I calculated that I needed to make two lemons a day to meet my deadline of having the piece done by the end of the month. Right now I’m on track with thirteen lemons and six slices literally in the bag. Of course I always need something new and creative going on, so I was inspired to begin weaving a new piece featuring forgotten treasures buried underground. Perhaps the melting snow and appearing gardens helped prompt the project.
I even have one of the pressed pennies with the Wonderlab logo from an adventure when the boys were younger. I think the surface will feature three emerging crocuses—something happy and spring-like. Jim likes to have them in the lawn for the color, but I wonder if he just doesn’t want to cut the grass until Grandma visits in the spring.
She just turned eighty, and she seems to delight in cutting the lawn in any season. When she came for Christmas, she was out mowing leaves and frightening the grass so we’d have a nice spring crocus show. Of course then we got a foot of snow and she was cabin-bound for the rest of the visit.
Much of the rest of the news is more like that of the underground section of my weaving. I woke up yesterday morning to drips coming through the living room ceiling and onto the sofa and carpet. The roof fellow is coming by today to have a look—I hope this won’t be another big repair! On the other hand, I had a nice drive with Susan Snyder to Indianapolis on Monday last week.
She drove while I poked at lemons, then she went off to shop for ceramic supplies while I watched three boys at the trampoline park. I think a good and productive time was had by everyone involved. That reminds me, Susan made one of the presents I purchased for Jim at Christmas. Our big serving bowl developed a scary crack, so Susan made us a big and very pretty klusky bowl. I appreciate the idea of supporting the local artists, and Susan didn’t disappoint us! We’ll serve many nice meals from that bowl in the years to come.
Until next week,