Ack! I thought March was a crazy month for weather. April is starting out just as crazy. All weekend it was a bit cool and windy. Temps in the lower 40's. Yesterday afternoon, the temperature shot up to 70-74F and it was really humid. Then the tornado watches were issued, along with thunderstorm and flood warnings. Forecasters didn't stop there - no. They also warned of 2-3" diameter hail possible. Luckily, my area didn't get hail - but 40 minutes west of me did (1" sized). We got the thunder rumbling and rain, but that's it. Today, temps are back into the 40's again.
A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE
This past weekend, the local college put on Arsenic and Old Lace. The set was fabulous, and the actors did a really good job putting on the play.
The play is a comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves.
His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who received plastic surgery to conceal his identity and ends up looking like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.
Arsenic and Old Lace is best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.
WELCOME STITCHERY GTG
I've been a follower of Ranae's blog (Stitch by Stitch) for quite a while. She announced on her blog that there was going to be a get together at Welcome Stitchery. It was a really fun time. The store looks small on the website, but it's pretty good size and has a LOT of stitchy goodness! After shopping, we (all 19 of us!) went to Public House for lunch. The food was really good and very filling. It was the first time I'd met any of the ladies, including Ranae. She's really friendly and a great gal. :) We had two ladies from Canada also. Welcome Stitchery had been their 5th cross stitch shop in 5 days and I think they said they'd be going to a couple more. That's a lotta stashing!
I couldn't go all that way and not buy anything. Here's what I came home with (minus a few things I bought as gifties):
Dawn (GoldenAngelWorks) is hosting a giveaway to celebrate seven years of blogging. Click on over and wish her a Happy Blogversary!
It didn't seem like I did a lot of stitching all week, but from the looks of my recent WIP pic, apparently I did. I did quite a bit on the the parasol I started last week.