I worked the festival in Largo Florida, much like the village here it was a permanent site that created a magical moment for visitors. I was a magicians assistant one year, and a street personality the other 12 years. For 6 lovely weeks a year, on the weekend, I was not the social worker I was Malady Malaise who saw visions and sold fortune "clams" like fortune cookies made of raw clay. I developed a whole storyline, and the patron would easily crush the shell (if they were good of heart that is) and read the fortune I had written.
Amazing how the very one a person needed to receive would be the one they chose from my basket.
|ship from carved wood with spooky fabric sail|
I enjoy the people as much as the atmosphere and the shopping. The ladies in this shop were doing handwork
I like that I met the deadline for Art with Fabric challenge this week. I stopped everything and sewed.
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It was inspired by van Gogh, who respected and loved nature.
So along with our moment out of time, Survivor started again. NO ONE TOLD ME! Dang!
I had to go back and watch the first episode on line but I'm caught up and watching every Wednesday!
Still watching Dancing with the stars and project runway.
Last week Jocelyn mentioned the Great British Sewing Bee. What a terrific show but we can't watch it here in the US. I have tried for years to find it online to no avail. Now because of her, I tried again and found some episodes on line and have been watching them all week!!!!
Here's the link I found
This is so different from Project Runway. I wish we got it on our PBS like we do the Bake show. If you like to sew, you'll like this show.
I'm reading the next book in the Laura Childs teahouse mysteries.
She has a few series going so when I finish with the teahouse books I'll move on and read the scrapbooking series as well!
I need diversions as the process of going through a lifetime of collections, papers, memories is draining. It's a constant value assessment. I ran across all my watercolor paintings yesterday. I didn't realize I was a good painter til I saw them from the distance of time. I plan to frame some for the new home and to resume painting as well as write my book.
That's it for this week, aside from the constant desire for sugar. I have enjoyed the cinnamon Trader Joe's rugelach way too much.
Milo is taking a week off. He's having to keep his Mom calm with all the disasters happening. She is upset at her personal upheaval, and upset for Puerto Rico, for the wildfires across her loved California, for the mass shootings, and for a leader who is allowed to denigrate people across the globe.
It's not who we are as Americans. Americans believe citizens have the right and responsibility to protest peacefully, to express ourselves, to a free press and the first amendment (much more important than the 2nd amendment that says we can have weapons for a militia).
The worst leaders take away knowledge first, then take away rights. I am constantly worried and frightened for the future because of one person's words and actions that are causing us to be divided not united.
sorry to put this in a thankful post but life is very uncertain and I'm doing these posts to keep perspective. It's difficult at times to keep your head up and keep going. We will do that, right?
That said, please visit these people with a list of the lovely things they like this week
linking to some parties including embroidery-monday-stitchery-
Thankful Thursdays pet parade
willy nilly Friday (random images)
pet parade Fridays