Saturday, May 15, 2010


I know, I know I've been virtually missing for a week. No updates and perhaps most sadly no new grannies to share with you. But the good news is I'm back and so are my granny squares!

And I probably owe an explanation of where I've been and the answer is just insanely busy. Extremely busy for happily all good reasons.

Last week (where my posting took a halt) I went up to New York City for training at Google. Yes that Google. First of all, their offices rule and I pretty much never wanted to leave. Secondly, I had to wake up before the crack of dawn to make my 4:30 a.m. train which has since really messed up my sleep schedule.

I also got to stay at the Algonquin Hotel. Anyone who knows me personally most likely knows my deep affection for Dorothy Parker so this was a real treat for me.

While in New York I slipped out and ran down to the fashion district got some cheap fabric from Paron Fabrics and some a few pretty notions from my favorite little New York shop M&J Trimmings. Then I made this amazing skirt with my new sewing machine.

Oh yeah I probably forgot to mention it was my birthday last week! A quarter of a century old. And my parents were kind enough to listen to my request and get me exactly what I wanted this kickass sewing machine.

I came back from New York and was surprised by a dozen roses and a beautiful vintage cast-iron patio set on my patio (which I type from you now) from my boyfriend. For my birthday, which also happened to be Mother's Day, we went to Shenandoah National Park to take a drive on the stunningly beautiful Skyline Drive.

We took only one short hike but were rewarded by a beautiful waterfall.
 And sadly the only animal I really got to see was a deer licking the middle of the road for some weird reason.
 Since all the birthday activities and my big New York trip I've been playing catch up with work at my day job and with my fun job. We've just announced the schedule for our Summit of Awesome in June and the event and the planning that goes into it is probably why I haven't lost my sanity yet.


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