I’m watching Bindi Irwin on Rachael Ray this morning. YUCK! My heart breaks for that kid. She’s very smart but doesn’t seem the least bit sincere! Kind of like a talking, empty shell. I loathe her stage mother who grosses me out. Something ain’t right here. Anybody see it? What do you think?
Sandy Muir sent me a copy of Texas Monthly. In it is an article on the Houston Quilt Festival. It’s really a nice, meaty, article written by Michael Hall, a quilter’s son (Jane Hall, author of The Experts Guide to Foundation Piecing). I got a kick out of the typeface they used for the title, The Fabric of our Lives. It’s “woven” and should have been used for an article on weaving and not quilting. Some art director doesn’t know quilting from a hole in the ground. I loved the article – a view as seen by a quilter’s son. I also loved the photograph of Jane Hall in front of her quilt. Of course, the shirtless cowboys (Alexander Henry) made the cut, too. LOL Thanks, Sandy!
Speaking of magazines. I picked up my favorite magazine, Vanity Fair, at Borders the other night. First of all, I’d love to design a quilt using the colors of the gowns and background on the cover. I get a lot of design ideas from looking at these kinds of magazines — and fashion magazines. I also read that they’re doing a big screen version of Brideshead Revisited. I loved that series on PBS (although I was a mere child at the time). There is also a little piece on Phyllis Diller. I met her once, at KGO in San Francisco. Sweet. Very sweet. She’s 204 and she still looks the same as she did in the 60’s. Hell, there must be something to plastic surgery.
Quilt Designer, Scott Hansen, sent me this ad this morning. Notice the shorts! Patchwork is back, baby!
Here’s the latest new book to cross my desk. It’s a hard back and very, very nicely done. I’m just not into Crazy Quilts. If you happen to be a fan of crazy quilts, then you MUST have this book for your collection.
I picked up this used book the other day while I was in Montclair, New Jersey, getting my manual typewriter cleaned. Lucky me! You know how I love a vintage quilt book!
Today, I continue working on Chapters 1 and 2 for my C&T book. It’s more difficult than I thought. Do I really have that much to say? LOL Don’t answer that! I put a dent in it the other day, but then stopped. I’d like to finish the roughs today.
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