"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Today would have been your 95th birthday.  I will never stop missing you.  I love you, Mom. xo

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Rain, rain, where are you????????  You promised!!!  According to the weather report, there is 0% chance of rain by 1 pm, but 90% chance by 2 pm.  Fast moving "storm", I'd say.  We'll see how that goes.

ETA @4:15 pm:  Oh, hey, I guess it's started...Well, I mean, I think they will call this mist "rain"... STORM WATCH 2012!! Hahahahahahaha!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Well, the weekend sure went quickly.  

We went to see The Descendents Friday night, which was good.  Intense, but good.  I didn't realize it was as serious as it turned out to be, but it was very human, too, and quite funny in parts.

Before the movie we had dinner at a new veggie restaurant near the theater.  I  am pretty excited, I must say.  Veggie restaurants are not that easy to find, and we go to this indi film theater fairly regularly.  Don't know how long this one will last.  I can only hope for the best.  It did take the place of a Pizza Nova and people are a little mad about that.  But, if PN were doing that well, wouldn't it have stayed open?  (I will miss the salad I always got there, though; it was yummy.) Anyway, my dinner was scrumptious.  Veggie-stuffed quesadilla with salad.  Yum.  It's cool because at this place there are a ton of veggie choices and just a few meat-eaters' choices...nice to have that kind of menu when I'm so used to menus where there are only a couple veggie choices...veggie burger, salad, and maybe a veggie broth based soup, if I'm lucky.  Oh, and sometimes pasta with marinara sauce or maybe a cheese pizza...tired of those choices! So, yay!

A few weeks ago, I remember now, I sprinkled a seed packet in some of the pots out on the patio, and promptly forgot about doing it.  When I checked out there recently I saw that something was sprouting...that was when the vague memory popped up.  But, I will tell you, for the life of me I could not remember what exactly it was that I thought I was planting...until the other day.  I was out there again, poking around, and saw something that made me dig (haha) deeper, and, lo and behold I give you:

It was delicious. And there are at least a hundred more =-)

Now, I am off to the grocery for taco fixins.  I guess I must be hungry.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

It's tulip time in the grocery store again!  I'll be buying these lovelies every chance I get until they are out of season. We don't grow them well here, our winters are neither cold enough nor long enough.

We had a birthday celebration here recently.(ETA: it was DD's, not mine.  But, thanks!) Pizza, pink cake, pink ice cream, family game night, lots and lots of laughing.

Tomorrow evening I will be headed out to watch/listen to DS perform at a local beach pub.

Lovely, simple pleasures.

Friday, January 27, 2012


It's been over 6 months since my last post.  I think a fresh start, perhaps, is the best idea, rather than a rehash of months and months of living.  So, before January is over, and it appears that suddenly it almost is, I will wish you all a great 2012, and make a plan to write here with some (more) regularity.  I have been consistently reading blogs...I just haven't been writing in my own.  So, I will see what I can do about that.

Though this started out years ago as a quilting-related blog, it morphed into a general topic blog some time ago.  And now, it seems that quilting is rarely a thing I do anymore...in fact,  never...which, really, seems unbelievable, given the 35 years or so I have been doing it.  When I was far younger, back before I was married, I was very into yarns and fibers and spinning and weaving and natural dying and crocheting and basket making and sewing clothing (when I perfectly fit a pattern and had no need to alter!), and all kinds of needlework, like embroidery and needlepoint and cross stitch and crewel.  When the quilting bug bit, though, I gave that all up and never looked back. 

Well, I've been looking back, more and more.  And recently I've gotten, shall we say, sucked back into YARN, YARN, YARN.  I learned to knit in 2005 and it has been taking over ever since, much like quilting did when I learned how to do that, though more slowly and steadily... my yarn stash is currently still smaller than my fabric stash, and my aim is to keep it sorta small...but you know how that goes. I have big plans to get rid of most of my fabric because it makes me feel bad, is a weight on my shoulders and conscience, takes up a LOT of space, and I'm just plain OVER it...but you also know how that goes...

                              Hazeline Shawlette made for Anne Hanson's Fall in Full Color Knitspot Club, pattern by Anne Hanson

Soooo, short story long, that is a lot of what I've been doing the last 6 months...loading up on yarn and patterns and ideas.  And reading.  And tea drinking.  And mom-ing.  You know.  Being.