Monday, August 31, 2009

One x One x Three

I finished knitting this Sweet Feather Fan Shawl/Wrap for my Mom over the weekend. It is a blend of alpaca from Misti Alpaca and two skeins of locally dyed and spun yarn that I 'found' at our very local Farmers' Market. I am very pleased with how well the two play together!

We enjoyed lunch at our favorite noodle house on Saturday, and I thought you'd enjoy one of the signs outside their door.

Barker waited patiently in the shade on the patio while we dined.

Later, we walked down to Midtown Art and watched 'Julie & Julia'. I think we must have beenthe last two to see it, although the theater was full!! I wonder if anyone else out there cried during the movie, or am I the only sentimental fool? And this is something I hadn't witnessed in a long time: at the close of the movie everyone applauded!! Meryl Streep was fabulous, wasn't she? I just loved it, and can't wait to see it again!!!

Yesterday afternoon we took in Cotton Patch Gospel at the Balzer Theater. We saw the original, starring writer/director Tom Key 20+ years ago at the Alliance Theater, and we were equally as entertained by this new production.
If you click on the link, you can hear some of the musical pieces (written by the late Harry Chapin) and also portions of an interview with Tom Key.



connie said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I have not seen Julie and Julia, we do not have a movie theater. One of the down sides of a small town. I can hardly wait to see it though.

Gerrie said...

Oh, yeah, I cried. Started right off at the beginning when they are watching the video of her Julia's tv show and she reminisces about her mom making beef bourguinon. I took Steph and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I could watch it again. Can't get enough of Meryl Streep.

Carol said...

Lovely shawl for your mother, looks like it will be perfect for autumn - sorry, fall. Today is the first day of spring - woo hoo! Of course that means the grass will start growing at 10 times its normal rate but trees are budding and freesias are blooming all over the 'lawns' and it's very exciting looking at a new garden and finding treasures.
I haven't seen 'Julie & Julia' and have to admit I haven't been to the movies this year. Must remedy that - must find out where the movie theatre is... And Barker, what a good boy you are. XXX

Elizabeth said...

the Shawl for your Mom is just lucious!! Warm too I am sure!! She will love it.
Love the sign at the Noodle house and Barker is such a good boy to wait so patiently!!
I ahve yet to see Julie and Julia- so you are not the last!! I am very anxious to see it- I love julia child and I love Meryl Strrp!!

Plain Jane said...

we too, thoroughly enjoyed Julie and Julia! Bloggers in the movies--maybe it will happen to you and me!