Wednesday, August 23, 2017
I decided I need hand work to do inside when it's too hot to go out and garden. The hot humid-ness of August is not good for me or Riley. And watching MSNBC is not good for my mental health. And reading, while lovely, is only great when one has a very good book.
I finished The Other Einstein about Albert's first wife who may or may not have written the relativity paper that won Albert the Noble Prize. Which might be why he gave her all the money from a Prize in their divorce agreement (to keep her quiet). She certainly did all the mathematical equations. Albert wasn't great at math. The book was remarkably similar to the series on cable "Genius" that I watched in the early summer. Try and find it in the cable line up. National Geographic station. Next up is Robotham's The Secrets She Keeps.
Took a break to chat on the phone with my friend. Her dad is 99 and turns 100 on the same day as my birthday. She reports that he is flirting with older women when she takes him on errands in Boston. Not older than he is, for sure. But older white haired ladies. Especially the ones who are still stylish. Made me laugh and I'm still smiling.
Anyway, back to the fabric and blocks. I HAD to go FIND the IRON. To press the fabrics before cutting them into 2.5 inch squares. And I still need more blues. Too much pink. I haven't used the IRON in such a long time. It might be years. OMG!
I've forgotten why I am cutting 2.5 inch squares.
I have another sewn together bunch of pink depression style fabrics (I am sensing a theme here). I had to go up into the attic to search boxes and shelving to see if I had the "desired" pink striped fabric for a framing border. Geez. I couldn't find anything and am NOT going shopping but at the last minute I pulled a pile off the topmost shelf and there it was. Deep pink and yellow. Modern stripes. But "use what you own" is the motto. And, it looks great.
While I was up there I noticed a great deal of cobalt blue and all manner of greens. So I have to start thinking about that. I have nothing to make moons or suns. No circles. Spending time reading spirit Cloth and Jude has so many circles to make into things. I guess I could try and bleach circles into some of the cloth I own. Some of the cobalt. Or paint circles on fabric.
But then I would have to go look for the PAINT. I can see the next few months (maybe years) of playing hide and seek with my possessions. The ones that got packed and moved to empty rooms.
Up and down the stairs. Repeat.