May 19th

To be fried!

I am very happy to be home. I love adventuring, but what sweet satisfaction there is to clean pajamas and your own pillow after a long day of travel. I was even happier to be greeted at the front door by vines full of red, ripe tomatoes. The garden has accepted the recent spike in heat by bursting with watermelon sprouts, sunflowers arching toward the sky and basil shimmering with new leaves. We’ll see how long the garden, along with my refreshed spirit, stay lively instead of shrinking into a heat-induced stupor.

In lieu of my annual summer trip to Africa or South America, I’m digging in around here — staying focused with local work and the community garden. To keep my creativity happily fed, I’m considering these:

This dress, perhaps in this fabric


– Gorgeous, handmade felt dolls with embroidery


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15 Responses

  1. The dress is adorable! Any yes, thank you, the week is off to a terrific start. šŸ™‚

  2. Those dolls are great. You could do a little Frida Kahlo one, easy! šŸ™‚

  3. You never cease to sit still! Pretty pic.

  4. How about a week on lovely Mingus Mountain — heck, we might even arrange for you to be the craft lady at camp!

  5. Tina in Duluth May 19, 2009

    Ah, someone already suggested a Frida doll! Nice things on the horizon, glad you are home safe and sound.

  6. I love her dolls!!!

  7. maybe we could all do versions of Frida!!!

  8. welcome home. and thanks for the pictures of the land of the free and the home of the brave. national parks are the best!

  9. Welcome back! Home is always the best place to be, imo. Even with the unbearable heat, and as nice as it is to get to a cooler clime, AZ is the best.

  10. Welcome home and thanks for the inspiration to take time to enjoy nature! I would commission you to make me that same dress in that same fabric! Let me know how the prototype goes! šŸ˜‰

  11. Sometimes the greatest adventures can be found in our own backyards. šŸ™‚

    Your trip to Yellowstone was a lot of fun to see though! Love the dress idea and I hope that you do it.

  12. Debbie May 19, 2009

    I love those dolls and plan on making them as soon as I finish up my current projects. And, like several others commented, I thought of Frida too! Your pictures from Yellowstone are lovely!

  13. You have some great projects planned, and I am looking forward to seeing your progress on the community garden! Welcome home.

  14. Welcome back! Those dolls are really beautiful, as is your garden. I’m sure it will be a nice and busy summer, nevertheless. And there’s always Italy, as you know…..

  15. Ok, please please please make that dress in that fabric because it will be gorgeous! And then enter it in the Summer Dress Sewalong flickr pool (shameless promotion :). No, but seriously, that dress rocks. It was featured in the latest issue of Threads magazine (with a contrast belt and trim). I want to make it too!