Movie Theaters, Fireworks, Signs & Sewing
Posted by thedarwinexception on July 3, 2007
So the talk around Malone is that we *may* – and emphasize that *may* – be getting a movie theater. I, of course, think this is a great idea. Lord knows we could use *something* here in town, and I’m all for the first thing being a movie theater, if it can’t be a book store.
But the talk is also saying that the man proposing the idea isn’t exactly “reliable”, whatever that means, so no one is holding their breath or getting *too* excited over the prospect.
The nice thing is that the proposed location of the movie theater is the “old Newburry’s building”, which is right on Main Street downtown, which means it would be within walking distance of our house. I would love being able to walk to the movie theater, stop and get an ice cream after the movie on the way home, and maybe even have a bite to eat at the local restaurant before the movie starts. Of course, this would mean we would also have to have an ice cream shop and a nice restaurant on Main Street, too, besides pizza places, but one thing at a time! I think a movie theater would be a great start.
Oh – and for some reason I can’t find out if there are supposed to be fireworks here or not tomorrow. We had a nice little parade on Saturday – I took Milo to it, and he had a great time. But I really wanted to see some fireworks. I thought for sure they had them last year at the rec park, but everyone says that that was a “one time” thing, and that Malone *never* has fireworks. So who knows? I guess if I start to hear really loud “boom” sounds tomorrow night, I’ll know that the fireworks are happening at the rec park, and I can run to my back window and watch them.
Lately, there have been a bunch of these yellow signs popping up around Malone – it’s Real Estate Auction time again! Since we first moved into this house, I always loved the green house around the corner from us. Lovely, lovely old house. Just spoke to me. Cried out “Help Me! I’m Lonely!” My friend Dana described it as “sympathizing with real estate” – she has it, too, and I guess that’s what I have. The green house was abandoned and I always thought “what a shame – such a pretty old house.”
Well, this year it has a yellow sign in front of it, and I got all excited when I saw it. I called our real estate guy and asked him what he thought a reasonable bid would be for the house- he said $12K – so I am putting in a bid of $13K. The auction is July 11th, so I’ll let you know how it goes. But isn’t this a nice house?
I’m still knitting my fingers to the bone – today I did a few inches of the never ending bunting, and almost finished the left (or right) front on the variegated yarn sweater. I haven’t done thing one on the Winnie the Pooh set, besides cutting all the pieces out, and the quilt is a distant dream, although I do have about two rows worth of squares already done for that. Not that this is anywhere near enough squares to even make it worth sewing the rows of squares together.
But this is a scan of the right (or left) front of the variegated yarn sweater – I scanned it on a fairly high resolution so you can see the pattern in the body of the sweater. I also knit the button band into the pattern, because I hate “picking up and knitting” the band afterward.
And this is a scan of one of my quilt squares.
It doesn’t look very impressive on it’s own, but when you put four of the squares together, you get this.
I like the pattern – it looks pretty interesting with all the squares laid out together. I’m keeping all the small corners the same yellow, just to keep some consistency in the overall pattern.
Oh – and while I’ve been sewing and knitting my poor little fingers to the bone, this is what Milo and Paul have been doing. I guess it’s true that dogs and their owners tend to start to look like each other over time. Because these guys sure do.