My friend Megan called me the other morning while standing over a pile of old fabric at the Bins. She had a feeling they were *treasures* and would I want them, and of course she understands almost more than anyone I know how *treasures* can be such a subjective designation... she is a good friend. She bought the six or seven pounds of scraps and dropped them off home for me. I got rid of about a third of them-- all the solids and all the uglies. Most of them are tiny pieces and triangles all from the 50s through the late 70s (near as I can tell) along with a few pieced blocks (craftsmanship was not this person's strong suit), and of course all the best bits are the tiniest.
I finished up my first Blurb picture book yesterday. I ended up scanning in a bunch of film for it so we'll see how that goes. It took me longer than I had expected and the auto formating on the font had me wearing a hole into the table with my mouse. I checked the forums for help on this issue, and came up empty. Curses. The deadline for Christmas ordering is near the beginning of December, so I'll try to give a full report before then. Anybody have any general tips?
I've been making Norwegian Apple Cake a lot, as well as Amy's Lazy Lemon Ginger Cake from Mailorder 3. I made both things for a get-together the other night and someone said, " oh, they look so good like you bought them-- but from one of those fancy rustic bakeries". Hah! Fancy Rustic. They are quick to make and are easy to do a day ahead of time. Speaking of the Chicken, she sent me home with some Pumpkin Leek soup the other day with the words, "You are going to set up a pumpkin altar after you are through". She was not exaggerating.
What else? Susan posted pictures of her forthcoming book today. I am really excited about this one. It's so outside of what I *do*, that I can't wait to give it a go. Plus she's rad. Go ahead and slap it into your pre-order cart and look forward to some Spring jewelry making.
Okay. Back to work!! I don't want to panic anybody, but it's almost November.