Oct 19, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 10/19/09

STITCHY STUFF
Guess what? I finished two more quilt motifs on the afghan, and started a third! The first one is simply called "House". Fitting, don't you think?


Wedding Ring


and the start of "Basket"...




More progress on Flower & Bee:






NIGHT AT THE THEATRE
The local college's fine arts department presented the play, "Dearly Departed".

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpin's other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, "When I die, don't tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you." Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

The play had it comedic parts, but the sets and play weren't nearly as good as the last play I attended at the college theatre.

19 comments:

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The afghan is turning out great and the little flower is coming up cute. CJ ok;-)

Sadie said...

Great progress on your afghan Meari. I really like the wedding ring motif. Love the colours on Flower and Bee, I am going to check out that design :-)

Sarah Lindfield said...

Great progress on the afghan,it's going to look so lovely when finished.

htimcj said...

Your quilt blocks are looking very nice.
Heidi-ILCS

Nancy M said...

Nice progress on the afghan....but I don't see any updates on JG. Hey, if I don't bug you, who will????? Just got back last night from the Jubilee in PA....trying to catch up on blogs now!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Wow Meari..you are coming right along on your Afghan and getting your squares done...that is going to look really neat when you get that done.

Take care & Happy Stitching
Linda K

J Rae said...

Your quilt motifs are very pretty. Can't wait to see all of the afghan!

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely stitching, as always and sound like a nice evening out.

And I'm like an echo of Nancy, what happen to JT? I don't think you've mention his name since the bicycle story...

hugs

Mel said...

Great stitching! :)

Carolyn said...

Meari,
You are doing a great job. I love those colors.

Carolyn NC said...

Great stitching!

Donna said...

You have been quite the stitching "fool" haven't you? Looks wonderful.

teanroses51 said...

Hi Meari, I enjoyed your Monday update. Your stitching motif reminds me of things done by the Quakers. I like the patterns you stitched so far.

Kathy said...

Lovely stitching Meari. I like the color combos for the quilt blocks.

Katrien said...

Great progress on the afgan.

Debra said...

Nice progress.

Gabi said...

These look cute!!!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

That afghan is going to be fantastic!

Shelley said...

Your squares are looking great. Can't wait to see the finished piece in it's whole. The play sounds histerical!!