Monday, March 2, 2015

What I know today

Today, Monday, March 2nd., 2015 is the 50th. anniversary of the world premiere in New York City of "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Tuned in to the last half yesterday but may have to pay homage again today. Best ever.

Having had a few wakeful nights of late I decided to read "Dear Jane" The two hundred twenty-five patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt, by Brenda Manges Papadakis. If this doesn't induce sleep through abject fear, I'm not sure what will.

The most important lesson learned was the cutting out of the template pieces. After having traced the design onto the fabric, it is instrumental that you cut away the line on which you drew the pattern. The thickness of the pencil mark can affect the accuracy of the size. This came up when I was tracing around the felt ornaments I am currently working on. Cutting inside the line...makes sense! Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have made some crazy decision to try this based on my dear daughter Jane's name. I'm over that now.

Wendesday is World Read Aloud Day.

Regarding Date Squares...Parnoosh are the best dates for baking with. The Medjool dates may be more exotic and better for eating, but for cooking, nothing beats the Parnoosh. Cheaper too.

You can try and fool yourself. Buy some spring flowers and pretend. P.S. Daylight savings time is this weekend and spring is officially here on March 20th.

As for Saturday, it's National Cereal Day.

If you are verklempt because Downton Abbey is over for the season, you have these to look forward to.


March 29

Call the Midwife, March 30

Wolf Hall, Sunday, April 5

Poldark, June? 2015

And that folks is all I know for today!


  1. But do you remember the original Poldark???

  2. You are a wealth of knowledge! Thank you and you are so right about Parnoosh dates. Just got some tulips today and am more than ready for spring. Loved Downton Finale!