Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Rare Pat on the Back

I've been bad about taking pictures lately. But I wanted to give myself a pat on the back about a few things. Usually I'm always noticing my flaws. But this week I:

1. finished everything in my CSA share. I even ate beets with feta one day for lunch (I usually have trouble getting through the beets). Made pesto. Put radishes on every sandwich and in corn salad with cilantro. Salad with figs. Broccollini and fennel with pasta and bacon. Sauted bok choy and green onion. There may have been even more that I'm forgetting... Oh yeah, lots of sweet purple, yellow and orange carrots in lunches.

2. My daughter has been asking for a sweet treat for about 2 weeks. I found a really easy and easy-to-clean-up recipe for chocolate cake in Fannie Farmer and let her make it!

3. Got my husband and son sailing together on Lake Cochituate last Sunday. My son has been sailing in camp and loving it! Getting my husband to abandon his weekend chores is difficult, but luckily the weed wacker cooperated and wouldn't turn on. I also took on some of his chores to make it easier. I got a new propane tank and washed the porch railings to get them ready for painting.

4. Tried a new class at the YMCA, Core Dynamics, lots of balance and stretching. Got my bike tire fixed and went on a bike ride.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Paper Quilts

Inspired by Wise Craft, and Beauty that Moves Summer Studio Tour, a little artistic interlude:

I am not a patient or talented enough seamstress to quilt, but the justaposition of color and and its influence on emotion can carry me away. There was a moment of flow and creativity as I chose the colors and cut the 1 1/2" squares to highlight certain features of the papers from my haphazard collection.

The first result:

And the second: