Oh my - I can't believe we are at the middle of August. Where has the summer gone? I am in the middle of making yet another gift quilt. This one is a real failure, I am afraid. I'm making it for my father's 70th birthday - we are having a family party in Memphis next weekend and I wanted to make a lap quilt for him. I wanted to make a "manly" quilt, but I didn't have much of a plan beyond that. And it's turning out....flat. The top is done, and I'll be working on the quilting today. There are no photos of it at the moment because the weather isn't conducive and because I don't have the heart to show it right now. Please, O Quilt Deities, make this one look ultra-fabulous after it's quilted and washed!
We've not been too successful at getting out and about while my daughter has been at camp this summer - as a counselor, this year. However, we did manage to get downtown a few nights ago for one of the weekly Movies at Market Square. These are some photos I took at one of last year's movies. I thought it would be interesting to see how the square filled up with viewers. Obviously, the sooner you get there, the better seat you can grab.
I do love these opportunities to watch familiar movies in the open air! The one we saw a few night ago was Some Like it Hot, with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. Oh my word, what a funny movie - and can you believe it is 50 years old? It holds up so well - the jokes, the pacing, the age-old story of mistaken identity. I've lost track of how many times I've seen it, but it always make me laugh out loud.
And what about Marilyn's big bum and bosom? Wowee! Watching her strut her stuff makes me feel a whole lot better about all my goods!
Finally, I can't let today go by without marking the anniversary of my mother's passing. She has been gone for two years, and I think about her and miss her every day.