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Thursday, September 30, 2010

a glad day

              with our upcoming reunion in mind,,,,i opened up my lovely birthday present [thank you mama]
               HANDMADE HOME by Amanda Soule is the best book. Her blog is here . 
               Using a thrifted wool blanket for the blocks, scrap fabrics for the lettering, and bias for the
                joining, this banner was created in no time. Seriously, this is the funnest craft i've done in
                a very long time. Every project in this book is made with reusables and is just as fun to do.
                   (beautiful mantle piece artwork done by the talented Katherine of Sleep & her Sisters.)
                                     i think it adds such a homey feel to our living space.
                                     in short, i just love it. i will be first in line for her next
                                     crafting book ! [when!??!?]
                              so ive been given some good and bad. the good is : it is nice and hot and sunny
                              and warm and friendly where we are going. the move date is possibly flexible.
                              we can buy a queensize bed [a little one is sandwiched between us currently].
                              i don't mind honestly, ive had him next to my side since the day he was born.
                              he is my dear cuddly little one..and his birth seems just like yesterday in my mind.
                                (who sees the kink?)
                                                  (banner relocated by smoky the bear)
                                   the bad is ... my beloved JAN does not appear to be coming with.
                                   packed away in storage for two months. saved for the movers.
                                   can this be happening? the separation seems bleak...would a
                                   non sighted be told no dogs allowed? a no pacemaker sign
                                   for the faint of heart? and yet this...a passionate maker deprived of
                                   the peace. i suppose i could just crochet [i did get a snazzy new crochet
                                   book from the kimberely bookshop from my hunny].
                                   i just dont know..what to do? its certainly too heavy for a carryalong.
                                   i just had a thought. perhaps perhaps  i could get a smaller . lighter .
                                   portable . one of those ministhatstillwork ones . like heather ross' ?
                                         {{**welcome home john! so glad you're back !**}}

Monday, September 20, 2010

being southern [and PROUD]

" It's really pretty simple. Years ago, somewhere down here, some corn farmer lost all his teeth and with them the ability to eat corn. So he just dried the corn, ground it into bits, boiled it into a soft, gummable mash, sprinkled it with salt and pepper, stirred in two tablespoons of butter, and called that 'grits'. Now, truth is, there's nothing wrong with grits.  They won't hurt you.  And if you don't like them, that's fine with most
Southerners. Just means more for us. "  
                                                      - Wrapped in Rain ~ by Charles Martin.

            brought to you by this southern gal, who currently lives in a land far far away from her precious    
            grits and who's picture is being (BADLY) taken by a little southern boy who declares
            that while all this is taking place, his icecream is melting.