Saturday Mark and I went to the Green Street Fair in Plymouth and watched one of our favorite local bands, Orpheum Bell play their many strange instruments, then we had dinner at Liberty Street Brewing and saw Baked Potato jam. Then Sunday I went to a baby shower. One of my presents to the baby-to-be was a set of hand embroidered t-shirts.
Then, Sunday night we went to the Firefly and saw Laith Al-Saadi play the blues. We had a great weekend with lots of music, now it’s time to get back to work.
Today, I stand in awe. Pete Seeger turns 90 today! Happy birthday, Pete!
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If youâ€™d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places youâ€™ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and sheâ€™ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to â€œwhere I stoodâ€, because right now Iâ€™m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.
Yesterday I got out the Lawnmower of Doom. I mowed three lawns, I’ve got four or five more to go. I also spent a good part of the day pulling those pretty little yellow dandelions. What an amazing time of year! The air smells wonderful, and mowing a lawn gives me a great sense of accomplishment. Get outside!
I also want to mention that we have a two bedroom apartment coming up for rent, let anyone know who’s looking for a place to live.
This is a tote bag I made for my friend, Julia. Her birthday was yesterday. I did not do the embroidery, it was done by a Vendi woman of South Africa, for the Tambani project. The Tambani project was started by Ina le Roux to give these women some independence. Le Roux was selling the illustrative embroideries at the Quilt Festival in Chicago. The images are from the folk tales the Vendi women tell each other around the cooking fire at night.
Julia has two sons, and I liked the image of two boys playing with pots on their heads. At least, that’s what I think the image is.