Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Miscellany

I missed doing a Sunday Sundry post, so it's Monday Miscellany instead.  

Found a plant for the vintage Shawnee planter.
We spent yesterday celebrating Father's Day and our 29th anniversary.  Got to visit a bit with our daughter, which was lovely, and then went to a movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  I really enjoyed it.  Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and an all-around stellar cast made for a great film.

We'll have to see how this works out.
Now that the baby quilt is done, it's time to get cracking on the string ring quilt again.  I was originally going to use red centers for the scrappy Dresdens, but then I had an idea to try a black and white polka dot instead.

I liked it, but I sought the opinions of my daughter and husband, who both preferred the red.  Not what I wanted to hear, but I appreciated their input. My daughter thought the black centers looked too much like pupils and crazy irises.  I hadn't thought of that.  Who wants to look at a quilt that looks back at you, creepily?

So I came up with a compromise, which got a thumbs up from Norm, and tonight I did some fusing while a Lifetime movie played in the background.  

I mostly ignored the movie, but now and then I'd pay attention to the dialog.  I think I may have lost a few IQ points in the process.

Reading the newspaper at lunch today, I had a good chuckle over this headline:

Eh, live and let live, I say.  Let a cougar enjoy those perimenopausal years however she likes.  If she can parlay her 40s for a couple of 20s, more power to her! ;)

11 comments:

thea said...

I presume the cougars of the article are of the feline sort .. I might just have to see the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Karen said...

LOL! I love it :) You should show us a tutorial on your perfect dresden centers

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Leave those cougars alone!!! :-D

Very nice compromise on the dresden centers. The black and white gives them a little pop.

I hope your plant thrives in the planter...it looks great!

Cynthia L. said...

I saw the movie The Best Exotic Margigold Hotel - it was wonderful! I was so excited when it came to the theatre!

HaHa, you comment on the cougars is so funny! Some areas of the world have a lot of cougars, not of the human type!

I like the circles and don't see eyes at all!

Elizabeth said...

If only I had the money to be a cougar . . . watch out RP.

So many awesome options for the string ring quilt. Wow!That is going to be amazing! I really like your red & black centers, and the heath background is so perfect.

Glad you have a nice anniversary. The movie you saw interested me, so glad to know you enjoyed it!

And I love the plant you put in your Shawnee planter! The rocks are a perfect accent.

xo -E

Sarah said...

I really like the black centers. But I'm also a dotty kind of girl with my fabrics.

Oh, well.

Beautiful quilt!

Cherie said...

Great looking Dresdens! The new centers will work well.

Hahaha! Great take on the title...I feel more worried for the guys they snag! =D

Shay said...

I like both the centres but I think the red pops more.

Happy Anniversary you two!

Pokey said...

I think your dresden center is great with the two circles, both are favorites of mine-RED & DOTS!
Happy Anniversary to you both, remember when we thought anyone married that long was OLD? lolol
:-}pokey

Sara said...

Love the centers you came up with for the dresdens!

Lifetime can make you crazy:) Law and Order is much better!

Cougars...you are a riot P!

Mom Wald said...

Both the Shawnee planter and your quilt are looking pretty sharp. Cougars, hah!