Thursday, June 25, 2009

Taking off...Part One

RECAP...of our trip.
It's least the bottom portion.  Aaah....a sigh of relief....I was able to get the front dinette bottom cushions finished and my sweet husband installed mini aluminum blinds in the kitchen and got the trailer all ready.... all in record time for our  trip to San Diego!  Off we go.  I'll let you know what falls off the trailer on this trip.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Treasures to be had at the Gem Show

I found out there was a Gem Show happening in Santa Barbara and invited my sister in law, Netty, to go with me for a fun day of shopping (till you drop) , eating (Indian food) and laughing (I always have fun with Netty :).  The two of us had a blast looking at all the beautiful gemstones, pearls, beads, findings and beautiful things. I think we were in the building for 4 hours (maybe more, who keeps track?)  I had so much fun learning about all the different stones from all over the world.  A few of my favorites are Garnets, Apatite, Peruvian Blue Opal, Chrysocolla, Smoky quartz, Labradorite, Iolite and the list goes on.  Now, I need to take my treasures and get make some jewelry.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Airstream and Sewing

Summer time is approaching and I need to get busy sewing, our vacation is nearing.   We have a 1966  Airstream Trailer (Tradewind) that we have been fixing up for about 3 years now.  I managed to upholster the back pull out bed about 2 years ago and now need to finish by upholstering the front dinette.  I'm a little behind on schedule because when I was pregnant with my now one year old, the "trailer smell"  made me nauseous and I could not go near it the whole pregnancy.  I also couldn't drink mocha' very weird, because these are two of my favorite things.  And now,  I have been busy with a one year old who doesn't appreciate sewing!  So now is the season to sew...I think.   The front dinette is designed and built by my loving and handy husband, so our family of 5 can fit comfortably.  He also installed bamboo flooring for my birthday last year, new window (because the old one exploded into a million pieces in Yosemite...some kind of crazy static explosion), and installed a new back hatch (because ours blew off in Yosemite, apparently that happens a lot.)  Oh, and he had to install a new fan when the old one blew off on a trip to Santa Cruz.  Our joke now when we leave for a trip is "what will blow off next?"  We never leave on a trip without duck tape and cardboard.  

This is what memories are made of.
To be continued.