*disclaimer – long long post due to leaving town + too much caffeine
quietly the sun faded tipping the scale. here we are high summer but to be honest i’m always a little sad on june 22nd. on the 22nd -i feel lowercase. i think last winter’s stern showing froze my bones. i’m just now de-thawing. i haven’t even put the air conditioner in the window for my gabled oven-hot studio. let’s wait to see how i feel after charleston this week. i bet i’ll be clamoring for fall.
I had one of the loveliest sewing experiences of my life last night. Ear devices for cell phones were invented with folks like me in mind. I got to finish up a beea-u-timous wedding dress that flowed together like Vega towards butter (my dog – she loves butter more than any other item in the world – it’s her spirit food). AND I got to squeal and chat and have just the best time ever with my dear good friend – the Jean.
We’re off to charleston tomorrow – without the beastie – she’ll be staying here. Sad though – it was in charleston she got to experience her natural habitat – sand. As a friend said recently: She was a pig in Shit. That means she couldn’t have been happier – unless there was butter. However – she has an extremely beautiful custom food bowl. Yes indeedy – we collect friends who have a knack for excellent pottery skills.
bowl in action:
dog in action – she’s a rock star sleeper. The only thing she’s better at is barking:
While Vega sleeps and barks I’m finishing up some last minute sewing projects and packing my bags. The most exciting thing I’m packing: this bathing suit I bought and adapted in february.
I hope you all have a fabulous week. This friday – I’m sure to be grateful for trashy mystery novels and Selvedge magazine. I’ll also be grateful for Brothers, and their wonderful best friends who get married in places like Charleston. Watermelon and sunscreen.
Oh Sarahbeth. This post – okay, there has to be a list:
a- thank all the powers that be that you’re going on vacation. Nobody I know deserves a vacation more than you.
b- remember, even though the sun’s on the downward swing, you’ve still got lots and lots of summer headed your way. NC just takes a little while to get into its summer stride.
c- thinking about Vega and butter and her sleeping made me miss her even more. I want to bake cookies in your kitchen and shoo her away from the wrapper-filled trash while she looks more pitiful than a puppy has ever looked.
d- our phone conversation turned my day around yesterday and reminded me of how incredibly grateful I am for our friendship. you are the brightest, sparkliest, most solidly wonderful friend ever. xoxoxo
okay, enough schmoopy, you’ve got some vacating to do! love you.