Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Don't Panic, It's Organic

If I see quilting cotton or cotton jersey that is organic, I like to use it.  It makes me feel like having it next to my skin will be a softer and more healthy experience.

When I see organic veggies in the market or when I used to eat them from a local CSA box, I feel like I'm avoiding chemicals but also getting food that just tastes better.  

Tomatoes are probably my favorite food, but only if home grown.  I'm not the only person on the planet who thinks tomatoes from the store taste more like card board than actual tomatoes.

Above are some of the tomatoes that came out of my garden this year.  When you slide them open, they have both yellow and red flesh inside.  Low on the acid and delicious.

I make salsa or cover them w/ a little oil and vinegar to put on toast.

The kids are not sure about them, even though they helped grow them.  I find that a little funny.  I often think that if I get them invested in the process that will magically make them want to eat the results.  Turns out that is not always the case.

Either way, more tomatoes for me. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Birthday Quilt - girl version

I'm making a couple more signature blocks for some 6 year olds and a 9 year old who will celebrate their birthdays in September.

By the time you are nine, you don't really want a birthday party anymore.  I find that rather sobering.  This whole growing up thing is happening at lightening speed.

The girl version is out of Liberty of London fabric and it needs to go in the mail so I always try to do that one first.  They don't take long really.  With a bit of traffic and a sweet DH behind the wheel I can finish the stitching of one on the ride to San Francisco.

One down, two to go.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Viewmaster - the good old fashioned toy

I realized how behind I am on mounting recent viewmaster film we have shot into paper mounts for the kids to use in their viewmasters

Let this blog post serve as a piece of string around my finger reminding me to take care of that in my ample spare time.

Above is a photo of my DH and my dad each playing with their 3D film cameras.  Does 3D + 3D = 6D somehow?  Perhaps not.

I really love this silly photo for some reason.

In other news I broke out the sewing machine this weekend and that was productive and fun.  I sewed up a simple table runner.  More on that soon.

I also am on to the 2nd sock of a pair I'm making for my mom who really appreciates what I make.  I get a kick out of making things for people who really love them.  Coincidence that she gets more stuff that other people?  Not hardly.