Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wee wee wee wee, all the way home!

I talked to my roomate Lynsey a while ago! She just got back to the house! The week between here + there is the very hardest, but tomorrow .... we're on the road.

just one quick thing. look at Talia and bubbie!

it will melt your heart, one way or another.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Oh, how I love...

1. Eric Carle - check out his blog, it's new in the link section! Look!

2. How children can love a book or a game or a character so much that their entire little world revolves around it -- in it's realm and within it's vocabulary. This is a painting of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by a little boy in Portugal!

3. I was listening to NPR today in the car. I heard a story that made me cry. It was all about the interrogation of prisoners in the middle east. Today some reports were disclosed that make it pretty clear that there have been some horrible abuses of power conducted by the CIA. I can't remember the details, but the man who Barack Obama has placed in charge to further interrogations is planning to steer clear of the horror and go with another method-- taking the prisoners for long walks, getting to know them, making them comfortable enough to give information. I know that alot of people will think this is silly and that it will never work, but I think that it might. This might be the age in which we recall our humanity, as a whole.

4. Tracy Chapman wrote:

don't be tempted by a shiny apple
don't you eat of a bitter fruit
Hunger only for a taste of justice
Hunger only for a world of truth
cause all that you have is your soul

Sunday, August 23, 2009

some quilts

These are two quilts that I made in Pamy's class - THE ART QUILT. We finally got out the Camera yesterday!

The Heart song quilt, fabrics collected from assorted people and places

This is the back side of a pieced quilt top from the class... all the fabric is from Smera's family fabric/ sari business in India. BEAUTIFUL STUFF, i could use it forever.

*** go listen to "Tiger Mountain Peasent Song" by the Fleet Foxes.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

beaucoup de gâteaux

Today I had a good day of resting. I think that I went out twice all day, both to walk RIVA! Otherwise, napping-- trying to kick a NASTY summer cold, and making some new cards! I feel like these look like the birds eye view of some very fancy and ornately frosted cakes! They are made of fabric bits and enchanting machine embroidery from the stitch bank of WONDER on the Pamy Machine.

Gateau One. Front + back, too

Gateau two, front. back

Gateau three. front, back

It's been a good day, sometimes you have to get sick and feel really really yucky in order to realize how good you normally feel!! Back to my sweet little girls tomorrow.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Someday soon, I'm going with him, someday soon

This is a picture that I found on some materials site or another. Time to get back to the collecting.

I had a wonderful week at Journey Camp --- all 57 of the girls did the fork in the garbage disposal, in the old quaker meeting house, no less!

Feeling pretty ready to head to SAV. The last two weeks in a place, either place, are always the hardest. Hoping to keep calm and carry on.

Back to the girls, Talia and Charlotte, tomorrow-- one more week and a little bit.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


love + cook with reckless abandon