(Ok, I'm not really a witch, but I probably would have been burned at the stake in 17th century Salem.
I am a big fan of midwifery, pirates, and eating a peck of dirt before you die.)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oh, how I miss you...

oh, my dear space of mine.  how i wish i could tend to you.

There's the back of AmandaJean's Quilt-A-Long that I have conflicting thoughts about...

(and after almost $100 of entirely enjoyable shopping at Keepsake Quilting ((Me = Luckiest Girl in the World)), I think I'm gonna go rogue and improvise the back with leftover strips/scraps from the front.)

...and some much needed Indian Summer cookin'...
Raspberry/Peach Jam.
Skillet Apple Pie. 
Peach Grunt.
Dill Pickles.
Creme Brulee (well, when where there are chickens, there will be eggs. And where there are eggs, there will be custard. And where there will be custard, there will be Creme Brulee.)
And tending/marvelling at the garden (first Morning Glory!).

I have been a bit distracted. 

Also, I've been in rehearsal 8 hours/day.  It's my Work, I get Paid.  But I am so Very Lucky.  Because, this time, I get to immerse myself in the life of Emilie du Chatelet, the "mother" of Enlightenment, and Votaire's longtime companion and lover.  She was an obscure (read: "female") scientist, who was the first to translate Isaac Newton's work into something other than Latin, and who basically was the first to discover that Light has no Mass.  And then she died in childbirth at the age of 42. 

I am reeling a bit trying to bring her story to, well, the Light.

So, when I'm not cramming lines, I embrace the Season. No One is happier about the ending of summer than I.
I find myself still inviting inspiration.  There will, eventually, be a back to that quilt.  I will get to my X'Mas projects.  And I will make myself one bitty top or something to model on that dress form (from the yard sale for $10 - (yeah gurl, got a dress-form, from a yard-sale, for ten dollah!)  AND, I WILL make a bunch of Xmas gifties for family and such.  I know It Will Be.

We are always working, no matter what, aren't we.  What are you working on, that might not show, I mean?


  1. I finally finished my goal for the red tent project!

    And can I say how much I love creme brulee and morning glories?

    Another wonderful blog post ale.