Potpourri: Nicole Kidman Gets Crafty, A Pink Tractor, A Lampshade Tunic and More!

Lazies, It’s nearing the end of the week, it’s the middle of summer and some wild things have crossed my desk recently. It seemed like a good time for another eclectic collection (or eclection as my friend Kathleen says) of lite fare to share from around the web.

The Sew Stylish blog had two great posts I wanted to share with you. The first is a nice piece about Stitch Lounges. I would very much like one of these nearby. The second is about an exhibit in New York City for Paul Poiret, King of Fashion. I’d love to attend this exhibit.


Lampshade Tunic and Harem Pants by Paul Poiret.
This piece reminds me of the elaborate pieces I saw at Quilt Market in May.

Two blogs to check-out: Whip Up and Craft. Lazies, these are two fabulous crafting blogs. Consider adding them to your must-read list.

Longtime Lazy Girl Judy from Punch With Judy reports that Nicole Kidman attended the recent Craft & Quilt Fair in Sydney, Australia. That doesn’t look like a Lazy bag on Nicole’s shoulder. Hmmm. Here’s Judy:

nicole_kidman.jpgNicole Kidman visiting the Craft & Quilt Fair is proof that the fair is a world class event!” Shame Nicole walked past our stand and I was tempted to run after her to give her one of our Purple Punch with Judy bags in which to put her purchases from the show. So much nicer than the paper bag over her shoulder shown here.

She stood a good head over everyone else as she is so tall so was easy to see and is just as beautiful as all her photos. Ohhh, green I am! To be honest though, wasn’t it just so polite and considerate of everyone just to let her wander around, doing her own thing, without being pestered? I doubt if that would happen elsewhere in the world.

Cheryl over at Living In A Material World posted about men and women’s equal verbosity. A new study suggests men and women speak about the same number of words each day. This is in stark contrast to the legendary stereotype that women speak 20,000+ words a day compared to the paltry 7,000 that men speak. Frankly, I think half of my words on some days are communicated with the raising of an eyebrow. Do non-verbal communications count?

My hubster has been clinging to the old numbers and teases me about my need to get all my words in on some days. True enough. But he also uses the numbers in defense of his lack of chattiness. I knew he wasn’t chatty when we married. But I feel compelled to ask: Doesn’t it seem ironic to use some of your small daily allotment of words to defend your relative lack of chattiness? And if you are only going to share a modicum of words with me each day - tell me how wonderful I look, ask where I’d like you to take me for dinner, or ask what kind of chocolate I’d like. That’s right, it’s all about me. And if you’d like to argue the point, you have two words left. Allow me to suggest ‘you’re right’.

Deb Luttrell (Queen of Quitman TX ) from Stitchin’ Heaven sends in this photo of a Bucket Tote bag made from our Bold Bags book. Deb used the tooled leather from Moda shown below. I hadn’t heard about this material – it looks great. She paired the textured leather with some Western fabric for the lining.

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Click image of the bag to enlarge.

PS: Deb has started a helpful new Q&A feature at her blog called ‘Just Ask Deb’. I think this is a great idea. I surfed on over there to check it out and couldn’t help but notice the clever names of the people asking the questions and it tickled my bobbin, I tell you.

One stitcher in need called herself ‘Just starting out’. Honey, I feel that way most days. The next gal chose ‘Too Blue’ as her moniker due to the unruly blue ink left on her project by an erasable pen. Many of us have had that happen. Made me wonder what my moniker might be in an anonymous plea for help. How about ‘broken bobbin’. Perhaps ‘bent needle’ captures the essence of my inner struggling crafter. Post a comment and tell me your anonymous crafting in-need moniker.

That reminds me of something I read over at Fashion-Incubator. Kathleen’s hubster Eric theorizes that people drink things on planes that they don’t otherwise drink. I think he’s right. He asks people ’What is your airplane drink?’ Well Eric, mine is orange juice. Seems innocuous enough, but I don’t otherwise drink orange juice. My hubster drinks diet Sprite – something he doesn’t drink elsewhere.

Kathleen also shared a fabulous travel tip – she travels with a power strip so she has plenty of outlets for all her chargers and plug-in-ables. Smart girl!

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Geek travel tip – take a power strip with you.

Di Mill posted a cute bag with a scrumptious yo-yo embellishment over at her blog.

And last, but certainly not least, please allow me to introduce you to ‘The Pink Lady’ as seen on Monique’s Inside Number Twenty blog. I bet The Pink Lady likes her moniker. Oh, we are back to monikers. I can imagine introducing myself to her ‘Hi, I’m Lazy Girl, I mean Broken Bobbin, you must be The Pink Lady’.

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Enjoy!
Broken Bobbin

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8 Responses to “Potpourri: Nicole Kidman Gets Crafty, A Pink Tractor, A Lampshade Tunic and More!”

  1. Ila — July 12, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    So much to comment on! I agree with your two word response. It sure cuts down on excess word usage. I say, just start with that and call it good. At least, that’s what my DH says he does.

    I had to fwd the photo of the pink John Deere to a relative who collects. Too bad I won’t see him pop his stack at the sacrilege. PINK!?!! That green is sacred in this part of the world. LOL!

    Keep up the good work! May your bobbins be bouncin’

  2. Nan — July 12, 2007 @ 10:32 am

    I have been subscribing to your blog for some time, and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it! Your writing makes me LOL!
    I am married to a man who talks MORE than I do! Can you believe it? So not typical male! The only time I get more words in is when he is too sick to talk, but then he’s not listening, either. Actually, listening is really not his strong suit, just talking.

    I am SO pleased to see that Nicole Kidman is a crafty gal! I KNEW I liked her!

    Lastly, a friend of mine HEARTS anything John Deere – green, pink, whatever color, so I knew she would love the photo of ‘The Pink Lady’. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Penny — July 12, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    So much fun stuff today. I love pink and a pink John Deere, gotta show hubby! It doesn’t matter who you are or how much mula ya” make we all like to make a little something for ourselves or our loved ones so good on Nicole for venturing out to such an event, I must admit I am a little green too!!

    As for the monikers, well, in the Navy we call them call signs. Mine was “Salsa”, when I was talking to pilots and flight deck personnel, of course then I felt (I didn’t pick it) maybe because I was young and tan and loved to dance and mix things up like a good salsa.

    But today it can still pertain oh not because of youth or visions of it but the mixture of all the stuff in my sewing room with all the threads and bobbins of many colors and stacks and stacks of lovely fabric that dances through my mind! Enjoyed the blog!

    Salsa! Over & Out

  4. Sarah Leak — July 14, 2007 @ 5:32 am

    Isn’t it great to see Nicole out and about. Maybe she bought a Lazy Girl pattern and next magazine cover she’s on will show her with a Lazy Girl bag :)

  5. Marcia Mckamey — October 13, 2007 @ 10:07 am

    I am looking for a pieced tractor or John Deere quilt pattern. Do you know where i can find this pattern

  6. Donyale Grant — December 12, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    Hope you don’t mind but I used this photo on my site – for good reason – I am the lady in the Red and talked with Nicole for some time about her knitting and the need to knit a scarf for her husband. She was so nice, calm, and, thankfully, normal.

  7. knitabulous — December 14, 2007 @ 12:20 am

    I have to jump in here too, I was with Donni that day and we all ‘shot the breeze’ with Nicole for a while about knitting, families and ‘normal’ stuff. But I should say it’s her mum who was doing the crafty shopping, Nicole was just browsing/musing on knitting a simple scarf for her husband and carrying the bags for her mum.
    BTW – I’m assuming you all know this picture was taken in Sydney Australia at last year’s stitches and craft show?

  8. knitabulous — December 14, 2007 @ 12:22 am

    Silly me, of course the picture says she’s at the craft fair in Sydney.