Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Not to make my old Tennessee craft buddies jealous, but I think we may be starting a new tradition here in Missouri. Last night I went to Columbia (the coolest place around) and had dinner at a really delicious place. I had a Thai Caesar salad that was TO DIE FOR. Garlic and ginger were made to be together. I think I just crave really different tasting food, since in Mexico, where I work the most ethic thing is grease-and-cheese style Mexican food.
Anyway, back to the crafting. Here we have Carrie, my role model for living a simple, crafty life. You have GOT to go check out her etsy site. Seriously. Good. Stuff. Her house is really cool. I just like to wander around and see what she has sitting around. She's going to have a little art show at the end of April at the Mustard Seed, a fair trade store whose logo she designed. I'm always scheming a way for Carrie to make money doing art. She just keeps quietly being brilliant.
Here's one of Carrie's woodcut prints:
Abby and I sat in the living room and gabbed. She's working on a crocheted blanket for the next person who has a baby. And I'm trying to get her hooked on quilting. She's been coming over to my house to work on a One Block Wonder quilt. It's coming right along! All my evil plans are working! Soon she'll be addicted to fabric and there will be no stopping her!
I worked on some new drawings, but mostly, I just wanted to hang out with my friends. I've known Carrie for like 15 years, and Abby and I lived together in college. These are solid friends. I'm so very happy to live within 30 minutes of them.