QC Blog: February 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chandra Wilson | Touch of Comfort

I interviewed Chandra Wilson today from Grey's Anatomy. I was a little nervous, but tried my best not to be too annoying over the phone. She was very gracious and sweet. I mentioned this program in my last post. Watch the video and Chandra will tell you a bit about the Downy Touch of Comfort program. Click HERE for the video link.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Downy Touch of Comfort Program

Have you heard about the Downy Touch of Comfort Program? They are pledging to deliver 10,000 more quilts for kids this year to children who are hospitalized across the country. You can buy specially marked bottles of Downy to donate, or order a quilt kit to make a quilt for a child. I bought this month's issue of The Quilter Magazine with Chandra Wilson (Bailey on Grey's Anatomy) on the cover. I've just been offered an opportunity to interview her about her involvement in the program next week. Stay tuned for that. Watch the video below and see two touching stories of how quilts can touch people's lives. If you can't see anything below, try this link

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How Times Have Changed

I was at the office supply store today (one of my favorite places in the universe to shop) and I was enjoying looking at the numerous personal journals that were for sale. I was remembering that when I was a freshman in high school, I went out to buy a diary that didn’t say “My Diary” on the front and come with a key. The only plain lined paper book I could find other than a black and white Composition notebook was a red book labeled Journal on the front, that was for recording finances. Seriously, it had the columns and everything, but it was plain lined paper so it filled the bill for what I needed. Today, the choices are all different shapes and sizes with beautiful lined paper and embossed covers in leather or with prints that have amazing color. The sad part is I want them all. I just cleaned off my desk (yes I can see the top again) and I filled a box with empty notebooks I’ve bought. There were at least 8 of them. I’m one of those people who loves the smell of a new textbook and the smell of mimeograph paper. Remember those purple pages coming off the drum. How far we’ve come!

One of my favorite shows is NCIS, and I was reading another person’s blog, and she said she was dismayed to find out that Ducky was also Illya Kuryakin from the series The Man from Uncle in the 1960’s. (She meant she was bummed he was old). I realize her point, and maybe the first week or two felt the same. But I gotta tell you, after a couple of years of watching the show, I love him now just as much. He has a quirky sense of humor and is one of my favorite characters on the show. They even had a show where he had a picture of himself when he was younger at his house and when someone said, “who’s this?” Mark Harmon replies “Illya Kuryakin.” It was so cool. Hey we’re all older, right? I wish I had the Illya scrapbook I made when I was a kid. The one thing I didn’t keep!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

What’s Going On?

I watched the Grammys last night, naturally to see if Hall and Oates won in the duo performance category (they didn’t – Black Eyed Peas won), and am puzzled by this 3D thing. Why would they chose to air a 3D presentation to a world who doesn’t own 3D glasses. It just looked like a blurry song to me. The singers performed well, but why would you do that for television? I thought the worst pairing of the night was Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks. On their own, both are very good, but together they sounded off key and didn’t mesh at all.

I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to crochet a scrubbie like the one a friend of mine used to make. I can’t get in touch with her and have downloaded several different directions from the internet. None of them are working.

Here’s my first attempt. It doesn’t resemble anything nice and round and flat.


Then my second attempt. Closer to being a circle, but I can’t seem to make it flat.


Then I got about six new sets of instructions and tried combining them all. The result was something that was rounder but still not flat. Pretty funny if you look at it from the side. And I bet it will scrub the hell out of a pot, it’s so thick.

I just don’t get it. I’m going to go back and review my old crochet book to see if I’m doing the stitches correctly. If anyone knows what I’m doing wrong, please tell me!!

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