It's nice to be back in the blogging spirit. I'm not sure what happened over the past month - I suddenly couldn't bring myself to find the camera, think of what to write, or even log in here at my site.
With so many horrendous and heartbreaking things happening every day on earth, I found this blog (and if I'm honest, most blogs that deal with the minutiae of a comfortable life) nothing more than an examplar of how unjust the world is.
In addition, I struggle to see what I might have to add to any conversation about any thing in particular.
But that's not the point of this online project; if I can call my blog that. It's only a place to collect small and peaceful moments. Just a scrapbook that anyone can look at.
My above comments are not meant as a criticism of anyone, but merely an attempt to describe my absence from this space.
Thank you, though, for your interest and kind emails and messages. I'm really happy you like checking in here from time to time.
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It doesn't feel much warmer outside, but seedlings are pushing up through the soil in the vege patch and a few bulbs are flowering. I hope you are enjoying the change of season (or not), where ever you are on earth.
I've got some more finished and in-progress projects to show you very soon. In the photo above you can see one that I finished over winter, with an optimistic summer-heart: a silk top to wear to work, with tiny blue and white stripes. I used this pattern, which has become such a favourite.
And music is something that I've been thinking about a lot these days. My current spring listening treasures are:
- Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca
- The new Phoenix Foundation album, Give Up Your Dreams
- Frazey Ford, Obadiah
- This crazy-beautiful new Joanna Newsom song: Sapokanikan