Saturday, October 9, 2010

Witch Wallhanging (technically) Done (enough), and Our Excursion to Santa Fe

Well, I followed Katie's example and challenged myself to a "One Week One Project" thing.....
After dropping the hubby off at his friend's house for a "guy's night out", I set in on getting this thing machine quilted.  It's not the prettiest job I've ever seen, but it's done.  I will get the binding hand sewn down tomorrow.

My mom asked about the project, and I had to lie to her and tell her that I hadn't been working on it so she wouldn't have any clue that it was almost done and ready to be sent off as a birthday present!  I hate lieing, but I think it served it's purpose this time;)

I don't know if you can see it, but I decided the spider needed fangs;)

I got a package in the mail yesterday from Karen, aka Breezy Bree....

I love this red...I haven't seen a red this red in the U.S in forever.  Thank you very much;)

On a non-quilty note, the Hubby and I took off to Santa Fe yesterday via public transportation.  I don't know, but I hope it's the only one, but the bus line we take into dowtown ABQ is always full of drama.  This time there was a woman that was trying to get on the bus....stone, almost fallover drunk.  She had a large bottle of listerine under her arm.  I almost feel sorry for those people in that state of mind, but then again no.  We hopped on the Railrunner, our local train, and headed north.  It was a scenic route, and very relaxing to not have to deal with traffic. 

Once in Santa Fe, we hopped on our bikes, and proceeded to do some geocaching around the area. Biking sure beats driving in that town...nightmare of traffic any day of the week. After about 5 hours of riding, our rears got tired of all the fun, and we decided to take the next train home. Not 20 minutes into it, we were both asleep;)
Had to wait for three bus's before we managed to get one that we could get both the bikes on the racks (they only fit three, and it was commuting time).
So we're cruising along on the bus..people getting on and off, bikes coming and going..when all of the sudden someone is banging on the bus door.....they took one of our bikes by mistake!!!  I'm just glad the person was honest enough to say something.  That's a good thing;)

We made it home, safe and sound, and then passed out from sheer exhaustion;)  Had a great time;)

Gonna call it a night, and dream of the next project;)
Happy Quilting!!


Katie said...

What self-respecting spider doesn't have fangs?

Sounds like you had a good time in Santa Fe. I wish I could get my hubby to do stuff more like that, but maybe as he ages and mellows?

Katie said...

PS I can't take credit for the challenge. That was Amy at her blog, Amy's Creative Side (scroll down through my blog list and it's in there). I just participated. She'll be doing another one at the end of the month, I think...

Beth said...

Great job on the witch. Love the fangs. Your Mom is going to be so excited to get that package.
Sounds like a great trip to Santa Fe. I would not have lasted as long on a bike as you two did.
What project did you dream about???

Marsha said...

I love the witch and the fangs on the spider. All the little details give the quilt character! Your Mom will love it! Santa Fe has some interesting things to see. We have been to the plaza a couple of times with out of town guests. Mostly we visit our friend at the Harley shop on Cerillos when we go up north. Sounds like you had a great time.

Sandy said...

Santa Fe is one of my favourite cities. We did a lot of walking when we were there. The wall hanging turned out very well -- your mom will love it.


---"Love" said...

The witch is done; does it have a cute label? Be sure to make one! It is too cute!
I love the spider's legs!
Years ago for several summers, I took a station wagon full of kids to Glorieta Baptist Encampment near Santa Fe. We always went into Santa Fe one day to eat at LaCacino on the plaza. Loved it; is it still there? Once we were there during Fiesta and watched the beautiful dancers and their gorgeous dresses; I'll never forget! ---"Love"