Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Peaches and Pussycats
We are into September- and some much needed cooler weather. The end of summer is a good time at Chez Sheriff- not least because Miss Mew had a milestone birthday. She wore her new pussyfur dress, and we had a lovely dinner downtown. I think Alex is smiling, but I'm not sure. I am so proud of my babies.
She has a new guy in her life as well, who laughs as much as she does- if that is possible. Her dad and I got her 2 collector Barbie's, Betty Draper and Joan Holloway from Mad Men. I guess you're never too old for Barbie's.
Here's a close up of my completed Ishbel shawl. I used Hedgehog Fibres merino/silk in Malice- which is incredibly beautiful.
I used some incredible 100% Alpaca to make these Green Thumb fingerless mittens. I'll be happy to have these in a month or two.
May I have a small rant? Over the summer months, I have been eating organic fruit, meaning alot of peaches and plums. What I find incredibly disappointing is that the growers breed the flavour right out of things. Is it to get a uniform shape? Look at the size of these:
BIGGER THAN KITTEN-CHOWS HEAD!!! How ridiculous is that? I may have to go back to getting the white peaches, but they don't seem to sell organic ones, and peaches are number one on the list of the "dirty dozen" fruits and vegetables.
I am happy that the school year has started, as I think I function better in a routine. I am starting a project that I'll show you next time.
Posted by Lorraine at 12:41 PM