Saturday, September 19, 2009

Saturday Night Movie: "Catch Me If You Can"

We've never seen it and heard it is a great flick, so we're getting ready to watch. Over the past few weekends I've seen "Margot at the Wedding", "Babel", and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". I like Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman - I like that Kidman chooses indie films and I've seen a fair amount of her work. I'm not too crazy about DiCaprio, but maybe this film will change my view??

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Memory Quilts: CLOTHES

We met a couple at the Fair Harbor Pine Walk Fair, who saw our sample Memory Quilt made from my niece's baby clothes, and asked about some wall-hangings made of her mother-in-laws clothes. She had passed away 5 years ago and they clothes were sitting in a box - no one wanted to throw them out, but also didn't know what to do with them. She felt it was fate when she happened upon the fair and browsed the vendors for 10 minutes before hopping a water taxi to Ocean Beach. When she dropped all the clothes, we went through her requests and specifications - at the fair she thought she'd like three quilts. At the drop-off, she ordered SIX!! Two weeks later, she upped it to NINE. While it is harder to coordinate adult clothes than baby clothes, the project has been fun and challenging! Here are the layout pictures of 7 - we spent days making sure the fabrics were all different and looked like a coherent piece when sewn together. By now, all the tops are sewn together and one is completed!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday Night Question: Labor Day Edition

SO is anyone out enjoying a last-hurrah unofficial end of summer weekend? We're out in Fair Harbor on Fire Island and after a great low-humidity day between the bay and the ocean and the deck and the park. I even took a jog this afternoon that felt like it was going to do me in. BUT on the way back from Saltaire, I saw a sign for a band that was going to play tonight. We just came back from 2 hours of drinks and dancing on the bay to the righteous sounds of "Brother SO AND SO" because I cannot think of the name. Now, we're home and cooking dinner after the pina coladas and wine. So this is an easy question - more like 'what are you doing' than a what ARE you up to this weekend? Relaxing? Reading? Traveling? Swimming? I'm about to start "The DaVinci Code"....if I can stay awake past 10pm. :-) Cheers!