Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday am

Here are some of the pictures we took on Saturday morning. The quilts are made of old signs--traffic signs, bus stops, etc--and it's the way coolest thing to happen in Memphis. They cover up the big ugly ac units for City Hall. Plus there's a photo of the bridge.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Olivia and I went to the Farmers Market this am for a quick run for tomatoes and lima beans (plus a kickin' sweet roll) then walked around by City Hall--no more King Willie!!!!!! Some wonderful person put up the coolest ever covers for the AC units for the "palace" this summer. I will post photos on Monday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Keepin' it crazy

Our mayor who just resigned (yeah!) is considering running for mayor (whu?) along with 10 or 12 others. He also is planning on running for congress and his campaign slogan is "Keepin' it Real". So our friends are going to file a petition to put one of their cats into the mayor's race. It's for two purposes really--one to point out how ridiculous Memphis politics are and raise funds for the Animal Protection Service's spay/nueter program. Maybe our former mayor could avail himself of such services, eh?
My husband is researching whether a candidate has to be a registered voter (I can't believe they cannot be to run for office) but we have a few criminals who got elected to positions in local government-I use that term loosely-so who knows.
Stay tuned, kids, this should be fun.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Art show

I got a call from GPAC Monday about the dates for the art show. Tentatively it's Nov 3 thru Dec 16. Hopefully the other artist won't have any problems getting his work shipped from Ukraine. I'm almost afraid to tell anyone about this for fear of jinxing myself. Anyway I have a couple of pieces I want to finish before then, but I feel confident the work I have now will make a cohesive exhibit. I'm trying to show old and new work--nothing TOO old--that is abstract or semi abstract with nature motif.
When you have time look at some of the blogs on my list. One woman is in Uganda and is writing some interesting stuff about getting around there. Another has written an essay of sorts about making fiber art, not so much a "how to" as finding one's voice. Patricia is still pursuing the perfect fit using pattern making software. One of the signs of the apocalypse is Patricia wearing the blouse that needs no adjustment!! Watch out!! Rayna Gilman is currently trying to make a silk purse from a pretty nice sow's ear.
I'm glad there are some productive interesting people out in the world who have better things to do than mess up everybody's chance for a healthier future.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Summertime blues

August has arrived with heat, Elvis death week (big $$ for Memphis) and general craziness for everyone around me. School starts Monday so some of us will have more direction in life now. I had a huge tiff about Facebook, (that time waster!!) only to discover that AOL was part of the problem. Oh well. Computer stuff is way beyond my comprehension, anyhow.

I have been working on a couple of new quilts. One is my mental health Monday project and the other I've been squeezing into my schedule of "events" at home. I'm wanting to finish them before November so they can have a chance to be displayed at the GPAC show. Still keeping my fingers crossed as I haven't received the contract with definite dates yet. And it is VERY hard to sew with one's fingers crossed!
Some of the other craziness, which I have referred to in an older post, should be getting cleared up soon, but yet another monkey wrench has been thrown in. This particular crazy stuff has been going on for nearly a year.