

Guess who I met there? Why, it was Captain Jack Sparrow, and I got to ask him if he signed up for Summer Reading this year. He promised to do it next year, cross his heart, his honor as a pirate.

I finished my niece's quilt for her Bat Mitzvah last October. So I take a bit longer, but I do good stuff. I had another quilt top almost finished for her before the ceremony, but after seeing the party decorations, and her choice of colors, I needed to take it apart and find the right fabric. I had done the embroidered stars, but had them set with a pretty blue on white filigree print. Not My Niece. Her reception was all psychedelic colors, neon lights, lava lamps and peace symbols. Green is her favorite color, I am late to finding out. Amazing bit of serendipity, I had bought this really wild tie-dyed fabric about ten years ago, loving the colors but not knowing what I would do with it. It was perfect.
So here it is; it wasn't the original design, but at least is better suited to the recipient now.

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At August 16, 2008 at 4:07 AM , Blogger The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I'm so glad to know that Captain Jack will be part of the SRP next year! And since the theme is that 'Be Creative' thing you'll certainly be ready with this quilt! Fabbo!


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