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. Anonymous9:51 PM

    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!