I've cranking out bracelets, still using Martha's pattern from Palmetto Tat Days 2010.
Brown. navy, and black Lizbeth size 20.
The brown one, done with pearls and gold delicas. I think I may keep this one for me.
Yesterday was election day. I was soooo glad to get to this point - this has been a gross election. The candidates have been incredibly nasty and vile to each other, and the campaign ads have been relentless. DH did not win, in fact he came in a distant third. I knew this would be the case. So did he. But he ran a good clean campaign, no name calling, no lies, and he did his best. So I'm proud of him.
Last night DH, Moe, and I all went downtown Hotlanta to a big election night party in an old, locally famous hotel. Moe got bored early, so I suggested we go across the street to look at the outside of the Fox Theater.
I don't know if you've ever heard about the Fox, but it's one of the treasures of Hotlanta, and in the mid 1970's it was almost torn down to build an ugly concrete skyscraper. Fortunately, there was a big hue and cry and the building was saved and restored. Broadway casts love it because it's got terrific accoustics The place is incredibly ornate. It's all various Eastern themes: Morrocan, Egyptian, Islamic, etc.
Here's the original ticket both.
The outside lobby, where we headed, is about 50 yards deep. No lie. See, they've parked cars inside like they do in malls. This view is looking towards the street.
As we went towards the back of the lobby, I spied some ushers. This is where me living in Hotlanta for many decades has paid off, because Hotlanta is really a big small town. And in small towns, you always run into people you know. Two of the ushers were friends from church, and Moe and I got to go into the theater and look around, in spite of the live musical on stage. Our friends gave Moe the grand tour - everything NOT part of the audience or the stage.
The Fox is loaded with neat stuff,. And the interior lobbies (yes, there are more than one) are huge and gorgeous. Cool big urns. This one is about 3.5 feet high.
Cool lamps. This was going up to the loge.
But one of the coolest things is - the restrooms. I am not kidding. Each of them has a different theme.
This is the ladies room downstairs. There were several of these stations available to powder your nose. I can smell the Moroccan spices.
Same ladies lounge. I was told this was made to look like a keyhole door.
A look into the men's lounge. I can see this as a smoking lounge, can't you?
On another floor, the lounges were all Egyptian themed. This chair was in one of the anterooms of the ladies lounge.
Here a mosaic above the doorway to the next room.
And the mirrored stations in that room. (The facilities were farther in.) There are gilded sphinxes on either side of the mirrors.
This lovely panel was in a ginormous elevator. The elevator was about 12 feet on each side.
And this is a ticket shredding machine at the original entrance. Out friends told us nifty facts, for example, the Fox was air conditioned before the White House. If you ever get to Hotlanta, go to the Fox and try to see a show. They have tours too!
Moe had blast exploring, and demanded that we go back soon and catch a show. Which we will do. But we had other obligations, so we went back to our party and saw folks get silly waiting for election results to come in.
And then we all went home, exhausted. We didn't get to bed until way after midnight. And I'm durn happy it's all over...
UPDATED: I have become what I have sneered at.
9 hours ago