I'm starting a new quilt. In anticipation of a long, wonderful Sunday evening watching all the Oscar hoopla, I am getting lots and lots of applique ready to go. Every flat surface in the house is strewn with graph paper, rulers, pencils, scissors, fabric, and what not. It's a mess. To get an idea that's in my head, onto fabric, there is a long series of messes to make and clean up. It's just part of the package. I wish it wasn't, but it is. I would like to create in a serene and clean, and inspirational place (and sometimes it starts out that way) but, it never ends up that way. Some of my colleagues create in that atmosphere. Remember this photo from American Patchwork & Quilting of Anne Sutton's studio?
Or how about Joanna's lovely, cozy spot....Even Polly makes sure everything is in it's place.I turned around to take a picture of my cutting table. Here it is...
Oh well. My plan is to get my applique pieces cut out tonight and tomorrow and by Sunday night I hope to be clean and serene too.
Speaking of movies....... this was taped on my front door yesterday morning when Gibby and I went out for a walk.
A note from Universal Studios. Yes, THAT Universal studios. Here is the first sentence.Despite the unglamorous name of the Production company - kind of exciting news. Well, what follows is a shooting schedule of the street in front of our house. It starts next week and there are currently barrels out on the curb ready to block off the avenue. Last week there were lots of local news stories about George Clooney being here in town scouting areas for his upcoming movie. The other actors in George's movie.....are Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, and Paul Giamatti. Alas, this isn't that movie. The big star attached to this film is Jason Segel from How I Met Your Mother. Not really the same, is it? Sigh. So, after I clean up my sewing mess, I will clean up Gibby's nose prints from the front window. I'll keep you posted.
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