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Friday, November 9, 2007

This and That

Tonight I took Makayla to see the "Bee Movie" after we dropped Amber off at work, and before we had to pick her up again. (I'm so out of it that when they told me the name of the movie I thought they said it was a B movie. Do they still use this term in the 21st Century?) This is a fun movie; not only is it cute and funny but the use of the hexagon hive motif fascinated me. I might have to do a lot more hexagon quilts before I'm tired of these pattern possibilities. Does this mean I've been hexed? Maybe I could try adding hex signs to the hexagons. Oh well, it's late, I'm sleepy and getting silly.

Look at the great pattern I got in the mail today. When I saw this on Sew Momma Sew I was so excited because I am a bookworm
and it is getting harder and harder for me to hold books while reading. I've switched to paperbacks as often as possible for several years because they were easier to hold, but now even paperbacks are getting painful. This looks like the perfect solution to my problem because it holds the book on the lap and holds the pages open. Now if I can figure out how to use it while reading in bed; maybe Joe can invent something that would hold it at the right angle since it wouldn't work on the lap while reclining.
For those of you who are beginning to think about Christmas shopping, you might want to check out some of the items my brother is creating from his wonderful photographs. Just click on this link. Even if you are not in the shopping mode, his photos are worth the trip.


jenclair said...

Isn't it a great pattern? I'm loving these tutorials and pattern options on Sew Mamma Sew! I have to admit that I use a small pillow anyway for my reading (old eyes, tired hands) and think I am just going to add straps for the pages.

On the other hand, I love the way Montessori By Hand used such pretty fabric! Maybe I'll make some new ones; they'd be such great gifts!

Rian said...

What a cool thing!

I loved your brother's photos, especially the ones of The Grand Tetons. What a beautiful place, I hope I can go there some day.

I also hope you are feeling well these days.

paula, the quilter said...

I am definitely looking into that pattern. Thank you. It will be the perfect gift for Auntie.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Thanks for tuning me in to the Sew Mama site. Wonderful fabircs. I'm going to order the reading pillow. I have the same problem you do holding books. My hands cramp up, hurt, go numb. Thanks again.

Norma said...

Looks great. Could fall asleep even sooner.

diva of quilts said...

I like the hexagon quilts a lot too, although I've never made one myself yet.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I love it when you get silly, Fran!

I have become a big fan of your brother's photography.

Debra Spincic said...

Just stopping by to see what is going on!

Sheri said...

Love that pillow!I know a couple people that will make a perfect Christmas gift for.