Monday, February 20, 2006

I've been sick again this past weekend but finally dragged myself out of bed (seems like 5 pounds lighter) and showered yesterday. And quilted!! And it felt good. I alternated on a little beading on Dancing at Sunset, (pictures soon), and when I got too tired I climbed back into bed with one of Jude Devereux's books, The Summerhouse. I think it's an old one, because one of the lines in it is "You think Goldie Hawn is going to look that good at 50?" And we all know how good she looks at 60! But with unlimited funds and the DESIRE to work out regularly, anyone could keep their youthful blush.

One of my duties these next few weeks is to head up the open house at our little village library. As a member of the board of trustees I came up with the great idea of holding it, not on a sunday afternoon when everyone is doing family things and the library is normally closed, but on a saturday morning when the WHOLE TOWN is IN town picking up mail and food for the week...so now I'm in charge. And it's amazing how organized I am. Article for local paper delegated. Food delegated. Postcards done. I just need to make a bunch of posters. Of course I want every one to be a work of art, and all different but I'm already behind because I wanted them to be done by now. So who knows what we'll end up with. Anyone have any good ideas/gimmicks for getting people to come to open houses besides the word FREE mentioned several times? Joanne, isn't this your domain?!

And one more thing: Brothers Grimm, the movie...DON'T GO THERE. Horrible, horrible, horrible. I always ask Sarah about movies before I watch them and this one slipped through the cracks, and one little boy will have nightmares about being swallowed by a horse for the rest of his life. Sorry, Landon.

4 comments:

Joanne S said...

Curious George is reported to be child friendly to the max and very sweet.

Posters-- I've had great success with a combo of wild color and simple who, what, where, when. Make it seem like a "party". We've even fused fabric to poster board and then painted the words on. collage style. Since it's the library--use words from the newspaper or magazines in the background, fabric color slashes and then the words--maybe computer generated and glued to a midpoint--clear and readable. Make them in an assembly line--then you can get rid of number 1 and 2 and be thrilled with the rest ( where you let loose ) If I was nearby-I'd help!!!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Aw Kath...I'm sorry to hear you've been sick again! At least it looks like the rest of the winter will be as mild as what we've already had, so I'm guessing spring isn't too far away. Glad you're feeling better!

Can't wait to see the new quilt....

Hugs, Sarah

Deborah said...

How about a "lottery" of some type to forgive your library fines? My fines always build up without me noticing and then I owe big bucks.

Brenda said...

Have you thought about combining a quilt talk with an open house? I offered to make a presentation of my quilts at my local library and the librarian just about leaped across the counter to hug me. She reckons she is going to reel in a huge crowd!