Sunday, March 22, 2015


This is Martha, named after a character on the only tv show we watch (other than the pathetic nightly news), The Americans (on FX). We LOVE that show. But if you haven't been watching it regularly, it might be difficult to follow what's going on and why.  We sometimes go to websites that summarize the episodes just to make sure we got the storyline right.  This is Season 3 and Season 1 and 2 are on DVD.  Just before this season started we borrowed the DVDs from the library so as to refresh our memory and review some of the convoluted plots. But the library had set up each season on 4 DVDs (8 total) and we could only check out 2 at a time. In the end we were watching the last few episodes of Season 2 while we were also watching the first few episodes live for Season 3. Yeah, I'm confused too.

Seth of the famous Altered Page wants me to FB my traveling train children. Seth, don't kill the messenger but Susan, my current Blog Wrangler who is hopelessly behind in blogging for me, wants to tell you .... well, it wasn't very nice and is probably physically impossible. So definitely she's not getting me on FB.

We did make it to New York City last fall and to the Matisse exhibit. Here's a tip: When the museum opens, head straight to the special exhibit and fast pace it right to the back/end of the exhibit.  No one will be there! Then you can slowly work your way backwards to the front and probably not run into a big clump of viewers because by the time you get back to them trotting obediently through the exhibit they will be spread out. Which is how we got to the room shown above with absolutely no one else in the room for at least 5 minutes.

We also saw a Gober exhibit.  Nope, do NOT get it. No. Not at all.

Gober made Susan very crabby but we resurrected the day by seeing her favorite, Cy Twombly, at the Morgan Library. Probably a lot of people don't get him. Such is life.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Traveling Sweater Children

Little Sweater Children have been placed in lots of different places. But now I'm letting my Little Children travel.  You've read about them in the past here and here. I've decided to give them numbers just like on the train cars. They also have magnets on them so they can maybe survive a few bumpy miles.

Little Sweater Child #4 is now on the road, in about a week #7 will move out.  The next time you are waiting for a train to clear the crossing look for a Sweater Child.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Women's Day

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt.

Today is International Women's Day. Behind every truly successful man there is a woman and there is definitely a woman behind this blog - my Blog Wrangler, Susan. It's not her fault there haven't been blog entries lately. It was my decision to give her a break so she had time to make quilts and read books and clean up her work area. Okay, she accomplished two out of three.