Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Seńor made the shape pattern for me by looking at our plates. Then I embroidered the faces (I am not very good at this) and used the machine to stitch them to the towels. The other one has red thread for the face. I like them both.
Sebastien got shaved this past week and hadn't been feeling well. He is better now. I have never seen another cat sleep like this though. He looks like a chicken to me. Does your cat sleep face down?
So, Friday night we did this: ►
How strange is that??? We all had a good time anyway. There were some fights (I didn't know they did that in soccer) and that made it more fun. There were also tons of little kids running about enjoying themselves. Oh yeah, and this dude. I guess that is what a Blast looks like... who knew?
On Saturday morning it was presents in bed for Seńor. And then he spent most of the day in the basement playing with his new head phones from his dad. On Saturday night we went to the CD release for Jen Swartout and Jeremiah Clark.
(I can't find a link for Jen, if you have one put it in the comments, she is awesome.)
It was a great show we had a nice time and then home to bed. On Sunday Cindy came over and there was much cooking and bread making. And then there was also cognac and champagne.... And that made it a perfect weekend. I should have taken more pictures...
Friday, January 25, 2008
The mail has been good to our home the last couple weeks. Last night I came home and found this wonderful painting waiting for me. It is from my grandfather Jerry! He knows how much I love cats and so he painted it just for our new house. We are going to hang it up downstairs near another cat poster where John makes lots of music! Here is a picture of it near its new home. Doesn’t it look nice?!
The other things that have come in the mail were from Joel and Lisa. We got the cutest egg whisk and saucepan and a lovely pottery vase.
Other wonderful things have come in the mail but we wont be able to talk about them until after tomorrow because someone is having a birthday!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sometimes now I think about things. I didn’t used to think about things very much really. Before I got a sewing machine I always was surprised at how little time I spent thinking of any one thing. I always thought that people around me seemed to be cogitating on the things in their life more than me. I said, “Well, maybe I am not a worrier.” And then I shrugged my shoulders and went on with life.
Since the sewing machine (perhaps we should say A.S. for After Sewing and B.S. for Before Sewing :-) I now think things through in a way previously unheard of. Like at night, if I am in the middle of a project or getting ready to start something I think of it while I sleep. This is annoying because it means I have to get up early and get to work right away so that I can stop thinking about it. Because I hate over analyzing things. It is also good because it sometimes clears up things I have been hung up on (like seems or zippers.)
The other time I think is while I walk (and I walk a lot on campus and will even more once the weather gets better.) This can be dangerous. Cars don’t always notice that you aren’t aware of them. Today on the way over to pick up some lunchy things I realized the thing I have been hung up on is simple. I was thinking of it backwards. Ta-da! I figured it out with only 12 hours (give or take) of cogitating! Yay me- I will show you what it is thins weekend.
P.S. The use of the word cogitate was sponsored by Sharon and the letter "M".
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
2. Ironed (a lot, maybe 12 yards of fabric.)
3. Made a FBLN (fakin' bacon, lettuce, and nayonnaise sandwich.)
4. Researched and planned our garden.
5. I am planing on reading Doctor Zhivago next. and maybe another cup of tea.
If I can do that while I am sick imagine when I feel well!
I am finding it a little difficult to decide what I should say here first. Perhaps I should say thank you. Thank you to those (mostly) ladies out there who are doing all these amazing crafty things and raising beautiful children and inspiring all the rest of us. You can find some of the people I find inspiring in the list to the right.
And thank you to anyone who is reading this!