Saturday, July 11, 2009

Down the Shore

Well, there's already one week gone at the shore. BOO!

It's been a mostly fun and relaxing week. I've played on the computer a LOT, read a couple books, done a little stitching, watched some TV and slept a LOT! I've also been to the beach- JOY!

I am almost done parts 1 and 2 of Aury's sampler. I only have a tiny bit left until I can post to the group- which I'm very excited about. DS brought down my old Rocky Giraffe stand, which I hadn't used in years and it is perfect with my chair here.

I had planned to stitch last night but DS brought down DVDs he wanted me to see. It was a 10 year old British mini-series called "Ultraviolet". It's a police procedural where the bad guys are vampires. Sounds awful? Well, it is really good! I watched the first three of the 6 episodes and it is very well done. It features the actress who played Jane Bennett in THE "Pride and Prejudice" and Philip Quast, most well known as Javert in the Dream Cast of "Les Miserables". I'll definitely be watching the last three episodes tonight.

One of the books I read this week was "Day of Infamy" by Walter Lord- the man who wrote "A Night To Remember", the story of the Titanic. "Day of Infamy" tells the story of Pearl Harbor from both the American and Japanese sides. It is mostly personal stories- he got almost 500 people to write first-person accounts of their memories of that day- and wove them into a fascinating book. Being the daughter of a WWII veteran, and having visited Pearl Harbor in 2004, I thought I knew about it, but this book was a great read. It's an old book- published in 1957- but it gives such an immediacy to that day that I loved it.

Another piece of good news? On SplitCoastStampers last night I saw a banner for a stamp shop near here- One Little Spark- which was advertising for Amuse-a-Palooza. When I checked out the link, they are offering a Copics 101 class on Sunday- and when I called first thing this morning, there was an opening!!! I am VERY excited about taking this class. I don't own Copics but I do have a huge collection of Prismacolor markers and learning more about using alcohol markers sounds great! It's about 30 miles away, but compared to where I've seen other Copics classes offered, that is close!

Well, I think I'll go read or stitch or whatever. With the beautiful weather today, the beach later is definitely on the agenda.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Denise said...

So glad you are having a good and relaxing time! Enjoy...
Dancingly, Denise

Etha said...

Oh your stitching chair looks so inviting :)
What a great find on the copics class, that is just SUPER!! hope you have fun and learn a lot, wonderful opportunity!