Friday, January 10, 2014


Tomorrow my sister will be getting married in Tennessee. I wish I was able to be there, but the winter is long, driving is horrible, and money is tight.

There she is, lower right.  Pretty even at ten or so.
She was married before, and I missed those other two weddings too. The first one was when she was very young and in the military. I saw pictures and she was a beautiful bride, but I wasn't lucky enough to be there.

The second time she got married she was also in the military. She was stationed in Germany for a while. I was home with two little kids and didn't do much traveling, and I don't know if I knew she got married at that time or not. Regardless, I didn't go.

This time she's having a small, casual ceremony, and I'm sure she will have many friends and well-wishers who will either attend or wish her well after.

Random picture from the internet...

It's something you always think about -- your sister's wedding. She's my only sister if you don't count my sewing sisters and the sisters of my heart. She was in my wedding - the prettiest bridesmaid I had. I made her dress. Lime green sateen - it was the 70's after all!

NOT my wedding pictures!!
I love weddings. Doesn't matter whose, you know. I always cry. The ceremonies are always beautiful and hopeful. Two people pledging to stay together forever, through thick and thin, good and bad. So positive it will work out. I even cry at weddings on TV, make believe weddings in movies, all that jazz.

I'm crying just looking at this photo.
Saturday I'll have to set aside a little time to think about Gail and Mickie, wish them well, cry a little and be hopeful.

Be happy, Gail!

Sew on...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Trending Now -- Downton Abbey

Have you been watching Downton Abbey on PBS?  Personally I love Masterpiece Theater, always have.  And DA is beautiful to watch.  Add to that Elizabeth McGovern who I have always liked, and OMG Dame Maggie Smith!  She's a pistol!

One of my co-workers is originally from England and he buys some sort of subscription where he actually watches British TV so he's already seen the new season, but he wouldn't tell me a single thing. 

So the two hour premier was last night and I set myself up with tea and knitting on the sofa to watch.

I love the guy who plays Tom -- the chauffeur turned son-in-law turned estate agent!  But they're scheming again downstairs... that Thomas, he's a villain!  Did he forget who helped him when that lady's made was going to get him fired?  Must have, because he's sniping at the wife of the guy whose boots he should be polishing.  And did everyone forget this is the guy who was in prison and maybe has a few tricks of his own up his sleeves??  Ha!  I'm waiting until the conniving, cowardly Thomas gets his own back.  Remember folks, he shot himself in the hand so he could come back from the war, he has it coming.

And the nanny was such a weasel.  She wouldn't let one of the grandmas visit the grandson and heir!  And she called the older child the 'chauffeur's daughter' as an insult and got caught by that baby's grandma, Cora.  She's so fired.  Of course that was set up by the evil Thomas, but she deserved it.  Nobody should stand between a grandmother and her babies!! 

I guess that's why Cora (Elizabeth McGovern's character) can't see that Thomas is a snake.  And I hate snakes...

Hopefully every dog has his day, and he'll get his.

On a more fun note, this year's costumes are becoming more modern.  Rose has lovely clothes, but I can't help but wonder what the heck Edith had on to go to London and eat in a fancy restaurant??  It looked like she put a dark tee shirt on under her ball gown.

But hey, if the guy she loves is willing to become a German citizen to marry her, more drama is on the way!

Yay, BBC and Julian Fellows! 

View on, people.