First of all, any scoop on Simple Contemporary Quilts? I've seen it mentioned here & there, but nothing juicy. Because, you know, I need more contemporary quilting books. Mm-hm.
Next: I thought that I would be so productive when school started, but, well, fantasies keep hope alive, don't they? I am going to blame part of it on that stack of pouches I was working on,
& some more of it on soccer practice,
but really it's mostly the pouches.
One side has a loop of loopy screenprinted twill tape, the other has a glitter zipper pull. These are the perfect little amount of patchwork for me lately, though I have to say that seeing this version of the beloved Japanese Log Cabin Quilt [Machine Made Patchworks ISBN457911020X, oh yeah] over at Mason-Dixon Knitting -- combined with the very satisfying feeling of using, rather than warehousing, stash that pouchmania has brought me -- has me daydreaming again about building one of those quilts in a lazy, long-term way.
Anyway, the pouches are coming to shows with me this fall/winter, which is my cunning way of bringing my blog life along to my regular glamscience life. Even though I've got a mellower show schedule this year than the last couple (after last year's entirely traumatic LA trip, we agreed to stay put this season), it's still coming faster than I'd like (especially because Halloween costume requests were submitted this morning. It shocks me that it's not too early!). Also, I am myself involved in organizing a show happening in November, so I have a whole new stressed-out perspective on the entire experience.
I've been strapping on the respirator & getting back to the resin, with -- so far -- only one completely failed batch to show how long I've been away. I have some ambitious belt buckle plans that I'd like to try out, resin willing.
Except, oh look, it's soccer again.
Two games in, & my kid is over the moon about it & my husband, soccer-player of yore, is not far behind. I'm having a great time hauling my big camera (Nikon D70) + big lens (Nikkor 70-300mm G) out to the games & trying to learn how to take some decent shots. My setup is more "outdated" than "top of the line" (yes, I have been reading about digital photography on the internet lately), but I'm perfectly willing to chalk up a little graininess (this has to do with ISO, as long-suffering husband patiently explained to me last night) to gritty U7 soccer realism & happily blunder on. Kind of like the kids.
Our season is 8 weeks long, which means that I will just be starting to have a real handle on taking soccer pictures (grainy, gritty soccer pictures) before everything abruptly stops. Maybe I'll start taking blog photos from very, very, far away.