21 February 2011

From UFO to WIP

I've decided to finish this project

Cricket Collection's "The Frost is on the Pumpkin", from the chart, "Frost".

I started it in May, 2005, and it's been coasting around my UFO pile since then. Sometimes the chart is with the WIP, sometimes not. It's becoming a joke, so I decided, that, Finish-it February is all about the pumpkin. I worked on it a little bit a week or so ago, but I'm committed to finishing it by the end of the month.

I thought I'd get more done this weekend, but it was a "fun" weekend. Friday night, my friends and I went to a Grease Sing-A-Long at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring. I've been wanting to see what this place was like since the American Film Institute opened in this very old movie theatre, and just haven't gotten around to it. It was a great way to introduce ourselves to this theatre. One friend saw the movie when it was first in theatres, I played Marty when I was in high school (sheesh, has it really been 20 years since I was in that part?), and my other friend loves musicals. It was a blast; they brought around microphones, we hand-jived til our hands stung, and the whole theatre was dancing in the aisles by "You're the One that I Want." I don't think I've had such a good time since I used to go to Rocky Horror Picture Show and dress up.

Saturday was Left-brain's cousin's surprise 50th birthday party. She thought it was just a belated Christmas party, but it was all for her. Her friends from across the Bay even came. We did have to referee a few spats between children, but it was a great time. Lots of laughs, lots of really good food, and time with family.

Yesterday should have been my lazy day, but I was up early for church, and then met a friend for lunch. We met up at a really good barbecue place near the theatre I work at, and chowed down. I am so glad I found this place; I prefer to not eat at chain restaurants, and, although the DC area has a great food culture and you can find small independent restaurants with almost any cuisine you want to eat, finding a place with really good barbecue is difficult. And what barbecue there is is predominantly Texas-style. This place is wonderful because it has pulled pork, and you can not only get North Carolina vinegar sauce, you can also get South Carolina mustard-based sauce. That is a rarity INDEED. And! They had fried green tomatoes. I have made it my mission in life to never turn down the opportunity to eat a fried green tomato, because they're not that easy to find and always worth the cost. These were THE BEST. EVER. I'm still craving them. I would have brought some home for Left-brain, but he does not appreciate them, and so, lost out on the fried green yumminess.

I did get home in time to watch the end of the Daytona 500. I felt really bad for Dale Jr. He was doing so well, then got wrecked so close to the finish. Arrrghhhh. If that was me, I'd just sit in the car and bawl. I realize I could never be a racecar driver because I'd just end up crying every time my car was wrecked. Left-brain says you can't take it personal, but I don't know. That would be so darn frustrating. But I guess Jr. has wrecked people too, and they can't take it to heart.

I am hopeful that this will be a good week. I'm well-fed, well-rested, and I had the chance to yell, "Whop bop a loo bop." Got a UFO under control. This might work out well.


Julie M said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend! Everyone should have the chance to yell Whop bop a loo bop at least once in their life!

Frost is really cute!!

Barbi said...

I LOVE GREASE!!! That would have been soooo much fun!
Your old UFO turned WIP is adorable!! I can hardly wait to see it finished.

Kathy A. said...

Another rescue from the UFO pile - I'm impressed and inspired. Look forward to your progress.

Siobhan said...

Nice rescue!! It's such a nice design!

Fried green tomatoes... I've never had one but want to try one SO badly! I finally got to have fried pickles this summer and oh my gosh--delicious!

riona said...

Sometimes everything just falls into place ... enjoy the feeling!!!

Pumpkin said...

I LOVE this pattern and have it in my to-do pile :o) I want to see you finish this one too! LOL!

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend.

Astrid's dragon said...

That is going to look so cute, I love pumpkins!

Was that a one time thing with Grease? If not, I might have to go at least once. I remember going to the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Georgetown, way back when!

Jennifer said...

BBQ? Where? Jeff and I always love some good bbq and he is on a mission to find and/or make quality NC style vinegar sauce.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls