(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?

Friday, September 3, 2010

summer bits

It's been a good summer.  And if you know me, you know I rarely say that.  I'm not big on summertime.  Especially since I've been living in the mid-atlantic.  I guess I got spoiled growing up on Cape Cod.  Summer is way better on Cape Cod, I'm sure I don't need to elaborate...

But this summer is bringing me first eggs, and more eggs, my first successful tomatoes, and leeks!
Yes, Leeks! from my garden! Along with cukes, and beans and squash and herbs and more tomatoes, and more eggs, and on it goes...

I've finished quilts, and finished more quilts.

(Claire's quilt, I call it a "modern crazy quilt", because it sure is crazy.)

But it definitely is Claire's.

I took a road trip with my family, from Philly to Boulder, where we visited my mom-in-law.  It was a great trip.  I don't have too many pix, but my husband and daughter have been blogging about it

I did finally get to photograph the quilt I made for Barbara last year.
  I loved seeing it in her garden.

And I did a bit of work on the Process Pledge
When I get further, you'll see more! Oh, ok, here's a peek:
It's coming along just as I imagined.  Funny how processing is good for that.

I'm about to go into rehearsals for an intense show, so my crafting may be sporadic, but hopefully, I'll be better at blogging.  Stay tuned...