Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Around here....

Around here, we are so crazy-ass maddeningly busy that we may become completely unhinged. I'm trying to think of it as a blessing, which is a stretch, but here goes - at least I don't have time to worry about whether my hair is shiny enough or if my shoes are current. Or, if my kids are wearing clean clothes to school. And other not-at-all important things. Right?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thinking about: Summer Mom.

It's not summer yet, but Summer Mom is calling me. I can smell her perfume in the wind - it's like sunscreen mixed with geraniums mixed with super-heated car interior. She's the best - and certainly my favorite, windows open, dessert first - version of myself.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Around here....

A big beautiful telescope AND a blood moon? And overcast skies. Plus hay fever. But - Native American dancers, mega-church, and nasturtiums. Can't complain.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, I'm in love....

Am I the last girl in the world to find Tomboy Style? I don't even care, it's so awesome.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Materials.

The world of textiles is an imperfect one, filled with imperfect choices - so I thought I'd tell you about some of the fabrics I'm using and why.
Remember the seventies? Fondly? We certainly knew how to work a pattern back then.
The upside: Already exists in the world, probably in a drawer somewhere. Light cotton fabric, softened with use and washing. Absolutely gorgeous.
The downside: None that I can see. With any vintage piece, there may be holes or other damage to work around. In general, I find that signs or wear, age, and storage add beauty and uniqueness to a piece and will be left in as long as they don't compromise the structure of the final product. In a world of imperfect choices, this is one of the better ones.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On the farm.

Hopefully, we'll have blackberries this year. We've never had blackberries before - because I was cutting them back all wrong.
(Worst farmer ever. Getting better. Hopefully.)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Around here....

Before you get all: Girl, your kids are amazing! Like you always do, I'd like to point out that 3 out of those 4 awards are for Participating. Which? Reminds me of my all-time favorite Generation-X rant.
ps. My kids are amazing!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, I'm in love....

My handsome husband bought me a Swiss Army knife!
Because, I'm so outdoorsy!
I'm not, but this would be super-handy when a bottle of wine needs opening in a movie theater.
Not that I would ever do that.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thinking about: Laterality.

How left-handed are you? I'm in the 2nd Left Decile (-45.00). Which is not very left-handed. Kind of in the middle. Do you think that left-handed people are less left-handed than right-handed people are right-handed because we live in a world where ninety percent of us are right-handed and because it's faster to learn to use the righty scissors than find a pair of lefty scissors? Me too!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Around here....

If at all possible, get thee to Yosemite. It's one of those places in the world that is totally not over-rated. One of those places where one might use the word "awesome" without a trace of irony. I had a sacred one-with-nature sort of experience with the mist of Bridalveil Fall on my face (considering what the first humans who discovered this place must have thought of their good fortune) until a newlywed couple needed to take a selfie in the exact spot where I was standing.

The kids took what was basically a road trip to look at some rocks in stride because the hotel had a pool. We could have stayed at the Radisson in Stockton if it had a pool for all they care. And? They will climb up on almost anything to get their picture taken.