Sunday, May 15, 2016

One week later

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Am still enjoying the process of putting up these New Yorker covers. It turns out to be lengthy process but a pleasant one.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Home improvement projects

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, May 8, 2016

After a bowl of Mother's Day pho, I requested a stop at Lowe's to buy some wallpaper paste and a wallpaper "smoother." After nearly seven years of stockpiling my favorite New Yorker covers--and dragging them around the world--I am finally ready to put them up permanently. No flowers or chocolates for me: I choose wallpaper paste...

Monday, April 4, 2016

Good, clean fun

White Center, Washington
Monday, April 4, 2016

Yesterday we attended a birthday party at the Southgate Roller Rink, and it was A's first time on roller skates. What a blast!

The last time I was on skates was 20 years ago with a group of my students from Nova. And the time before THAT was surely another 20 years earlier.

After yesterday's fun experience, though, we'll be back soon!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Rabbit #2

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, April 2, 2016

We decided to try making a second rabbit after the success of "Arnab." This time A wanted me to try "fur"--so we settled on some faux suede. This fabric was much stiffer than the stuff we worked with last time, and it has absolutely no "give." But I think it came out pretty well anyhow. This really is a great pattern.

Next step: stuff and sew him up!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rabbit treats

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, March 24, 2016

While it's true that I have managed to rid MY lawn of almost all dandelions, wherever I go this time of year, I find myself picking these flowers for our rabbits. Dandelions are, paws down, their favorite treats.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring evenings

Seattle, Washington
Friday, March 18, 2016

The winter seemed SO long and dark, but now long spring evenings are here! The light is so lovely, with the apple, apple green and all the flowers.

The waiting was worth it.





Monday, March 14, 2016

Pi Day 2016!

Seattle, Washington
Monday, March 14, 2016

This year I decided to "marry" the two great traditions of Pi Day and St. Patrick's Day--and here they are!