Monday, April 27, 2009

like a cowgirl, baby

Last week I bought a new-to-me guitar. I'm searching for a truck. And since I already have the boots, I opted for shiny new high-tops.

The guitar is a '97 Gibson Les Paul double-cut studio edition. And, also important, it's a rockin' sun-burst red. The truck is going to be tiny and adorable, for hauling art stuffs. Probably a Ford Ranger. And the shoes... well I've already mentioned those. And now they are mine, and every bit as gnarly as I'd hoped. I've also recently brought the viola back from retirement, and I've got about a thousand vintage western shirts, so all I really need now is a horse.

Monday, April 13, 2009

there will be snacks, there will

Through some sort of birthday karma, Jess won tickets to see Andrew Bird in-studio at the Current. Lucky me, I was her plus one. It was pretty amazing getting to be so up close and personal with mr. bird and his minneapolis accompaniment. He rocked out in argyle socks. And he uses the same looping box that I got for christmas, so it's high time I learned how to use it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I haven't posted nearly enough about quilts.

So, here is a new quilt, named "Hopscotch" for obvious reasons, that will be featured in the next Nickel Quilts book. Momma Speth and I just placed the fabric today, these are two lines from Moda Fabrics that I picked out (since I'm getting the quilt). Typically my mom uses all sorts of random, scrappy fabrics, but Moda gave her a bunch of fabric to use since it's free promotion for them. And I dig it. Butterflies! Scissors! There will be a pieced border and teal sashing, if that means anything to you.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

uptown market fancypants website has taken shape, and now holds a lot of info. So start telling your friends & family, artists, farmers, anyone that might be interested. There is a vendor sign-up form and everything.

And if you want to help out promoting this thing, posting flyers, wearing a sandwich board etc. just let me know.