. . . you sure look fine!
(And I have a week's forecast with no snow in it.)
(For that, I am grateful!)
Time to . . .
As usual, on Mondays I share a bit of this and a little of that. Things I discovered over the weekend.
"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift."
--- Mary Oliver
(This is the creek I pass each day on my walks. In the background, you can see the chartreuse green of the willow trees leafing up. I love that color!)
For years, my sister has been a big fan of The Makerie - a Boulder, Colorado based maker's retreat host and general advocate of . . . hand craft, slow-making, and pauses for creativity. (They have an awesome manifesto.) (I am a total sucker for a good manfesto.) It is one of our sisterly-dreams . . . that we will go to a Makerie workshop together someday. The sad truth, though, is that in the time it takes her to send me a text about an upcoming workshop, the thing sells out (in mere seconds), and we've never been able to sign up for one. (And now??? Who knows when we'll be able to even see each other, let alone attend a real-life workshop together. . . )
So. Imagine my delight when my sister sent me a link to sign up for a Zoom-style Makerie workshop! It's called A Playful Pause and it's this Wednesday - April 22 - from 3-4 pm Eastern Time. We have no idea what to expect -- but it looks interesting and it's free and it was easy to sign up!
Want to join us?
Here's an interesting thing to watch . . . a Live Deep Sky Tour from the McDonald Observatory (The University of Texas at Austin - my alma mater! Hook 'em Horns!) So nerdy -- but so very cool! This hour-long YouTube video is surprisingly interesting -- and perfect for right now . . . y'know . . . when it's nice to remember the world is bigger than our houses.
Give it a watch!
Tired of sewing face masks? Ready to move on to sewing another useful thing? Tessuti Fabrics is offering their super-cute cross-back apron pattern for free (download version only) right now. Besides being a sucker for a good manifesto, I also get a little weak-in-the-knees about cross-back aprons! And this design is a good one.
Check it out -- and make one for yourself!
As we dig deep into our pantries for ingredients these days, it's good to know what those "expiration dates" really mean. Did you know . . . they really don't mean much at all??? (I kinda knew this already.) (But the date-thing still freaks me out sometimes.)
Here's the low-down on food expiration dates, with suggestions on which dates you should pay attention to. . . and which dates you can ignore. Good-to-know information for These Days. . .
I know many of you already subscribe to Clara Parkes' The Daily Respite (and if you haven't, you might want to; there is a free subscription or an optional for-pay version) so you've likely already seen what I'm about to share. But this is so cool I just have to post it, too! Even if you've watched it already (or maybe . . . 10 times or more) (like me), you may find some joy from watching it again!
Here's to a safe and healthy week for all of us!