Monday, January 5, 2009

My Favorite Things 2008

This is the time of year when everyone makes lists of their favorites.
These are my favorites from 2008; although I read or listened to or watched them in 2008, most are older than that.



  • Movies
  • Amy
  • Once
  • Persepolis
  • The Boys and Girl from County Clare
  • Wall-E
  • Young @ Heart

Books

  • Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
    Better: a surgeon’s notes on performance – Atul Gawande
  • Blue Angel: a novel – Francine Prose
  • Keeper and Kid – Edward Hardy
  • Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson
  • A Little Love Story – Roland Merullo
  • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: and other things I’ve learned - Alan Alda
  • Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
  • Three Daughters – Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell
  • Zen and the Art of Faking It - Jordan Sonnenblick

Music CDs

  • Once: Music from the Motion Picture – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  • Appasionata - YoYo Ma
  • The Voice of the Violin – Joshua Bell

Portable Diversions

Tiny crocheted baskets.

I used my spinning wheel to ply some old one ply Harrisville wools, so I was essentially designing the baskets while plying the wool.

An easy project to carry in pocket or purse.

2 comments:

Sojourner Design said...

Janet,

Your little baskets are lovely.

Since looms aren't too portable and I'm not much of a knitter I continually seek out small projects so that I'm never caught with timeon my hands and nothing to do. It's very centering to have such a project to work on when you're stuck in the emergency room for hours with a sick parent.

I noticed that you mentioned Young@Heart. Would that be the Young at Heart Chorus?

J. Austin - said...

Yes, the movie is about the Young at Heart Chorus. I think it was originally just a youtube video and was so popular they made a movie. I've been hanging out with a sick parent too, which is one reason I love my portable projects.