Saturday, July 28, 2007

Summer Vacation

A few things have been brewing around here, craft wise, that I have been far too busy whining to mention. Things that will be sadly left unfinished just a little longer, as the husband and I are going on a road trip for our anniversary/summer vacation. I'll be back next week with plenty o' pictures and stories, I hope, but for now these WIP shots will have to do.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter and Some Rambling.

So, very little has gotten done around here lately, and I blame it mostly on Harry Potter. Not that the actual READING took so much time- I bought the book Saturday morning and finished around 3:30 am Sunday morning- it's the Post-Potter depression that has made me mopey and distracted. I really did enjoy the last book, with a few exceptions, and rushed right through it faster than I probably should have, but I was so nervous I would accidentally find out how it ended before I read it myself.
Because of the whole crazy Potter-centric weekend, I thought a lot about myself and how I think about reading, and I have come to the conclusion that I am, in fact, a very selfish reader. I really am not drawn to the social aspect of Potter-mania at all, I just want my book and then to be alone for 8 hours. And I get very attached to "my" reading of books, to the movie in my head, to the associations I make with books. For instance, I used to only read books 3 at a time, skipping between them frequently, so that my brain would associate them and they would get a little bit mixed, therefor making my impression of reading of them unique. Does that make any sense to anyone else? This is also why I hate hate hate most movie adaptations of books, because not only are they seldom accurate,(Do NOT get me started on the adaptation of Bridge to Teribithia, I usually spit, and make at least one rude gesture), but they force me to watch the book with someone else involved, to know that there is an audience besides myself. I like the intimacy I have with a printed page, even if I know in the back of my head that there are a million copies of the page.
All right, that's enough of that. I promise, next time there WILL be crafts!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Dear Blog, I have missed you.

It's been kind of insane and hot and bus around here, so I have sorely neglected you, dear blog. I will try and do better, from now on, but sometimes it is just so hard to think about coming in this little, still mostly disastrous, office to labor over a few paragraphs, if that, of text. Since I've been gone I have been fortunate enough to meet, in PERSON, the wonderful Rachel of Buttons Magee and see her beautiful home! It was a very good time, or at least I thought so. Other than that, there hasn't been much crafty-ness happening around these parts, mostly because it is WAYYY to hot to go upstairs to the sewing room, and I am WAYYYY too lazy to bring anything down here. So, just re-reading Harry Potter and eagerly awaiting the new book. All for now.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mail Goodness

Earlier this week, I got the most incredible package from Ebony of Me and the Monsters, but I just couldn't bring myself to interrupt the color week flow. Also, I'm lazy, and was really enjoying not having to type for a while there. But, she sent me a bunch of really incredible stuff, and I need to show it off! The picture above is just a few of my favorites, but she really packed that box full! This was part of Katie's "Use what others have" swap, in conunction with the "Use what you have Challenge". Thats a lot of quotation marks for me, really. you can be sure some of this fabric will be showing up in projects sometime soon... And Ebony, watch out, a box is coming your way, too.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Sunday, July 1, 2007

What did I do this weekend? Slept. It was rainy and nasty in Kansas City for most of the weekend, and even though we had the best intentions, newspapers and google map printouts to estate sales, we never made it farther than 1/2 price books and then back home for naps. I did pick up a Donna Hay cookbook I'd been wanting at the bookstore, though, and made a little fresh tomato basil sauce from some nice ripe tomatoes (from the store) and fresh basil from the little garden across the street. I felt all good and domestic, although the picture of my stove top clearly indicates that I'm no Martha. Or Donna, for that matter. Sigh. Looking forward to tomorrow and Kayte's Week of Color!