December 14, 2012 § 2 Comments
My pictures here stink. I bought 54 discs from Pakistan. I was told they came off of belly dancing costumes. They winged their way to me sifting bits of exotic dirt and smelling of tea and herbs. I completely love these things. I bought a multiple of 9 so I could frame them nine at a time, but ended up pinning them in a line across my whole bedroom wall. I think a giant poster shape would be a better display when we move. They are made of glass and stone beads and heavy wool. They have cracked little mirrors and strings sticking out. Each is intricate and so bright. My favorite is the middle picture, middle disc; yellow ring and orange diamonds.
November 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
This week we put away the hunting garb, freshly washed. No elk this year. But the boys are all still practicing their elk calls. Even the baby.
Christmas is coming. It all fits in one box for us. Mostly beloved books. I own 6 ornaments.
This is my favorite Christmas bit. I got this nativity in Kenya, Dec ’05. All the pieces fit in the beautiful banana leaf box.
The stack of scarves for gift wrap is growing. The presents are going to be so pretty! I’m going to sew ribbon on some of them. I’ll be thrilled to not have a bag of paper waste on Christmas!
I finished this crown and dress for a little birthday girl today. I do so hope they fit. It is my most favorite thing in the whole world to give good gifts. The postman is my constant conspirator.
April 2, 2012 § 1 Comment
March 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
Real mail is completely wonderful; a way to send someone tangible love without having to buy a plane ticket. It is very personal to send and heartwarming to receive. Go drop a postcard in the mail and make someone’s day!
A little while ago I found this packaged in my mailbox. Could it be? A paper camera?
We put it together…
And now to try it! How long does one expose film through a pinhole shutter? I’m excited.
March 3, 2012 § Leave a comment