I finished piecing Easy Street today! That's a big quilt top, and my first sewing finish of the year. Pictures when I can.
The girls and I went to the library, then to a bridal shower at church, then to Fabric Depot. I was removed from their mailing list because I didn't return my mailer to be scanned before the end of January, so I signed up again. Somehow going into that store always makes me feel overwhelmed. Lots, lots, lots of fabric, but it's hard to focus on just what I need. I did buy a book:
I'm really liking Bonnie Hunter's aesthetic. I was looking for her most recent book, String Fling, but this was the only one I could find. It's not like I "need" another quilt book, but it was a treat.
On Valentine's Day I was walking past a couple of 8th grade girls at lunchtime. "Mrs. Chapman, would you like a piece of seaweed?" one asked, offering a little box of tissue-thin seaweed wafers. I figured, sure, it's a healthy alternative to chocolate and I'm up for adventure, and besides, these girls are so kind to remember me on Valentine's Day. So I took one and ate it. "It has wasabi on it," she said as I prepared to walk away. "It sure does," I replied, and smiled sweetly. This is what it's like to teach 8th grade.
Quarta won her slot at the speech meet this last week, with a spirited rendition of "Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer" by T.S. Eliot.
Daniel is going to be in a Children's Theater production of Seussical. I believe he has been cast as a Who.
In Latin-related news (what? You don't believe there is Latin-related news?) ... here is a fun article about how knowing Latin can make your career.
And a fun quote I ran across while playing cryptograms this week: