Anyway, I have two quilts up on the wall now in the living room. These are quilts that have been in storage for the last several years so it's good to see them again. I used a spray bottle to wet the creases and threw them in the dryer with a damp towel - worked great.
This is Bricks. I've posted about it here.
These two quilts glow and are made in true Tonya colors.
I have made a friend here, Will, who also quilts and contacted me when she discovered I was moving to Paris. We had a marvelous day last week and she took me on a walking tour of her favorite book stores. Brentano's has a surprisingly huge selection of quilting books. There was also a Japanese book store that Jan and Kathie would be thrilled to go into: magazines and books on Japanese quilting. I was so busy walking and trying to learn my way that I didn't take any photos - sorry. Hopefully I'll do better today as Will shows me Monmartre.
I have become a bread fiend. I've been eating about half a loaf a day of the baguette traditional - which I believe means it's made with just flour, water and salt. The bakery is just at the end of our block and so enticing. At least I'm doing a lot of walking to work all these carbs off.
Cats are doing well, although Lily continues to smack at Pokey. I find that heartbreaking and hope she stops soon. Speaking of Lily, she's picked up a new vocabulary. Used to be that she just cheeped and squeaked. Now she's picked up a hunting cry, just like Pokey has. It sounds like they are in desparate trouble, but when you go running ("oh no, listend to that noise - baby must be in pain!") you find they are hunting down a toy and tossing it around.
I've got my Netflix again: watched the first disc of Freaks and Geeks and loved it. At least going in I know that the show was cancelled far too early. I hate being in love with a show and losing it. Also, hubby and I are finally watching the fifth and final season of Alias. The show continues to make no sense, but I'm so happy that they are finishing off the series well: all sorts of reappearances of past characters. I hadn't realized that Amy Acker (Fred from Angel) was on this season: very fun.
While watching Freaks and Geeks I picked up Cranky Witch and began quilting it again. I'm actually close to finishing - that will be four quilts on the pile to be bound. I did actually clear off my sewing table so progress may commence on that front one of these days.