Last Wednesday, Hugh and I went for a short walk at the Robinson Nature Center again. We found a rather large praying mantis resting on the sidewalk along our way. Truthfully, I am amazed that my hands stopped shaking well enough to get a half decent photo. :)
The weather has been beautiful this week - 70's and 80's, not too humid, sunny and mild. Perfect in a way that I do not remember August ever being in the years we've lived here in Maryland (since August 1978:). Too beautiful to stay inside. Our walk on Wed. was short as I got tired rather sooner than I expected (had used quite a bit of energy visiting my cardiologist that morning). Still, outdoors in pretty places is worth the effort.
We stopped again, on our way out of the center, to enjoy the 'kiva-esque' art installation that I photo'd once before. Here are the inside shots I took - I was particularly interested in the construction notes and such that the artist left. :)
I really like interacting with this structure - touching it, inside and out, listening to the echoes when I'm inside, looking at the barked places and the saw blade marks. My kind of experience with art. :)
Thursday I woke up with a sore throat and nasty headache - stayed home from quilt guild (missed folks!) and from my nutritionist appointment (sigh) and spent the day horizontal. Was pretty tired on Friday, too, but did not get sick after all so I guess the rest-in was ok. :P I really, really want to sew but my body is not in sync with my will. :P
I have been thinking/gathering goods to make a couple of snap pouches since my last English Paper Piecing Club meeting. Chose the fabric ... even made the elongated hexes (beehive hexies?) I want to use for decoration. Here are some layouts I am thinking about using:
I haven't really chosen which ones I'll make, yet ... but with two pouches and two sides each, I can create most of them. :) IF I can get myself to start. :P
I've been watching Criminal Minds (on Netflix) as I knit in the evening (trying to finish up my cardigan). Kind of like the horrified trance you might get into watching a car accident happening. :P Not sure how I feel about this show - definitely well written and acted ... my friend Barbara thinks the show might give unstable people too many ideas for misbehaviour. I feel sad that so much of the crime shows women as powerless victims. :(