today we are getting our cooktop torn out and a new, shiny one installed. this is a little wistful for me. this is where i learned to flip pancakes when i was a little girl.....a gateway to enjoying breakfast. this is also where my dad, brother and i made the infamous anchovy, pimiento pasta as well. another gateway to trying new things. it as also the testing ground for my now famous wine pairing dinners i throw once a year.
it's 38 years old, and the front burner is broken, but i can't help but remember the memories of all the good food (and my dad's fire with the beans) that was cooked and enjoyed here.
this is also the place i make my wheat paste for the wonderful books i have been so obsessed with. so, i say farewell buddy......out with the harvest gold, and in with the white. you are still useful, and definitely never forgotten. thanks for the memories. sniff sniff
i took a beeswax collage class, and of course, got obsessed with that too. found these great "stop sign" shaped wood pieces at the Goodwill, threw on some pretty paper, an avocado sack and beeswaxed the top. turned out really "gorg", no?
this one is sort of leaning toward Italy, which as you know i have definitely been there!!! i have more fun doing all this stuff than should be legal in 3 states.
this website came to fruition when i was in a zombie like haze from fatigue and exhaustion working all week. this kinda thing is sort of like being a bit drunk. there are things you don't normally do, like drunk dialing, calling your mother, ex boyfriend, or Canada. i just decided i wanted a website. so here it is. and no, i didn't try calling Canada.
i love to create, in almost any medium. i love color, and probably wear too much of it at one time.
i will try any crafting project once, and don't like to pigeonhole myself by having just one hobby. i will say that i revel in re using found objects, especially things from Goodwill, resale shops, the side of the road etc. chances are, if you have a pair of socks you don't want, i could probably make a car out of them. i know it sounds cliche', but i love to make stuff and build stuff. i once built a butcher block with a little help from mom, and it is now "repurposed" as my craft table (one of them).