Tuesday, May 19, 2009


It's almost the middle of the week. Time goes somewhere!

We had a great afternoon Saturday. Michael, the birthday boy, came over and had dinner. Then we spent some time telling stories of our early lives. We all laughed and had a great time.

I went to the movies today-second time this week. I saw Angels and Demons on Monday. It was very good. Tom Hanks has dropped the mullet. And I enjoyed seeing some of the sites I visited on my trip to Italy. The Vatican is absolutely beautiful. The Sistine Chapel, well, it was something being in a place that Michaelangelo poured out a great part of his life.

Today I saw State of Play. It was quite good. A lot of name brand stars. Good story line and a lot of twists and turns.

I've found another series of books to add to the list. I'm reading the first in the series right now. It's A Rose for the Crown and it's by Anne Easter Smith. It deals with the life of Richard III, the alleged murderer of the two little princes. Of course, it's English history, which is one of my favorite subjects.

On the sewing front, "Saving Grace #1" is almost finished. The second one will come soon. I took "Quaker Christmas" to be framed today. And if I don't have enough to do, I'm about to convince myself to do the "Abecedaire" on Gazette94. I also bought a great wire basket to store my needle necessaires in and filled it quickly. So back to the store for another one.

Oh, there is the greatest freebie on the Blackbird blog. Really, really nice.

Well, that's life here-sort of. If you watch weather forecasts, you may have noticed a little tropical depression in the gulf. It's about 2 weeks early: hurricane season is June 1-Nov. 31. We're just hoping it will fizzle out. At least let me get the damage from Gustav repaired before we do it again!

Ta for now,


Ann said...

I've got "Abecedaire" printed out with plans to start it once I finish "Quaker a Six Mains" and "Beatrix Potter's Quaker" finished--so I guess that means I won't get to it until next year.

Carolyn NC said...

Abecedaire is beautiful - great design. I love just about anything Michelangelo ever did. To see some of his work in person is unbelievable. Did you get a chance to see The David while you were in Italy? He shows hair on the arms - just wild. If I were younger and had the patience, I'd do the Sistine Chapel that is so large. I know someone stitching it and it is just breathtaking!

Marian said...

I saw the David. Made some great photos. My son says I'm the only person he know that would take a close up of David's ass. The Sistine was a marvel. Oddly enough, my first thought was that is was so much smaller that it looks on TV.Where can I see a picture of the stitching Sistine?

Julie said...

Your sounding very busy Marian.

I read the book Angels and Demons and its out at the cinema here too.