... my heart!
I got in the mail one of my favourite things to get in the mail....... books!
Pretty-- I can't concentrate on what I should be doing-- books!!!
I have popped into Cal Patch's blog many times. Hodge Podge Farm is where I first heard details about her new book-- Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified-- and where I get to be a big-eyed fly on the wall of her fantastically, creative life. Ahhhh... to be young and creative and living in Upstate New York....
Alabama Studio Style is a tome of inspiration that makes me weak and... oh... so... dizzy. It is all I can do not to jump in the truck, drive to Florence, Alabama, and offer to be Natalie Chanin's personal assistant-- FOR FREE! I'll make her half-caff coffee lightly wiffed with freshly grated cinnamon. I'll pick up her dropped beads. I'll "love" her thread from dawn until dusk. I'll sleep in the truck and bathe using her garden hose--- I am certain it is the most stunning garden hose. I'll... I'll... I'll.... I'll take a deep breath and contain myself.
Please excuse me. I need to spend some quiet time alone with my two new pals...
Tomorrow, I'll be forcing some forsythia... Cal Patch style!
ps.... Come join me and Gifted on Facebook! Simply log onto your FB account and search for a group called Gifted: Lovely Things to Knit and Crochet. That's where we will be!!