GFK Weekend Round Up SANS Tornado
Well I had a great weekend! It’s my last one here in Chicago before I leave for Thailand on Saturday!!! (WHAT TIME FLEW BY!) On Saturday I got a new iPhone 5s for my trip/life. Ever since I updated my 4s to iOS 7 it was just so slow and the battery would not even last for a few hours. The upgrade came at a good time because I’ll be able to use this new one on my trip as my primary camera.
Anyhoo. I met up with an old Mullen (my high school) buddy who recently relocated to Chicago and finally got to eat the November burger at Kuma’s Corner – the immortalized SLEEP burger. Pretty much it is a ‘Thanksgiving style burger’ with cranberry, gravy, turkey burger, topped with tempura fried stuffing and sage leaves.
Yesterday I accidentally got into the holiday spirit… I know what you’re thinking – “But Bree it’s only the middle of November!” I know I know. BUT Since I’ll be gone for Thanksgiving I had to set up and shoot all the photos for my annual Ugly Tribe Calendar this weekend. That meant I got to buy/set up a tree – I didn’t get to decorate at all last year so this year is gonna get nuts.
Then being such a coconut milk/almond milk enthusiast I was super super excited when I saw that this year there are even more holiday/seasonal flavors for the non-bovine ‘milk’ drinkers. So far – So Delicious is winning by miles and miles.
In terms of CRAFTS! I know it’s seemed a little dry here lately. BUT I’m gift making so I can’t very well put up photos of people’s future gifts. But do note that I finally bought the contrast color for my sweater and have been marathon knitting gifts so once I can give those gift I’ll post all the photos here. I did manage to use the sewing machine extensively last night/yesterday afternoon during the Chicago Tornado watch 2013.
It was a super busy, but fun weekend – Now on to the busy week before I jetset to Thailand on Saturday!
In all seriousness I am so lucky to have both my grandmothers as examples of how creative someone can be. My mom is a talented seamstress and knitter herself, so growing up was filled with art, projects, crafts, and unique gifts. I don’t know what I would do with myself if I wasn’t a crafter. How do people live without a craft project? What do they do? Here are some photos of the few of uncounted crafts from those with crafter-blood that I am a descendant of.
Vladimir wrapped in an Afgan from prior to 1950!
Quilt my Grandmother Joyce Fern made for me in 1997.
Quilt my Grandma Joyce Fern gave to me last summer. (My FAV)
Seed Stich on a cowl that then became a cat teepee.
Vladimir in the perfect sweater (adjustments made for his long body).
The first animal sweater I made. Love the yarn I used.
I generally have an animal trying to sit on my lap at all times.
An angel my Grandma Carolyn Mary made prior to 1950.
Cricut Paper Crafts I also do.
Sewing 101. Learning my new/old machine that belonged to Carolyn Mary.