Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Peekaboo& Wip-less Wed.

Sorry I've been away so long. Life gets in the way. Here you can see the donation quilt all bound and ready. All except for a label and a note to include to the lovely young woman soldier who will be receiving it. She is in a rehab facility in Colorado where she is recuperating from a gunshot wound to the eye. I hope this will bring her some comfort.
The handsome man holding the other side is James. Since he was off school and work and Roger was home we all trooped off the Sweet Mama's for lunch. Delish! I got absolutely nothing accomplished but it was a beautiful spring-like day. Sunshine and 56-yay!
Over the weekend I made Rian's braised short rib recipe which won rave reviews. Boy is that good eats! I watched "Marie Antoinette" which was all quirky and fun(until the end, of course) and drooled over the costumes. I had read the book by Antonia Frasier and I thought that Sophia Coppola's use of modern music was interesting. The costumes...well.....the shoes.....OMG. I'd watch again just for the rich fabrics and shoes. Of course the real Marie was a chunky little German like me so that was all wrong. Kirsten Dunst didn't have much to say and there wasn't really that much dialog. In fact it was a videolog of pre-revolutionary France and the disconnect between the royals and the common folk.
Then on Sunday, while the beef was braising, I watched "A Good Year" with Russell Crowe. I expected to dislike this movie based on reviews-all bad.That doesn't usually matter that much to me because I've liked some movies that get bad press and vice versa. I don't know if it was because I just wanted some light and frivolous comedy or what but I really enjoyed it. What's not to like about inheriting a vineyard in Provence? Russell did look a bit overblown like he had indulged in a bit too much of the grape-blowzy-but then I think that's just him. I do wish the trend to look hungover with a two day growth of beard would end though. He looked a bit like he needed a bath. I rated it on my Gladometer-"glad I didn't pay $10 bucks in the theater but happy I saw it."
I was not able to get in Little Miss Sunshine-maybe this week some time.
I am putting the binding on two kid quilts for Bethesda so I really don't have any Wips for today. Later, James and I are headed for Trader Joe's-he wants some soy stuff and I am after edamame and whatever. I have a lot of work to do for the Pantry but the weather is luring me out of my cave-like existence. Perhaps a little walk on the beach later? This is the time of year when you can find interesting shells and beach junk. Soon they will sweep everything clean-feh!


Debra Spincic said...

Just the most successful collaboration between you and Deb! Such a lovely quilt. Thank you so much for giving it to Molly.

Darcie said...

That quilt is beyond beautiful, Dee!!! WOW! Stunning.

Love your movie reviews! I can't wait to watch "Marie Antoinette" with my daughters.

Gerrie said...

We watched a good year, too. I felt pretty much as you did. It was a little predictable. But I loved the scenery. Haven't seen Marie Antoinette, yet. You missed the best movie of all. You are going to LOVE Little Miss Sunshine.

The quilt is so beautiful. A lovely gift to a soldier.

Jeri said...

Dee, that quilt turned out fantastic! And you were ashamed to show it at first! Feh.(I use that word all the time!!) Your movie reviews are good - and the real critics? Sometimes you just want to see a movie, right? Who cares what "they" had to say about it. And walking on the beach, omigosh, I would SO do that every chance. Unfortunately, our "sand" is in big, shifting dunes. No water to be had, it isn't the same without waves crashing, y'know?

Deb Geyer said...

Your life is so interesting. I enjoy reading about it. Thanks for sharing!

The quilt did turn out nice, didn't it? It looks nice and square even!

paula, the quilter said...

That is a very lovely quilt. I really like that combination of blocks.

Mrs. Mel said...

What an amazing quilt that is and too bad that the female soldier (don't they have a name for them?) had to be shot to get this fabu quilt?
I read ( on tape ) that Good Year book and thought it would make a great film starring Hugh Grant. So I am sure the casting of Russell Crowe was the problem. I so agree about the unshaven hungover look being so OVER.
Let's have a leading man who looks clean and healthy... Uh, the new James Bond! yum. Or I really like Terrence Howard. O ya baby!

Kim Carney said...

That is a wonderful, beautiful gift to a brave person!