i did indeed play with fabric and buttons and such last friday night, but i have nothing to show for it yet. sherri's sewing machine was broken and i haven't had time to play again. last night i was furiously working on my big picture scrapbooking class. it is coming along nicely. there is a very blurry hint in the background there. the lss opened and i finally got to check it out. it was nice seeing all the pretty papers irl again. i finally got the mme cloud paper i've been coveting for oh so long. happiness. (locals, it's in providence behind buffalo wild wings. support small business!) i picked this bouquet of dried flowers while i was there. i didn't take a very good picture of them. they are beautiful. i have been wondering what they were. this morning as i was rubbing at the thorn still embedded in my flesh, i realized they must be thistles.
so. goal #2 this month is to read some quality literature. i was a voracious reader until g was born. i would like to find my way back to that. maybe not the voracious part, but at least the quality part. there is so much to learn and think about in books. the gman and i went to the library and raided the high school english storage closet this week. i have the secret life of bees, tuesdays with morrie, all rivers run to the sea, and the black stallion. i have already read the black stallion. well, i had already read it too. it was my very first chapter book back when i was 7. i borrowed it from my 16 year old sister's library and managed to drop it in the bathtub. oops. i did not drop this copy in the bathtub. good thing as it is a library book. it was interesting to read something that consumed me when i was 7. a totally different perspective. oh! and i picked up pippi longstockings while g was looking for his books. i am enchanted by the artist who created charlie and lola and knew right away that she was the illustrator of this edition of pippi. she's lauren child if you want to check her out.
more on books later. now we must run to gladefest. the gman is super anxious to buy more books at the school bookfair. we also must run minnow races, check out the antique car show, grab a grilled burger and hotdog, and maybe super slide. back with more pics this evening maybe. hope it's a lovely weekend for everyone out there. :)