I initially pieced these four string blocks for All You Need is Love but wasn't happy with them - boring, boring, boring. They look much better in Orphan Train:
I've hit a sticking point on my String Lone Star quilt. I've left the newsprint paper foundations on and pieced several of them together. Eek, I keep getting blocks mismatched by about an 1/8" over and over. Yes, I like things wonky, I do, but still... I know I just need to keep going with it and whack off any extra I have left over. Eighth of an inch seam allowances will still work, right?
I've lost some confidence in how this quilt is going together (should I rip off all the papers now like Bonnie did or just keep going?) but not in the quilt itself. I love the fabrics, the colors, the pattern. Must just keep working.
I occasionally blog surf for entries on Gwen Marston etc. I came across Jen Duncan's entry on her class with Freddy Moran. Whee, go look at the pretty pics. The best bit of all is the intel she acquired: Gwen and Freddy are working on a follow-up to Collaborative Quilting. Woohoo!
I watched a couple of episodes of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles and found it thoroughly enjoyable. I don't mind the continuity "problems" with Terminator 3 at all. For one thing I didn't care for that movie much and for another, when you've got terminators going back in time to change history, nothing is static.
My quibble with the tv series is the casting of a 20-year old as John. Sorry, should have cast a real kid, which would have made him much more vulnerable. When the character whines I have a knee-jerk reaction to tell him to shut up and get going instead of empathising with a child in danger. Can you imagine the first Harry Potter movie with adults playing the children's roles? Ick.
Thrilled to see Firefly's River (Summer Glau) as a terminator - very fun. [Incidentally, Firefly still the number one tv series ever made in my opinion. Joss Whedon, please come back to tv.]
My husband and I just finished watching the entire Arrested Development series. Hysterical and unbelievably cancelled way before its time. Stupid network executives. I loved watching my husband's head spin as he tried to figure out what was going on (luckily for me, it was my second time through the series). We'll definitely be rewatching this one.