Main Street Art Works. Some wonderful people and artists. Member Sarah Birschbach's show opened last night. A good time was had by all. There was a hint of another item on my weekend calendar in the framed piece by Mary O'Leary.
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For Mim's Meme: My first nickname, "Mouse," was given by my dad; he called me Mouse well into adulthood and then one day I noticed that he wasn't anymore. I chalked it up to being a disappointment in one area or another, or it was a result of some particular thing I'd done, and so I was not worthy of an endearing nickname anymore. It bothered me, maybe, a little bit... but, you know, I just can't delve too deeply into that quagmire or I may never come back -- besides, at the time, there were diapers needing to be changed constantly (not mine) or juice boxes that needed to be opened or someone wanted a story read. Not going there. Then one day, several years later, perhaps after I'd done something to redeem myself or maybe old habits just never really do die, I heard it again. "Mouse."
My brother couldn't say Vicki, so he called me Ficki; my youngest sister couldn't say it either, and she called me Gicki. Now they all sometimes call me Gick. "Hey, Gick, how's it going?"
After Mouse, Ficki, Gicki and Gick, the other most commonly used nickname would have to be Vicki-toria.
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For pure, full-color inspiration, have you seen The Walker Treasury Project blog? I found the Schoolhouse Press edition of Barbara G. Walker's Learn-to-Knit Afghan Book (enjoy the scroll-down) on a recent thrift store excursion and, of course, it came home with me. It's FABULOUS!
If you happen to one day come to this blog and see something that looks suspiciously like a granny square, something that makes you wonder if you're really at knit-orious or did you mistakenly go to crochet-itorious, the
award blame goes to (the very inspirational and gonna get me in trouble one day but I'm not going alone - someone's coming with me - mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha) Purl Bee blog and posts (with all the links!) such as this.
Though the next thing you're likely to see/read about here will be quilting of the Gee's Bend variety. I'm off.