Last week I dreamt about houses...3 separate nights, 3 different houses; my grandmother's, great-grandmother's, and my parent's...and the last one involved my parent's neighbors and her husband leaving her...my mother told me yesterday that she didn't think he was there. Now I don't have much contact with them other than occassionally being bothered by them parking in front of my mother's house when they have a long ass driveway and 2-car garage that is underused. Her husband tutored my son in math for a short spell. I admit being baffled by them as a couple as they are as far different one from another as any 2 people could be. In all the dreams there was construction going on...building upward. Since architecture intrigues me, I'm wondering if I should do something around buildings/construction? I dunno, I'll let it simmer some more.
After bringing some order to my work tables yesterday I pulled out the Tsunieko Inks. The Sankofa bird (a bird looking back) is something I doodle a lot. This is on a polyester blend scrap....I'm going to machine free-motion embroider it for some more practice. It took a bit of slowing down to relate to the layering/blending that these inks seem to require. I wanted to use more ink on it but I thought I'd see how much the threads can carry in adding depth.
The shrimp and grits turned out okay but I think my expectations of the dish prepared here is ruined by what I had in South Carolina. I will make it on occassion and for Beverly who asked about the recipe I will post what I did in a few days. Tonight I'm going to try an asparagus quiche.
On the puzzle front, this is how far we've come since Sunday:
We use to do these a lot when our relationship was young and I had forgotten how addicting and fun these are. I don't think we've done one since Ade, now 17, was a toddler.