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Okay, now that I have typed the phrase busy bee, all I can think of is that scene in Gladiator where Commodus has reached a-place-that-is-beyond-creepy and he calls Lucillia a busy bee. I always want to scream at Lucillia to just grab her kid and leave the palace.
But I wanted to pop in for a minute to once again apologize for not posting and to assure you that I am still alive and well! I’ve been in over my head in events, planning and projects. The picture above shows the sewing project I’ve been working on – 20+ Shakespearean shirts for a middle school production of Taming of the Shrew. Ooo, ooo, that Shakespearean rag. . .
And to add to the randomness of this post, here is a poem for you:
MORNING AT THE WINDOW
by: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
THEY are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.
The brown waves of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.
Here comes the sun, do da doo doo! And of course I am in bed with something that makes my head fuzzy and my throat scratchy, and the world kinda wobbles as I get more tea and climb back under the covers. I am so glad my room looks to the East with Southern exposure – it’s so cheerful. Maybe I venture outside for a few minutes later today and sit on the back porch; my body is literally craving vitamin D.
Isn’t the cowl above just awesome? (This pinterest link above will take you to the pattern.) I think it would be perfect for Saturday morning errands and evenings in. I am going to try making it once I finish the never-ending baby blanket that I’ve been knitting for the past 100 years. Honestly, I think there is a little gnome that unravels a few rows every night.
But here is some exciting news!
Jill from Dulce Domum is going to be at a craft fair at T.C. Williams HS in Alexandria tomorrow. Jill is an amazingly talented quilter, seamstress and artist. Do you remember these invites I had custom made a while back for a bridal shower? Those were made by Jill! Be sure to check our her Etsy shop too. . .
And then Maggie Perry of Ten Thousand Places has revealed her new jams for this season! I have been known to eat her jams straight from the jar, they’re that good. Actually, now that I think about it, I almost always eat her jam straight from the jar. . . even if I am putting it on something, one or two spoonfuls unadulterated jam make it to my mouth without fail. Her Esty shop is here.