Tuesday, November 29, 2011

playing catch-up

Almost the end of November - a long, delicious weekend behind me and more fun ahead of me. How nice!
Trekked to Brooklyn on Th-day, cranberry-apple pie and butternut squash soup in hand.  Food was excellent and the company could not have been better. Need I say more?
I don't remember the details of the rest of the weekend but they included getting lots of household chores done; some of them, none too soon.  Saw the new George Clooney movie, Descendants, which was HIGHLY overrated, IMHO. It was just ok.  And I actually sewed a few therapy strips together, slicing up a couple of blah hand-prints I would never have otherwise used.
blah hand printed cloth
sliced and mixed with strips of shibori, hand-dyes, batik, and a couple of decades-old commercial fabrics

 Yesterday was an adventure: Alex Anderson and I chatted in an interview for The Quilt Show. Because my Skype on the computer wasn't working, I had to use my iPhone and without going into detail, the clip will need major editing to compensate for all the laughter!  Nonetheless, I'm excited to be interviewed for the show and will let you know when it will air. 
So now it's time for me to leave.  Jessica has been nominated as Publicist of the Year (up against George Clooney's publicist - LOL) and we're taking the train to D.C. to the awards luncheon at the National Press Club.  Jess doesn't expect to beat out the Hollywood crowd but it will be fun to get away and it was a big honor to have been nominated.

More when there is something to report.


Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

How exciting congrats to Jess.

Eva said...

Congratulations to your daughter's success! And this lovely family. --
I was just going to say what a beautiful, almost Japanes composition on that blueprint fabric, but then... I, too, used to chop what I could since I was four (beyond the Lottchen-affair!). Bad girl.

Eva said...


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your interview with Alex Anderson this morning.

Sue Dennis said...

Good Luck Jessica!

GerryART said...

Okay, I ordered me a copy of your book. YeeeHaaaa ! ! ! ! !

GerryART said...

Oh, Oh, where did my first Comment go - - - ! ! ! cyberspace
What I said was
how happy I am to see and hear you on your interview with Alex.
After reading your blog for several years and being inspired-
- - to be able to actually see and hear makes this a happy day for me.
You/your work is inspiring
So, yes, I did order your book.
It's a must have 'cause I really need to cut some strips, sew some stripes, AND need to use up some of those orphan blocks that I have squirreled away.
Best of Luck with your book
And Please consider more video. Perhaps a video blog???? :*)

tiedyejudy said...

Glad you had a good Th-day and weekend! Me... I've been slicing, dicing, making strips and squares, trying to re-corral my stash after it looked like a tornado hit it! I really love the things I'm learning from your book... so much fun, just playing! And congrats to your daughter!

Christine Thresh said...

I saw your interview. It was fun to watch.

Natalya Aikens said...

Just watched your interview and the after interview with Alex, so much fun! I can't wait to see you again!

upstateLisa said...

I enjoyed seeing your the clip of your interview with Alex! Gotta get me your book soon!

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