and Yay Nasturtiums
Hello friends and thanks for coming back for another week of me thinking stuff. I still haven’t gotten over the fact that people actually subscribed to this thing, but I’m so glad you are here. And if you want to tell just one of your friends who you think might like it here about my newsletter, that’d be wonderful. Thank you!
In the sketchbook this week there’s an illustrated journal of food stuff I’ve been enjoying lately. My local Aldi has been out of the rosso pesto the past couple times I’ve checked and it’s sending me into a crisis.
I haven't been sewing as much as I want to. Since my last newsletter, I've been sketching ideas for outfits I want that are missing in my wardrobe. I have a lot of ideas for tees and loose blouses. I'm currently scared of making pants, but I desperately need some. I also want some more chore coats/smocks, but layering is hard in the heat of South Carolina. So…tank tops. Linen. Linen tank tops. Ugh. I can't wait until it is Fall again.
I love walking out to the garden each day and seeing the progress that seems to happen overnight. Each day a new seedling pops out the ground. It's so fascinating that for the past few weeks, I’ve been planting a bunch of seeds not knowing whether or not they'll come up. I wait and water and wait and water. Then all of a sudden I go out to the garden and say “Yay nasturtium!” and the nasturtium looks like it’s saying yay back with its jazz hand baby leaves.
Are you constantly thinking about new businesses? I have a few hypothetical stores in my mind that I'm always looking at empty storefronts for. Sometimes I feel like I want these businesses just so I can brand them. One of these dream businesses is a fabric and yarn store. In my mind it's in a cute downtown unit with olive green brick and large windows so you can see my window display that would always win the monthly best window display contest. Beside the building is a shady spot with chairs and tables with old friends working on their projects. The building has a striped awning and a big painted quilt square above. There's lots of daisies by the door. When you walk in and the cool air hits, you can smell the faint smell of patchouli. Yarn is on the left and fabric is on the right. The cutting table sits square in the middle where I'm standing cutting fat quarters and online orders. Of course there's a lounge area with fresh brewed tea and coffee beside a few bookcases of books. That's right, this fabric and yarn store is also an indie bookstore. This storefront actually has some sort of TARDIS technology that makes it bigger on the inside. Okay … it’s time to stop daydreaming before a cat adoption center appears in my fabric store. Thank you, bye!