Sunday, December 26, 2010

First of Many

First quilt for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - $1,000 challenge.

This quilt is from a design by Pat Sloan who has graciously allowed her free quilt patterns to be used for AAQI donation quilts.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

Some very good news from AAQI. Money they have awarded to a team of researchers has yielded some very encouraging results. Read all about it HERE!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yes I know I'm Supposed to be Quilting

Yeah, I don't know what's been wrong with me lately. I can't seem to sequester myself in my tiny sewing nook, away from everybody for long period of time. But I found some great free patterns at Pat Sloan's Website, and she has agreed to allow these to be sold at one of the Priority: Alzheimer Art Quilt Iniative auctions. So I'm excited and I feel the creative juices flowing. I think I might just be able to focus on something this weekend.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

From Russia With Love?

Trying to figure out why I have had so many visits - WELCOME VISITS, mind you -- from Russia just today.

Welcome! Please leave a comment!

Librarians On Parade

Yesterday the library's book truck drill team was part of the annual Atlanta Wellstar Children's Christmas Parade.. We had a great time in spite of the cold. Chick-Fila provided free coffee and biscuits. The library marched right behind the llamas, which was quite interesting and required a lot of focus and manurevering maneuvering The second most exciting thing was watching the Miss Piggy float go under the telephone wire strung across the street leading up to Peachtree. This was a gigantic float (Well, it WAS Miss Piggy). Miss Piggy was seated on a cushion, so they floated her feet first, then let go of the ropes holding the feet part, and pulled on the ropes attached to her head, pulling her down backwards. Her feet went up, her head went down and she scooted under the wire effortlessly. It was pretty amazing.

I understand that WSB-TV cut to a commercial just as our group approached the TV cameras. Bad form, WSB!

Nonetheless, we got great response from the audience and showed that librarians are dedicated troopers, have a great sense of humor about themselves, and just want you to get off the computer and read a book now and then.

Sounds like a plan.

An Old Debbie Reynolds movie

I developed a serious crush on Cliff Robertson when I first saw this movie in 1963. I'm ashamed to say I was 13 years old at the time. Thirteen year olds are much more sophisticated these days, when most have given birth by 13. I was still having crushes on movie stars at that age.

We would have called a "square" movie back then; today, kids would groan "it's lame" -- in the unlikely event they watched it. Not that anyone would dream of making a movie like this today. Although Raising Helen with Kate Hudson and John Corbet kinda sorta comes a little close.

Memorable lines: Cliff Robertson (who plays a minister): "Don't let this collar fool you. I stopped thinking of you as a movie star a long time ago."

Debbie Reynolds: I ran out on you, too. Will you forgive me?
Cliff Robertson: Forgiveness is part of my job.
Debbie Reynolds: I stopped thinking of you as a minister a long time ago.

It's contrived and predictable, but the whole idea is to manipulate you into a feel-good mood. And there's nothing wrong with that.

My blood glucose levels have risen significantly in spite of enjoying this frothy little nugget so I think it's time for a few episodes of Dexter to even things out.