Sunday, March 06, 2011

catching up

S and I found these books at a shop the other day. We liked them so much we bought two: one for each of us. They're basically just sketchbooks, but with specific drawing suggestions on each page for things like a tennis racket, the leaning Tower of Pisa, the wild blue yonder, a technical diagram, footprints, and my favorite--luminescent plankton. We work on a page or two a night, just a fun activity to do together.

S draws a mean string quartet, doesn't she? Some of her quartet members dance instead of playing an instrument.

Since I've been such a bad blogger lately, here is a quick list of random bits to bring things up-to-date:
  • we launched a new brand a week or so ago. Lisette is a collection of sewing patterns and coordinating fabrics for women's clothing. You can learn more about it on the website.
  • Remember when I mentioned the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire a while back? Well, you can watch a documentary about it at the PBS now.
  • S and I have discussed it at length and decided that, were we to be given a third arm, we would like it to be located on the top of our heads to hold an umbrella when it rains. We're still negotiating additional legs and eyes.
  • When I'm working on fabric designs I often spend hours staring at a computer screen, and sometimes I'll "watch" old movies and t.v. while I'm working--meaning I'm mostly listening while my eyes are otherwise occupied. Lately I've been watching thirtysomething and enjoying it almost as much as I did when it first came out. Do you remember it?
I'm sure there's more, but I'll think of it later.


  1. I have been watching thirtysomething, too! However, I am just now 33 and expecting my child, so I didn't watch it the first time around, even though I remember all of the media hoopla about it. It's wonderful.

  2. I've been watching Thirtysomething too! And yep, I'm really enjoy it this time around too.
    Congrats on the book - I can't wait to get hold of a copy.

  3. I was early twentysomething when thirtysomething was on. That's a blast from the past alright!
    I love those Lisette patterns...I'm definitely buying the Passport and Portfolio designs!

  4. I have been watching it too. I recorded each episode and watched them over and over. I am new tomyour blond patterns and find them so inspirational. Thank you :)

  5. LOVE thirtysomething! They should do a "where are they now" show. I would love to know how all their lives turned out. Except I will admit that Patty Draper's voice started to irritate me towards the end...even though her romance with Billy was just sooo....ahhhhhh.

  6. Love those coloring books. We had something similar, the kid used every page!

  7. I LOVED thirtysomething (when I was teen/twenty something when it debuted).

    Ha! had to laugh at your "watching" old TV/movies. I do the exact same thing when I sew. Netflix helps me out a lot with that. Documentaries are good, too.

  8. Those are wonderful. My daughter (6) is suddenly drawing all the time. What a great idea!

  9. Oh I loved Thirty Something. My, that was a long time ago. And it's great to see two of the actors pop up again in Brothers and Sisters.

    By the way, I have ordered your book and I hope it will be waiting at home for me when I return from my travels. Can't wait to try one of your adult patterns too. You have been a busy girl - to the benefit of us all.

  10. I just ran into this book too and thought it was so great. I think you've motivated me to go and buy one for myself. My daughter is seven months old so she's not quite nimble with pencil and paper yet, but I think it would be a great little thing to have around when I get an itch to draw.
    Arm on head – brilliant!