14 July 2011


Can't put a date to the cartoon, but it has been clipped to this page for a long time.

Food on a stick.

Expanded - more food, more fun!

So it's true. I have both of these.
Yes there is some crossover. Perhaps a fair bit.

But hey, it was on sale.

And as I was no longer living in Minnesota, it was an extra fix of food writing fun.

Kathy's Uncle Al Has a Goofy Fan

Before there were food blogs, there was the lovely ritual of catching the Minneapolis Star Tribune food column by Mr. Al Sicherman.
I only lived in St. Paul for a year. I have a vague memory of reading it aloud: oh, those green days of being newly minted theatre grads trying to find jobs.

We'd read aloud, yes indeedy, at each other.

12 July 2011

Socks, Blended

I MUST get batteries for the camera. Phone photos are lousy for color.

Yarn is Dyeabolical Alter Ego.
Colorway is Frogs IAB - that is, In A Blender.
Pattern is Wendy Johnson's Sunrise Socks.
Needle size 1.5, US.
Sock size, the smallest width, curiously.

Will be interested to see how the color holds and how the size holds.
As they are for me, there's no stress hidden behind that statement.

I forget when I started them, but they are done.

Time to get knitting sorted out for camp.

05 July 2011

Starfall - Look for this book in the fall!

Lovely book coming out this fall. Starfall.

My dear friend Diana wrote the story and is the lovely clown in the hoopskirt.

I'd embed things, but the photos are ABSOLUTELY copyrighted, and I don't know if the trailer has limited access. Posting the link to the publisher and the trailer, this I can do.

It's charming. CHARMING. Plan ahead. Tell your indie bookseller.

Great towering cat blankets!

My mother and I compared notes about what we did on the 4th. "My usual," she said. She cleaned and did laundry, preparing for her sister's visit today.

I did much the same, though my company is further down the road. I continued my summer project of cleaning out the Andy Warhol boxes from various stories and stages. Filled up bags of paper recycling, found - at last! - the missing box of denim scraps. Washed up a bunch of fabric and sorted vintage sewing supplies, putting some in the freezer for quarantine, some into bags to donate to the shop, and the rest of it into the right places on the sewing shelves.

I gave myself a break by tackling the towel and sheet shelves of the closet. This extended to purging and tidying the storage of other household textiles in other closets, tubs, and bags. Packed up a bag for the Animal Care League. Towels are topped by a stack of 8 quick little cat quilts - pillow cases with stitched-in folded quarters of old mattress pads. None of the materials would have been suited for thrift, and it took no time at all to whomp them together.

Time to go drop them off at the shelter.

I know. None of this is particularly sexy blog posting. Still, the amusement of it all is keeping me on track.

Wonder what I want to get done tonight....?

04 July 2011