It was with great sadness that I finished watching my Upstairs-Downstairs DVD collection (Christmas present) - so much so that I actually watched all the Bonus features which included cast and crew interviews, plot development, musical score information etc etc... I just did not want it to end! Funny when I started Season 1- I thought "oh gawd this is dated..." but as the story unfolded and drew me in... it seemed the perfect period piece for my hexagon quilt hand sewing project.
I'm not sure this happens to other people but I always seem to find myself watching shows in which someone is knitting (ie Mrs Bridges in "Up & Down" - as us groupies call it). I watch her technique. I replay it backwards and forwards to see if it's the "real McCoy" or just fudging. By the end of Up & Down I saw that Ruby's quilt was a hexagon quilt - just like I was making! How special is that?
Well time for Saturday morning chores (really how can I call these chores?)
- pick up my starter heirloom tomatoes from my Tomato Guy
- meet 2 good friends for coffee and knitting talk
- pick up my BRAND NEW sewing machine!
Come home... and... hmmmm - the world is my oyster. Cottage cheese and chips anyone?