This is getting up late because a) I lost my blog post somewhere in the mysterious recesses of my laptop and b) it’s about 4,000 degrees outside and my brain is melting. (If you’re down east and wondering where the sunshine is, we’ve got a double dose over here on the coast) Then I tried to get fancy with the photos and that led to hours of futzing around with software I don’t really understand.
So apparently one of my hobbies is making excuses
I love my garden. It’s mostly herbs, but I took a pic of one of my latest additions. It’s a Bela Lugosi lily. I bought the bulb because the name amused me and it was one of those sad, end-of-season sale bin plants, but it turned out to be quite a beautiful addition and worth the wait of a couple of years while it grew big enough to flower. This is its debut performance:
I like reading old herbals and old cookbooks. This leads to a lot of experimentation, which is not always welcomed by one’s housemates. Once upon a time I had a Long Suffering Roommate. Conversations tended to go like this:
LSR: What’s this in the back of the fridge?
Me: Mandrake seeds. They need the cold to sprout
LSR: Okay. So why is there a tray of dirt in the oven?
Me: Those seeds need dark to sprout.
LSR: Uh huh. So what’s this in the freezer?
Me: Chicken feathers.
LSR: Okay. Ordering in dinner.
We’re still very close friends, believe it or not. The feathers, BTW, were for a mask-making project.
I’ve never been the wonderful needlewoman either of my grandmothers were (and have never, ever mastered knitting) but I do like sewing. I’m a great one for getting something about half done and forgetting about it. This unicorn sat on the embroidery frame for about four years before I finally finished it:
Some people would accuse me of buying cloth and other textile items because I’m just a sucker for pretty colours. I’m of the theory cloth has to age properly before it’s ready to sew. I have a closet full of projects just awaiting the right degree of ripeness before I crack open the patterns. Someday–wouldn’t want to rush the procrastination process, right?
Are there any people with “someday” projects out there?