Recently watched movies and TV shows, with some added fiber content

I’ve been working my way through the first season of Supernatural on DVD.  I can’t remember where I heard about it, but it has some actors that I like (Jensen Ackles, Jeffrey Dean Morgan) so I thought I’d try it — I’m enjoying it, but I think if I were actually sitting down and WATCHING it, I might be more creeped out by it than I am.  I mostly putter around in my sewing room while I’m “watching” things, so I know I miss a lot.  When I do really pay attention, I can tell that they do an excellent job of making the show scary.  Speaking of scary, here’s something that’ll scare those of you that are homeowners:


That would be the rotten wood that was exposed when the walk-in door to my garage was removed today.  The doorframe and door are equally as scary looking.  Horrors!

I’ve also been watching Stargate: Atlantis — I like that one, too.  It’s the same universe as SG-1, but it has a different “vibe” which I’m enjoying.

Speaking of vibe, does this make your eyes vibrate too?


That’s a sneak peek of something I’m working on.  It could also be considered scary, as it is potential proof of my insanity.  Those are 1 inch finished squares.  At first I was going to piece a 25 by 25 square, but after realizing that was 625 individual squares, I decided it was quicker to do the math to figure out how to do it this way.

And the really scary part?  After I took this photo, I cut that checkerboard apart, because it is the background of some smaller pieces.  Some of my readers will quickly guess what it is.  I’ll leave you with that tease and will promise an update sometime soon.

While working on the checkerboard, I watched the movie Catch and Release starring Jennifer Garner.  I liked it — my husband would have hated it.   He will not watch chick flicks with me.  Luckily, I pretty much like everything he likes to watch, so it’s not a great loss.  One of the most interesting thigns on the DVD was the preview for the movie Across the Universe — which I see came out in October.  Has anyone seen it?  It appears that reviews are mixed.  The preview made it look like something I’d enjoy, but it sounds like people are either loving it or hating it….

Speaking of loving or hating something:  I’ve so appreciated the comments about the quilt that I posted a couple of days ago.  I think many of you are in the same boat as I am regarding the color orange — it’s a love it or hate it kind of color.  After working with it in this quilt, I’m starting to love it more than I used to.

I mentioned making pillowcases to go with the quilt:


I used instructions for pillowcases that I found on Vicki’s blog.  The only difference is that my hem is pieced, while hers is a single fabric.  When I first saw her instructions I went “HUNH?” but once I actually had fabric in had and set about making my own, all became clear, and the instructions really do make sense.  And make a very nice pillowcase, I might add.

I’m officially out of clever  segues, so I apologize for the abrupt return to the original topic of movies:

Tomorrow night we are going to see the movie The Final Season —  it’s a baseball movie — based on the true story of the Norway, Iowa baseball team.  I’ve just discovered that Sean Astin is the main character — another actor I like (Samwise!), and the small town of Norway is only about an hour southeast of where we live.  Not that I have ever been to Norway, or know anything about it…..

OK, so maybe my segues were more along the lines of corny than they were clever, but I worked really really hard on them.

My house is quiet — the boys are at a birthday party, Mark is in the field, and the young man working on my house is done for the day, so I ought to be taking advantage of the quiet.  A nap sounds pretty good, but I may just head back to the sewing room and some more of Supernatural.




  1. Vicki W says:

    Can’t wait to see the postcards! I’ve been sturggling through a Nelson Demille book on tape today. I don’t know why I keep reading his stuff, he’s really not that good. His weak character development drives me nuts. Funny that you made pillowcases today, that’s what I’m off to do now – for the two most recent QOVs. I’m having trouble concentrating because I’m too excited to go to Houston! Thought I could at least get these quilts totally done before I go.

  2. AllenQuilts says:

    Those pillow cases are darling. Hmmm…now to me, when I look at those checkers, I see NASCAR Victory Lane 🙂 You really have my curiosity up, I can’t wait to see what they really are! BTW, how is the server move going?

  3. carlafibers says:

    OK, now I need to make some new pillowcases, too! What do you do when you are a threadcount snob? LOL I bet Minkee ones would be soft!

  4. Deb Levy says:

    The pillow cases are so cute…the perfect compliment to your neice’s quilt. I like the checkerboard background too. Will be interested to see what becomes of it.

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