March 29, 2010
I’ve been looking forward to my vacation for a long time because I knew it means I’ll have time to cut up the materials to make my Henrik Jane quilt. I have to decide, though, whether I want to use all nine-patches in the accent blocks or use some nine-patches and some bigger squares that show off the bigger patterns better. After laying this out, I think I’m leaning towards all nine-patches. Sure, it doesn’t show off all the prints in the Nicey Jane line very well, but I think it looks pretty cool as is. Now I just need to cut out a zillion more tiny squares.
And then sew them all together. Heh. — Pookie
March 30, 2010
Today was my first poopy day back at poopy work after our Columbus vacation (Pookie is still on vacation for, like, a month). It sucked. My normal job is working for some very laid-back moderately important people, but I’m filling in these days working for a very demanding VIP. It’s never cool going back to work in the best of conditions, so I was a cranky, cranky crankypants having to go back to work in the worst of conditions. It was also pouring rain and freezing cold all day. So this is the picture for today, taken when I pulled over during my drive home to attempt a shot of how swollen the stream is. It’s a metaphor for the rising tides of my grouchy mood. –Schn.
March 31, 2010
I went for a mosey around the orchard to see how the apple trees were doing (they’ve got leaves coming in!) and discovered there was a spider spinning a web. — Pookie
April 1, 2010
So the sixty-four colors color of the week is peach, which everyone suspects used to be what Crayola called “flesh”. We have a few candidates in mind for this not-really-all-that-attractive shade, but before going down the routes of obvious choices, Pookie had a brilliant realization. Sometimes the yellow-orange frosting on the Bent Spoon cupcakes is peach/flesh-colored! Boomer dutifully headed into Princeton to bring some cupcakes home — purely for art’s sake, mind you — but sadly, this week the peach/flesh-tone had not been deployed.
April 2, 2010
To go with yesterday’s cupcake picture, the ruffly edge of a daffodil.
April 3, 2010
We love, love, love these little white weedy flower things that grow in with our grass. They go so well with the 100mm lens!
April 4, 2010
We always seem to be complaining about how not-at-all-pretty our star magnolia is, but today, after finishing our yardfun, we walked past the tree and realized… it’s kinda pretty when you catch it in the right light.