Thursday, October 15, 2009

what else is new?

Good question. I'm back again, trying to post something about nothing. Some people are great at this...like Del Thomas. But for me, it is really a reach. I have lots of things to say but they are either too private or too quirky or too boring. So you'll have to make do. Here is a picture of me, last weekend, with my close, quirky, and(far from boring) beloved friends who are still in my life and in my heart. They are both on Facebook so I guess they shouldn't mind if I post this picture on my blog. On another topic... There is something I would like to share with you that I think is not only very important but fascinating - and it has nothing to do with health care reform. http://www.skinquiltproject.com/. This will be a revelation to many of you and I hope you will watch all the videos on the site. My friend, Sherry Shine, sent me the link today and I spent part of the afternoon watching and listening to the wonderful videos. Did I have anything better to do? I thought so before I watched, but I was so moved that I donated to this quilters' project. On more mundane topics... 1)The weather: Cold, raw, rainy. What I would call November weather - but we're not there yet. A little further west in NJ they had 2" of snow. Brrrrrr. I left the house today only to mail the bills in the cluster mailbox up the street (the vicissitudes of living in a condo development). And then, when Marty came home, we went to happy hour and bar food a mile away. I am, indeed, happier than I was before we went. 2) My sewing room: Still neat, considering that I have been cutting and sewing strips today.( no pix - it looks the same as last week...almost.) 3) My mother: I have to visit her tomorrow, since I am leaving for Houston at the crack of dawn on Saturday and will be gone till Wed. She doesn't look bad for 92, does she?(she didn't want me to take her picture, can you tell?) 4) My daughter Jessica: on bed rest, working from home as of today, for the next 16-19 weeks. Glad we had our day out a couple of weeks ago!5) Houston and Art Cloth Network: I have a list of people to call and to see on the floor at Festival (or for coffee or drinks). Having dinner with Jane Aldoretta (and maybe other people - who knows?) on Saturday night. Jane is in Houston now and I can't wait to catch up with her. I plan to see Iris at MistyFuse, have coffee with a few other people I've put in my cell phone, and am really excited to be going. And I will post pix, of course. 6)New book shipment: I was completely sold out of books and luckily, when a couple of orders for signed copies came in last week, I still had two left. I now have a few dozen here if you still want a personally autographed copy. 7) Silk scarves en route: Totally out of scarves, too - and by popular demand I have ordered several dozen that I will be dyeing and printing in he next month or so: just in time for holiday gifts. I'll keep you posted. I was hoping to make this list get to 10 but I don't think so. Need to get back to cutting/sewing and don't have the imagination to make up three things.

7 comments:

Karoda said...

Enjoy yourself in Houston and give it a try...if quirky is what you feel do it to you're satisfied!

Gerrie said...

Wish I could tag along to Houston. I am hoping to go next year. Say hey to everyone.

Sujatha said...

Sounds like a lot of fun...have a good time in Houston.

Gail P said...

have a great time in Huston! your mom looks great, and happy to hear that your daughter is doing well.

Del said...

Rayna - Well, a lot more people (91 followers) are interested in what you have been doing than are interested in Del Thomas' drivel! She only has 33 followers! Your blog is always interesting to me.
Love, Del Thomas

Approachable Photos said...

I'll be there today with my mother and daughter, will try giving you a buzz and maybe we can meet for coffee, after all! :D

Approachable Art said...

DOH, sorry, Rayna, not only did I totally forget to bring your phone number with me to the show on Sunday, it wouldn't have mattered if I had because my phone was flat dead. :/ I'm disappointed we didn't get to meet as planned, but you may see me in one of your classrooms next year. :D