Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It must be Leap Year!!!

The spouse always buys me flowers for Leap Year, the most under-celebrated holiday.  This year was no exception....

I love the delphiniums.  They are the most incredible shade of violet.... now, if it would stop snowing/sleeting outside.

New Blog Love

I love a good sewing, creating blog.  My new favorite is Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing.

I found her just after I purchased this class on Craftsy.

I love that her projects are retro-inspired, for normal sized ladies, and that she is so enthusiastic!  I can't wait to get started on my Starlet Suit.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Alexander McQueen Love

These images are from the McQ line for Fall 2012.  I am loving the full skirts and jackets!  I haven't even done any sewing for spring or summer yet, but am pondering the possibilities for fall.... I think I have a problem with focus.  Look at the BOOTS too!

The next three have floral motifs which I am really warming up to... especially the black and pink long jacket/dress.

I did watch the Oscars tonight but haven't had a chance to really think about the dresses.  There were a few stunners.

Friday, February 17, 2012


We went and saw Pina last night at Cinema 21.  Wim Wenders was there to introduce the movie and answer questions after the movie.  It is the BEST use of 3D that I have seen in a movie yet.  The 3D was not used to make the film jump out at you... or to make the action more intense.  You feel the depth of the dancers on the stage and outside as the dancers move through structures and space.  The screen disappears and you are drawn into the movie and the dancers.

Full Moon

Pina dancing Muller Cafe

Rite of Spring

.... just gorgeous.  And Wim is someone I could listen to for hours.  Very humble and thoughtful.  Cinema 21 is a smaller theater, so even though we were in the balcony in the back, you could still see Wim clearly and hear him.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hat is Finished!

You will notice that there has been a gap in my posting.  Every time I build up steam and motivation and start to post regularly, life gets busy and I loose my momentum.

Here are the finished pictures of the hat that I was knitting for Miss E.  I am trying really hard to complete projects rather than having UFO's pile up to the ceiling.

I think it turned out well.  She has been wearing it often and it is usually in her back pack.