Thursday, June 21, 2012

La Mesa fun - Car Show Thursday

La Mesa is a really fun town to live in, there's always something going on, especially in the summer.  Thursday night is Old Car show night.  They don't shut down the street like Ogden, UT used to, but its fun see the cars both parked, and then the others cruising the strip.  We went last Thursday, trying to get as much fun into the weekend as possible, since Sunday was Father's Day, and dad had to go into surgery on Tuesday (3rd one in 30 days).  There was a bit of everything.

Bright colors


Advertising for a local brewery (Green Flash Brewing)

Fuzzy dice

Beautiful artwork

And live music!  The other end of the strip has a DJ.

I've been doing some stitching, just not a lot of picture taking.  I have a project up by my computer for when I need a small break from school, or for something to keep my hands busy while listening to pre-recorded class stuff.
Eve's Garden by Shepherd's Bush
As you can see, not a lot of progress on it, but that's fine, it means I'm doing school and not stitching!  In the top right corner you can see my homemade needle minder, made with vintage mother of pearl buttons.

I also got some finishing done, for a project I stitched a very long time ago.  I think it was a limited edition kit Lizzie Kate did for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Anyway, the date stitched on it is 2007.   I figured it had sat around long enough not getting the finishing touches.

I still owe a TUSAL pic, and also a pic of the main project I've been working on since finishing Jenny Bean's Gentle Spring.  Maybe next week, since I have a friend visiting this weekend.  Of course, we're going to kick it off with a visit to tonight's car show, followed by burgers at Johnny B's!

Oh, and not to leave you in total suspense, Dad's surgery went well and he come home from the hospital sooner than expected, on Wednesday.  Purpose of the surgery was to remove and replace some hardware inserted a month ago that they think was contaminated.  Second surgery didn't fix the problem (just cleaning the area internally), and he still wasn't healing, so he got to go through a 5 hour procedure.


Melissa said...

Those cars are beautiful!!! Your SB piece is coming along nicely.

BeckySC said...

Hope your dad recovers...sending prayers!!
I look forward to watching Eve's Garden grow :) It's in my pile (thanks to the sweetest friend) to be stitched :)

Chris said...

Very cool car show. I am glad to hear that your Dad is recovering.
Your finishing on the pillow is wonderful.

Siobhán said...

I'm glad that your dad's surgery went well! I love the pics of the cars--how neat! Beautiful finishing on the pillow, and love your SB piece!

Vickie said...

Oh your poor father! Prayers sent for him.
Nice stitching. And fine finishing.

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, your poor father!! I sure hope the surgery was successful this time and he's finally on the mend. How awful! I love your SB A&E so far. I really have to get to that one too. The car show -- what fun! The artwork on that one car is spectacular! Good luck with all the schoolwork!

dixiesamplar said...

Awesome the car shows they hold around here too.

Love the SB finish...gorgeous!

Best wishes to dad; hope this does the trick and he is up and around again soon.

Hazel said...

What amazing cars! Your pillow finish is gorgeous. x

Penny said...

I enjoyed the pictures of the cars. Some interesting colors.
Hope that your dad is doing better and that he won't need anymore surgery.
That's a sweet little pillow and you did a wonderful job on the finishing! Glad you are finding some time to stitch! :)

Solstitches said...

Those cars are really something.
Love the LK pink pillow and nice start on the WIP too.
I hope your dad is making a good recovery.

Suzanne said...

Great looking cars! I love your LK pillow finish.

Congratulations on finishing the Jenny Bean sampler, it's beautiful.

Thanks for the Jubilee chart, it's a great design.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great day with such awesome cars! Love the paint jobs!
Love your LK finish! You did a wonderful job on it and it's adorable. Great start on the SB piece, too and I LOVE your needle minder.
Glad your dad is doing well!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That car show would of been so fun to hit up with my camera!!!!

thegreytail said...

super cool car show.. wow!!
all my best wishes to your dad..