Friday, February 25, 2011

what I'm up to

 
 souvenirs from El Mercado and La Villita

Hey, everybodeee! (I can't say that without sounding like Grover.) Just got back from a trip to San Antonio, TX with my manly schmoopie for a business seminar. I had never been there before and it was delightful. We so loved staying right on the beautiful RiverWalk. Lemme tell you, Boudro's makes some killer guacamole tableside. Actually the food pretty much everywhere was awesome (Rosario's, Mi Tierra, Little Rhein), and every time we entered our hotel the staff was offering us cookies as big as our heads, so now I need to shed a few molé and sugar induced pounds.


I anticipated some evening downtime at the hotel while my husband was working the expo in the conference center, so I came armed with a bag full of felt, embroidery thread and netflix streaming on the laptop. Hopefully these needle book WIPs will be finished up soon and in the shop.

One thing I learned on the trip over is that needles and small scissors will make it through the TSA security just fine. Suspicious bottles of Fabritac get the very hairy eyeball though.


I couldn't resist getting the girls each a set of worry dolls. Aren't the textiles gorgeous? My dad bought me a set when I was a young girl and I loved them because they were so tiny and were wearing such bright colors. Plus you are only allowed six worries a day, one for each worry doll to solve overnight. I'll see what they can do about my love handles.

enjoying the river boat tour around town. 

I also got the opportunity to meet the cah-razy home school dad  Tim Hawkins and to see him perform at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. (I got a picture with him but it isn't very good and for some reason I don't look like a supermodel, so I'm not posting it.) That man just ain't right. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Go see him if you get a chance. We love him like we love Brian Regan.

It was a great trip, but it is also nice to be safely home to roost with our little chicks.

16 comments:

  1. San Antonio is my home town. It was great reading this and oh how I love all those places! The RiverWalk is always a good time. So glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Delicious Mexican food? Now I'm jealous!!

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  3. Glad you had a great trip. LOVE your needle books!!

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  4. Haha, Tim Hawkins is hilarious. Love the Chick-fil-A song :). Looks like a fun trip!

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  5. Sounds like a great trip! My schmoopie is heading down your way for work next week, but I don't know what days he will be in town. If only I got to travel with...!

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  6. Glad you had fun! Love the color combos on the needle books. Kev is going to be in GA next week sometime too. Man, Olivia, we could all have a really fun reunion!! Don't think I'll fit in the carry-on, tho. :)

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  7. Hi!

    What wonderful souvenirs! For me, no matter where I go, I have to buy handmade souvenirs... it's as good as photos!

    You had a great time!

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  8. Ooohhh...awesome! I'm going to San Antonio in July. Any suggestions?

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  9. Well, Olivia and Jessica, since the stars did not align for us, maybe at least our hubbies can get together and eat some wings somewhere.

    Rachel, everywhere we ate above was delicious and I'd go to El Mercado if you want to browse handcrafts and pottery. We also visited the Alamo but didn't really have time to do much else. Have fun!

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  10. I live in San Antonio. El Mercado is awesome! And so are the places you ate.

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  11. I love San Antonio, too. Looks like you had a great time. I love all the colors and pattern there. Can't wait to see your needle books in the shop! Want to grab one up!

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  12. Do you have the book "The Monster at the End of this book (starring Lovable furry old Grover)?" It is a Little Golden Book and one of my kids favorites! I buy it for baby gifts every time I see it in a store!

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  13. Dawn, we currently don't own it, but I used to have it in board book form and I double triple love it. I think it is a classic. I guess I need to get that for our library. What a great idea for a baby gift. I keep wanting to throw a book shower for some expectant mom sometime.

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  14. I love the needle books and hope to snag one when you list them in your shop! Hopefully it will be soon!! Beautiful work!

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  15. We love Hawkins and Regan too! Love your pottery, love the scalloped shears, love the punches, love, love, LOVE!! OK, can I just be you for a while? Thanks for all the inspiration and smiles!!

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