I'm inviting everyone to participate!
Until next time,
(At least, we call them "buttercups" around here. But I just did some research, and apparently real buttercups are completely different flowers than these. I guess the correct word is "daffodil"? Or "Narcissus," according to Wikipedia. And wasn't Narcissus the obnoxious guy who was so stuck on his reflection in a lake that he drowned? I don't think that name fits with such a sweet, bright, common flower. Anyway...)
Which I finished reading last night and loved. Maybe even more than "The Magician's Elephant." But it's not necessarily a children's book, even though it's marketed as one. It includes some tough issues (like death and despair) but in a good way. I'm not too awfully ashamed to admit that I cried at the end. Also while at Barnes and Noble, I was repeatedly drawn to the Alice in Wonderland display. No, I haven't seen the movie yet. And I already own the book, so I couldn't justify buying another copy just because it was pretty. But I was drawn to this one. It's the original story, but in a sort-of picturebook format, and the illustrations are gorgeous. I was really geeking out with this. But I could not bring myself to spend $20 on it when I had a hunch I could get it much cheaper on Amazon (and, as you see, it's over $6 less there). So I might be ordering it sometime.
So, yesterday and today, I've been cutting out fabric and sewing! I've been digging through my plastic tub of fabric/scraps, using some stuff that I've never used before. And I've made three large wallets and three small ones (plus an iPod holder for myself and a coaster for my room so I can finally throw away that old index card I've been using as a coaster), which is a new record for me (in two days). Actually, I haven't completely finished them, because I'm waiting on my labels, which were shipped yesterday. I've gotten as far along as I could without the labels, and I'll have to finish putting them together when the labels arrive. I don't want to post them until they're finished, but here are some previews: