Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This and That

1. Now that Downton Abbey is done Season 2, I just don't know what I am going to do with myself!! I was thrilled that Matthew and Mary... (what, you didn't see it? Okay, I won't give it away then.) Anyway, I guess I will get caught up with my reading. And count the days until Season 3...

2. I sat down last night and paid the bills.  All of them. I feel so virtuous. Now I just have to reconcile the bank statement, and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to walk on water.

3. Jean, the white stuff on the background of the putty-colored quilt will be the stuff that is flying out of the box.  Imagine firecrackers, confetti, stars, butterflies... you know, stuff like that.  That's the plan, anyway. We'll see how it looks. And if it doesn't "work," I'll try something else! I think free piecing is like quilting without a net. (You know, "LEAP, and a net will appear.)

Back to #1, I thought Violet's remark to Richard Carlisle, "Do you promise?" was absolutely priceless, and I practically flew off the couch, cheering, when she said it.  You should find Downton Abbey and watch it. Be sure to start at the beginning of Season One and watch them all in order. I promise you'll enjoy it. Maggie Smith has the best one liners, and delivers them perfectly.

Here are some of the best "Maggie Moments" from Season One:


You can find the best from Season Two on the Downton Abbey website, here, and they are just as funny:

6 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Totally adore Downton Abbey and I SO agree! I guess all we can do is quilt our blues away and hope it only takes a year to make the new series and not two like Doc Martin!

Dolores said...

Ahh! I didn't realize it was the end of the season. I was waiting to see what would happen next week.

Love this show!

Clare said...

Maggie Smith is priceless! Did you know Shirley Maclaine has been cast as Lady Grantham's mother for the 3rd series. Watching her and Maggie Smith will be superb. Can't wait for September.

Judy in Michigan said...

Thanks for explaining the confetti, etc. popping out of the hat - great idea!!

Derby, Ducky said...

I applauded when she came out with the "do you promise" line.

Amy said...

Maggie Smith is a jewel. Sure like the show and how the finale ended. I hope is doesn't turn into a on and off again scenario.