Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Superstar Evening

Last night we went to see the touring production of Jesus Christ, Superstar. My husband and I have a lot of memories of the show, being "children of the 70's" as we are. My dh once played Herod in a local production and I remember playing the Broadway cast albums over and over and over until I knew every word of every song from start to finish. When we saw it was coming to our town we decided to take our daughter, who has never seen it. Then when we saw that Ted Neeley was playing Jesus - Ted Neeley who played Jesus in 1972 - Ted Neeley who is now 65-years-old - I wasn't sure I wanted to go, but we did - and it was pretty good, better than I expected. His voice wasn't smooth, but it was powerful. Makes we want to hunt up my albums and play them.

On the stitching front I finished another of the embroidered blocks for Sandy Brawner's Cake Walk quilt that my LQS is doing as a BOM.

A little while ago I made this cute bird that I saw on Kama's cute blog this morning. You can find the pattern from these nice people.

Being Quiltbirdie I just had to make one! I made it for my DD, who loves home-crafted surprises.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Santa Number 9

This is Bird Brain Santa number 9 for me and now I'm all caught up - didn't make it to the pajama sale last week, so I'll have to run over to the quilt shop on my lunch hour one day next week to see if any more are ready.

I'm very lucky because I have a quilt shop within walking distance of my job and a quilt shop within walking distance (.3 mile!) of my house! How many quilters can say that?

Friday, January 2, 2009

And here's another

This one didn't take very long at all - I started it yesterday morning and finished today about 5 p.m. Considering the fact that we went shopping yesterday afternoon and today from 11 - 2, I think it was exceptionally fast. I wish the background fabric photographed better. It's a tone on tone which looks like baby blocks or stars depending on how you look at it.

This makes eight completed blocks - however, the label on this one's package said it was number nine, so somewhere in my sewing room is another one ready to trace. That leaves three still to be purchased as they become available at my LQS. DD and I are heading over there tomorrow morning for their pajama sale, so I'll see if they have month 10 ready to pick up.