I’ve missed you all. And while I’ve been away, busy getting used to my new job, and hosting out of town friends, and working on the fall line – my garden has flourished, and my goddaughter grown, and the 4th of July has happened and the weeks flown and very very soon I’ll be flying to see a bright-eyed girl all blushed with love and laughter getting ready for her nuptial day. There’s so much to do. And I’ll admit that in some ways I’ve taken a pause – and ripped up my front walk and received my I-told-you-sos from a GraciaMae. And that’s been good too. For the first time in a long while, I feel like I’m living my life instead of it living me.
So a couple of pictures to capture the last few weeks. p.s. I love the 4th of july
Yes, yes I did – well Tony did – and I did some – and Gracia helped and regardless – it was a big ole’ Mess -with a capital M.
In order: Tony teaching Gracia and Vega how to play poker. The Walk, or the lack of one. 4th of July night above the city waiting for fireworks – we sat next to a college kid crowd. I think we look so good when we’re young, because we feel so awkward. I can say that with full understanding because I refuse to put up the pictures of me and Fennel (who was also visiting this past week) -I looked just plain fat – not fat with whipped cream and icing -just fat without scrumptiousness. Apple and Tony came home to go to a gorgeous wedding – and they looked just dapper. Apple is in Unabashed apparel head to toe. I love sewing for her – she brings out the most fun bits of antique, spicy, romantic, magical sprite in me. I think this fall line is my song dyed and sewn for her. This summer and spring were definitely composed for LMay.
Apple also got my colour names figured out. I had names for their essence for dying – but not their spiritual nature. When she walked into the studio and said, I love your marigold -I knew my fall Muse had arrived. And so the names are:
Marigold (for the Dia De Los Muertos not for summertime)
and Ink (we think)
And for those of your trying to reach me – my phone took on a poltergeist and quit.
I have to admit… this post makes me right homesick for Pumpkin Hill.
Everything looks beautiful.
JEEEEAAAN! It was you! You trickster hoodlum – I was on the phone with you -you remember -the last time when we got cut off and POOF – my phone died DED. Yep. I miss you. I want to talk to you soon – damn it. Must go get new phone today…
Hmmmm…Cordial….sounds perfect for me! What piece shall I purchase in Cordial this Fall? That is the question. I figure if I cannot have my SB on a daily basis, I need to at least be able to wrap myself up in her. (or at least her latest creation).