Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Strawberries!

We got dirt under our nails for the first time in 2016-- we planted strawberries today.

They came way, way too early.  (Um, Gurney--we live in Nebraska where the weather is more or less random...?)  But they were bare root and tiny, so getting them in the dirt seemed the best chance for their survival.

Happy Easter!

Alleluia!  He is risen!

For a sweet treat, here are some pics from Auntie M's Easter Cookie Decorating Party.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

One-of-a-Kind Fantasy Furniture

Talk about back to nature!

It's from the book By Hand: 25 Beautiful Objects to Make in the American Folk Art Tradition by Janice Eaton Kilby.  She has a chapter titled "Rustic Craft with Trees, Twigs, and Bark.  (The book has 'How To' projects, but these are just examples of the genre.)

This cupboard immediately made me think it belonged in a hobbit hole.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The End

I finished writing a draft of a novel today.

It's a very drafty draft, but it is done.

Now I have to fill in all the brackets.  Whenever I don't have an idea I put in brackets, like this: [insert love letter with copious literary references] and then I keep on going.

Now I have to go back and fill in all the brackets.

But I'm still feeling happy that I finished it.  It is going to be a present for my sister Rachel.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Book Bag

I enjoyed Death At Wentwater Court and I think I'll try to find some more books by Carola Dunn.

I picked up an old favorite with a happy sigh and snuggled into Georgette Heyer's The Foundling.

I think I might someday use some information from FabergĂ© Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia to use in a mystery novel.

Also for the someday list: Creative Cloth Doll Making: New Approaches for Using Fibers, Beads, Dyes, and Other Exciting Techniques.

It is a little dismaying how much is on my "someday" list....  I hate that feeling that I am waiting for life to start.....  Happily, we've got no plans at all for this weekend, so perhaps I'll get in a little play time....

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Thoughts

If that which God himself chooses for you does not content you, from whom do you expect to obtain what you desire?
-- Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. Abandonment to Divine Providence

Wednesday, March 2, 2016