Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer Distractions

Sorry for the silence. Let's just say there hasn't been any grass growing under my feet, wild flowers maybe but not grass:
Mock sunflower

Wild Iris

Ladies Slippers.  

I call this particular location "Imelda's Closet" for Imelda Marcos.

All of the above from here:
Creating:  The thing that I have been best at creating this summer is havoc.  No pictures of that today.
There has been spinning....much of it spindle spinning which works nicely in the above location.  My Jenkin's turkish spindles have been happily producing little yarn turtles.
Not much weaving and knitting has been peripatetic at best.

Reading....Do I have a book list for you!!  That will have to wait for a later post.  Currently my reading is happily ensconced in the Middle Ages.....nonfiction, ancient writing, and fiction.  Barbara Tuchman's A Distant MirrorThe Icelandic Sagas (these are a total and happy surprise), The Nibelungenleid, and Kristin Lavransdatter.  Not to worry, that is my personal obsession right now.  I do have some more contemporary titles to share with you, later.....


  1. I'm often ensconced happily in the middle ages! Can't wait to see the book list! Imelda's perfect!

  2. Ooh, if you're reading Icelandic Sagas, then you need to add Burial Rites by Hannah Kent to your list :)


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