Saturday, June 30, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
So, you can imagine my surprise when on Mother's Day he hands me a book by Gertrude Stein, travel guide to Paris and a passport application. It took me a few moments to realize that there was also a ticket to Paris for ten days! TEN DAYS! He knew that I'd never really buy it for myself and yet he really wanted me to be able to fulfill a lifelong dream. He is staying behind to take care of our many children.
I'm still working through my emotions. I am, of course, tremendously excited. I studied French in college with the intention of going to France and just got too busy. I don't want to leave my children for ten days, but then I know in the big picture, that's really just a short time.
My itinerary is yet to be determined. Husband didn't book the hotel because he didn't know if I'd want to stay in the city or travel around. We'll see... Now I just have to relearn my French.
Anyone know of any good lyss in Paris?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
My friend is also a fabulous artist. You can see her work in her portfolio under gallery, the last button on the list. There are also pictures of great boxes that she makes by hand.
The larger two bowls are in the book. For the smaller one, I cast on 35 stitches.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
I have a been given a tough commission - my 14 yo wants me to make her a dress for her moving on dance (an 8th grade graduation of sorts). She's even willing to babysit for me to give me the time to do it.
I thought for sure it would be all over before we even got out of the fabric store. But she was reasonable, patient and even thoughtful. She picked out a pattern I thought would be simple enough and material that seemed easy enough to work with. The best part is everything she chose was on sale.
We're making the black and white dress only hers is maroon with a black contrasting waist and bottom band.
Well, the fabric is nice, but this pattern is not so simple as the pattern marketers would have us believe. I've already had to frog a couple of times. (I haven't heard of that word being used in sewing, but you do use a ripper).I think it will come out alright, but I'm afraid after all this she'll hate it.