Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday snippets

in which our plucky heroine is slightly tired of sewing...

I've been sewing like a madwoman, completing projects for other folks both commissioned and for friends. One of the most fun projects recently was the aforementioned "baprons" for little Kestrel, who is discovering the joys of solid food. I'm well aware that seven are nowhere near enough to get through a week, but I had a lot of fun delving into the stash of small fragments from former projects and gifted bits. Each one of these has a story attached, whether or not the stories get passed along, for certain the little garments will be of use, which is all I ever desire.
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My dear pal Drusa, the skilled and talented woodworker*, will be teaching a workshop later this summer on making a Norse style 6 board chest, starting from riven wood boards all the way to completion.

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June SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 pickled garlic scapes Isabel apron dress trimsmall crock pot
2 seven baprons Drusa hat trimcracked iron pot
3  undergown Genievievepruned sage -
4 undergown for Isabel
pruned forsythia -
5 Norse apron dress Aesacontinued pruning apple -
6 Aelflaed pinafore "brooches" for Aesa -
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* Drusa is the very same who made my lovely bentwood Norse sewing box -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

scraps and tidbits

In which our plucky heroine remembers the past, and reminds self that getting older is a privilege not granted to all...

"They followed him quickly up a flight of stairs which couldn't be seen, and through a door which didn't exist. In a moment, they had left Reality, which is sometimes a hard thing to tell, and stood in a completely different part of the forest..."

recently have been listening to an audiobook version of "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster, which was a favorite of mine back in the days of my young adulthood. I think I first read it in middle school. Am fairly impressed with the meta-content implied in the story, and how it relates even now to my values and ethics. I guess we all are children of the times we came to awareness within, and there was a lot of a modicum of hopefulness back then, which seems lost now, for eversomany reasons alas...
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tis the season of pruning, and the beginning of the season of watering. As the sage is all done flowering, ditto the lovage, they have been pruned and cut back. Also every morning I've been going out and thinning the apple clusters, and trimming back the new growth, to keep the fruiting branches within reach. If all goes well there will be at least some apples this autumn
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Finished sewing the linen undergowns for Genivieve, and for Isabel. Sewed a linen Norse apron dress for Aesa. Now at this point pretty much my entire Casta Fabri/Blue Cedar House group has enough clothing to get through ATWW in July. Still need to sew a wool coat for Drusa, and then if there is time, I myself could use some new SCA clothing as well
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40% off sale of both Speedball printmaking supplies and all Jacquard fabric dyes and paints - Artist and Craftsman Supply all June and July... I love my local art store, and am considering what of my textile surface design supplies to replenish
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June SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 pickled garlic scapes Isabel apron dress trimsmall crock pot
2 seven baprons Drusa hat trimcracked iron pot
3  undergown Genievievepruned sage -
4 undergown for Isabel
pruned forsythia -
5 Norse apron dress Aesacontinued pruning apple -
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Monday, June 11, 2018

music Monday


in which our plucky heroine needed some cheering up...

These younglings never fail to lift my spirits