Friday, June 8, 2012

Good Times In LA

Hi Guys!
I'm sorry I've been away so long (once again). Right after my last post, I went to southern California for a couple of days to visit with my bestie and see my pal Ellen. It was a great, laid back trip, but the last couple of days I was there I started not feeling so well, which continued for a couple of weeks once I was back home. Oofa. It's no fun feeling run down and generally crappy. I hope you'll forgive my absence, my dear friends!

I have so much to share with you, things I was working on before the trip, and things have worked on since then. But let's start with a little vacation! Everybody likes vacation photo's, right? Right? Hello?

(Pay no attention to those Flintstone feet)
I put my feets in the ocean, y'all! 

Welcome to the beach, no fun allowed! The Ocean, brought to you by Arrowhead Natural Spring Water.

Ahh, that's the life...

 Melissa made me scrumptious dinners, this was my favorite!! 
This was some kind of magic turkey burger on a bed of lettuce, topped with jalapeno cheddar, blue cheese crumbles and avocado. Oh lordy, I'm drooling at the memory. 

Next day Melissa & I got to go visit Ellen's show, Flesh & Fiber at The Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles and see her gorgeous work up close. Tiny, tiny stitches, people. Tiny. 
Stitchy hero, right there! I lurve you, Ellen

After our visit to The Hive, Melissa and I took the train across town to visit with Ellen for a little bit at The Pop Tart Gallery where she had organized the first of several yarn bombing meetings in preperation for a brand new show she's curating called Home Is Where The Needle Marks. Show opens this weekend, so excited for her! If you're in the Los Angeles area, GO! SEE ART! It's good for you.

 Awesome people tried to teach us how to knit.
Aww, Mel, you've really got the hang of that!

 You show that yarn who's boss!

Me? I'll just sit here and tie knots and be a goober (as per usual).
I was a little star struck to be honest, do you know who that is sitting there next to me?? That's Rachel McKay! EEEEEEPPP! I've stalked, I mean, "admired" her work for a long time. She's was so super sweet and awesome and excellent. Girl crush. Hi Rachel!

The next couple of days we played it pretty low key, like I said, I wasn't feeling too hot. We mostly sat & talked, you know how that goes when you get face to face with a friend that lives so far away, the hours just fly. We spent one whole day stitching (that'll be in my next post, stay tuned!). It was great, I've never taught anyone how to embroider before, and while Mel's already got the basics down (you should {and will later this year!} see what she's making!) I got to show her some different fancy stitches. Good times.

So yeah, those were the highlights of my mini vacation. Wonderful friends, great food, fantastic art, stitching and stitchy hero's. What more could a girl want?

Want to see what I stitched whilst in the City of Angels? Come back shortly! I'm writing that post next!
I missed you guys! I'll be visiting you soon!


suzitee said...

I was wondering where you got to Lisa! Spending time with crafty friends would have to be one Of the best ways to spend a holiday.. how cool! Very UNCOOL that you weren't well though ... glad you're feeling better! Can't wait to see what you've been working on :)

Jill said...

So fun to see photos of your trip! Oh my gawd, that turkey burger looks so scrumpdillyishious! I'm so glad you're starting to feel better... been a bit worried about you, my friend. Let's get together soon!

Giggly said...

I love this vacation! I can't wait to see what you stitched!! XO

olisa said...

Love this post, Lisa! Makes me want to come hang out with you, girl. Your photos are awesome and I can't wait to see what you're cooking up next.

Becky said...

So much fun crammed in to such little time! Yay!

sewphie said...

Wow, looks like an amazing trip. I don't have any real life embroidery buddies ( just lovely internet ones) but it looks like you had some real crafty fun!