I want to get back to the world map ghan that I started last Fall for J. The picture is elsewhere in this blog. To do so, I needed more giant bobbins for carrying colors. Each package has two bobbins, so I should be well supplied along with the ones I had already.
I'm watching buds. Bud-watching! How exciting is that?! hee-hee The mock orange blossomed today.
Can't see the delicate yellow centers, darn! My favorite flower is blooming all over town, but my peony bush is teasingly loaded with closed buds! The great awakening should happen soon, though.
I bought this little double heart bird house for Mother when she first moved to assisted living after her initial strokes. It now graces our deck bringing memories of Mother's last two years.
Several journaled bits from my reading of Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland:
p. 150: The mother simply states, "Work is love made plain." as she remains at home to care for the family's needs.
Conflict: Love for art vs. love for family.
Vermeer's use of a white wash over the blue paint for his daughter's dress color.
Daughter's deep desire to paint was denied because females were not permitted to do so.
Feeling exceedingly foolish opens the mind to the spikes of insight. ~~~Abdus Salaam, Nobel physicist