Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I was working with his sister at the time (who'd also gotten me my job) and was kind enough to let me move in with her until I found my own place. That same week, she and some friends were going to Tijuana, Mexico for the night. Feeling sorry for me, she invited me along.
He's too good looking, I'm going to hate him! And, he's a surfer? Eh, not my type. He gets out of the back seat and he is SERIOUSLY good looking. Damn it! I really have a problem with attractive men. They think too highly of themselves. It's obnoxious. I can't stand it when they care more about their looks than I care about my own! (One of the problems with the previous relationship)
His drunk friend kept saying his name different ways so finally I asked him how he spelled it. Oh. MANTZ, I thought he was saying Manson, and I was going to stop things before they got started. No way was I going to be associated with Charles Manson in any way. By the end of that night, the girls hated their dates but I knew I'd met my future.
We eloped to Las Vegas 3 months later. The thing about eloping, nobody buys you presents. Since I've always admired wedding quilts, I decided to make my own. My guild Secret Pal gave me the book a few months ago and I'm crazy about the project right now. Each block will have more embroidery, buttons and beads eventually. Now that I see the blocks up against that rick rack, I think I'm going to do something more with rick rack, too. I want it to be happy and fun. 20 years, 4 kids, a lot of pounds (me, not him damn it) and a hell of a lot of ups and downs. But, at the heart we are still two super hot, happy, fun kids that are beyond lucky to have stumbled upon each other.
And there, you have it. Rich and Heather Mantz, the story.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Then I made Cookie Dough Cupcakes for another co-worker's B-day. They were SO good! Just use a cake batter and drop frozen cookie dough in the center before you bake it. Don't overcook. Only bake for 16 min. Cool completely. Then I topped with my favorite fudge butter cream. YUM. There's another birthday next week. I can't decide what to do next. I'm thinking banana. Either with chocolate ganache and peanut butter frosting, ala Elvis. Or, just banana cream.
My yellow bag was WAY too small! I loved the fabric but I couldn't fit anything in it. And forget about going to the movies when your family thinks you can sneak in a bunch of sodas. No. So, I got this pattern (McCall's?) for a dollar a long time ago. I was waiting for the right fabric to present itself for the right price. I love those 40% off coupons. Of course, there are a few things I'd like to change but you know how that goes. There's always next time.
Like my model? He loves his mommy. Yes, his bracelet says "I love Boobies". He's still a teenage boy/man... supporting breast health.
Still no picture of my trees. And, I could have sworn I took pics of my latest applique project but I guess not. Something for later, perhaps. Anyways, Rich and I are watching Heat. 1995, back when DeNiro and Kilmer were mega cuties.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Bethany's dance recital...Check
Survive another school year...Check
Prom Season over...Check
Quilt show is done...Check
In between, I finished some projects and started some more. It's crazy but I can't help myself. The vase with flowers is the center medallion for a quilt that I started for myself. That's right, myself.
Before school got out, Sierra wanted to dye her hair teal. I thought it was cute. It's been about a month and she wants to change to lavender now. We started stripping the teal out and as of today it's a minty green. I'm calling it an artistic experiment.
These cupcakes were freaking awesome! Coconut with raspberry filling. Yum. Yum.
My in-laws came to see Bethany's recital. It was great to see them and Bethany did great. She just joined the competition team...
My TAS group is doing a Funky Fat Quarter Challenge. We exchanged background fabrics that we wouldn't normally use as background. So, I decided to do this. I also used it as my "Sit and Sew" at our guild's quilt show. I'm going to do a little more embellishment once I quilt it.
I also finished the tree quilt top. I don't have a picture because it's upstairs, I'm down stairs and I don't want to do the in between stuff. Yep, I'm lazy. It'll be a good thing to show in my next post.
And, I only have 18 more states to finish in my state flowers quilt. Another 2 years, and I should be done!