Friday, November 30, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

the deepest truth we know

Rewound the DVR to get it right and scribbled this in a notebook a couple years ago. The show is off the air by now. Ran across this quote, though, again this week.

“We’re not like those people that weren’t brought up with it. Clean slate – they can choose. So you and me, we’re cursed. We were brought up on fire and brimstone. And no matter how you try to read, study, talk to a holy man, you can’t get away from it. What got etched in our minds when we were six, seven years old – that’s the deepest truth we know: You don’t do the right thing, he’ll make you pay.”

Memphis Beat, Jason Lee’s character, Dwight Hendricks; Liz Garcia and Josh Harto, creators and writers; Sean Whitesell, writer

Monday, November 26, 2012

"My" tree

Turns out several other people on the train platform love this tree too. I was delighted to get a good "naked" shot of her last week when fog obscured the same-brown building behind her.

And here she is in her summer glory.

Purple Hearts Blue, a work in progress

Cannot believe how awesome my DH is: he found two half-yard cuts of a batik I first purchased in November 2010. Batiks are infamous as one-of-a-kind, can't-be-duplicated, I've heard. So, I have the fabric to forge ahead with finishing the top.

Also, I took advantage of his captured attention at my mother-in-law's this weekend -- and her impeccable eye and good taste as well -- and laid out the quilt top yet again. THIS I can live with.

Working title: Purple Hearts Blue
Itching to work on this quilt all day long, and too many things to do in the meantime. This quick post will scratch the itch long enough to let me focus on the day job!