Friday, June 13, 2008

Catching Up

I started June with a terrific 2-day "Tourist" vacation in New York City and did all the usual tourist things: rode the ferry to Liberty Island, Ellis Island; saw "Swan Lake" at the Met; spent far too little time in the Museum of Fine Art (I could go there daily for years and still not see it all); went to the top of the Empire State Building at midnight; ate far too much (but who can resist all the fabulous ethnic restaurants in Manhattan?); walked around the Guggenheim (its under refurbishment); got blisters from lots of walking; and not least -- got in a little "people watching" and a street fair on Lexington Avenue. I had a small accident on the subway -- a sudden, unexpected lurch made me loose my balance and quickly grab a pole. So quickly that I cracked a bone in my wrist and pulled my thumb briefly out of joint. I didn't go to the ER. Why waste my 48 hours in NYC?

Getting home, I did go to the ER and now sport a blue and black splint to immobilize my thumb. I can't wait to get it off -- no stitching, no weaving, no spinning, no knitting. Boring. And ------- I can't get to work on my new on-line class until I get the splint off.

Why is spring so short? After far too few perfect days, it's become very hot and muggy . I don't enjoy the humidity at all.

A Beginning

A blog? Me? What made me take this step? What will I track? Fiber Art pieces started, in progress, sometimes completed. Soaps made and put on the curing rack. The progress of the seasons, as seen through my eyes and my studio windows. How my garden grows. Where the wind blows. Whatever. It is not the beginning, but a beginning.