Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Don't laugh. Okay, laugh. I'm just saying, one might enjoy doing this on Valentine's night, especially if one's lover is across the country on business. A few of us "guys and dolls" went back in time....(majorly) over the weekend. We stepped inside this bldg and were immediately transported into the 50's or there abouts. I kept saying "I wish I had my camera". By the end of the eve I pulled out my IPhone and took a few very quick shots. I would seriously like to go back just to take better photos. There was a cigerette machine, old wall phones. Every turn of the head reminded me of being drug up three flights of stairs to the smoke filled bowling alley for a few hours a week. I could hardly breathe or see from the combination of cigarettes and grill food. Not fond memories as a child, but not bad either. Someone usually felt bad for the skinny little kid and bought me a "soda". Anyway, back then the duck pin bowling was another flight or two up, so that was unfamiliar territory until now.
Besides the shock of walking into a 1950's "museum" of sorts, I used my broken arm/shoulder to throw the ball. I was horrible at that, so tried using my right arm... horrible, then tried bowling like a kid with both hands...horrible. Finally my wise girlfriend told my to try standing to the far right and much closer. It worked! I actually had fun. My shoulder is a bit sore, but I'm sure it's fine. I hope you don't mind the pixelated quick shots, but pretend it was smoke filled and you were just a skinny little kid and enjoy.
I have lots in the works on the creative side, but nothing is completed and my quilt squares are getting a bit dusty. I am hoping the strike-offs from my 2nd fabric collection will be here soon. We should complete the third collection to send off to Kathy today. It's a LLOOONNNGGGGGG process indeed, but I am loving every moment.


  1. I love your pics Paula and wow it brings back memories for me too!

  2. Hi Paula! I've never commented here before, but I love your blog.
    I just wanted to stop by and leave a comment saying that I showed my boyfriend the Par Avion fabric in Ocean online and told him how much I loved it. He ended up ordering a few yards for me as a surprise and I must say that it is even more fantastic in person. Thanks so much for the great design!

  3. Sandra, good to know someone relates. It was fun!

    Kaye, Do you know how wonderful this makes me feel? And even more so that your boyfriend knew what would make you happy. You made my day.

  4. What a cool place!

    A 3rd fabric line!????!!?? You are one busy lady!

  5. Aww, what great pictures!!! Looks like fun.

    I can't wait to see your new line of fabrics. I'm working on a birthday dress for my daughter right now out of Flights of Fancy.


  6. Hmm, maybe I need to drop more hints with hubby!

    Can't wait to see your new line, I love your work.

    Going to the bowling alley reminds me of junior high. I was never good even with both arms intact!

  7. Hi Paula!
    What a fun time you had....Sounds like a I Love Lucy night!!!
    Your fabrics are wonderful!!!Just took a peek on you flickr collection...So pretty!
    Headed to San Diego today and I am thinking of you!

    Smiles and hugs,



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