My mom and I took Erica to the movies on Sunday. After tolerating 20 minutes of previews, during which we ate all of our popcorn, we thoroughly enjoyed Julie and Julia. Meryl Streep has been a favorite of mine since she first started appearing in movies and she WAS Julia Child. Her voice, mannerisms, etc, were so dead on. It was worth the $9.50 ticket and you can't say that too often! What an adventure the writer, Julie, took on, cooking her way through Mastering French Cooking. Kinda made me wish I liked cooking! Oh, I can cook, I just don't do fancy stuff ....or anything that requires preparation time of more than, say, 15 minutes. Thank god for Bertolli's frozen skillet meals, that's what I say! Grant and I have eaten many of those this crazy work year.
On the quilting front, over the weekend I finished the top of Comfort Zone (the blue, green, and red quilt) and am planning the backing. I did have to make a short stop at the quilt shop tonight to pick up some lights--my stash was completely cleaned out by the Rickrack Road quilt. While there, another lady was showing a customer quilt. Well, it wasn't a quilt yet--it was two long panels of what looked like a heathery-green linen blend fabric, with hand-embroidered emblems of each of the 50 states' flag, bird, and flower, with the outline of the state as well as the name of the flower, state, and bird. These were exquisitely and lushly embroidered in a multitude of colors, not simply an outline stitch but fully filled in with long stitches of different colors. It was truly spectacular. The customer's mother had died and these panels were found in her belongings. The quilter was going to stitch the panels together, add batting and tie the quilt in the corners of each block. What a legacy that customer would have!