Well, I finally finished my BackTack project. Yes, it will be at my partner's house a couple days late-but really-I tried. The point of the back tack was to get a secret partner, read their bolg, get to know them anonomously and make a sort of "kit" for them. The kit was to be a bag you made filled with goodies pertaining to a specific craft your partner wants to try. The kit was to include a book on "how to" for said craft and stuff to help them complete a project. Well., my partner was MIA. She didn't post on her blog for almost a month and didn't reply to my emails for three weeks. We only had a little more than a month to complete this-so do you see the dilema. Also, she had only posted a few entries on her blog, so I couldn't even get to know her through her archives. She did end up answering my questions about her color preferences and favorite blogs-but I had no idea what crafts she wanted to try except that she knew how to knit, and liked quilts (does that mean she actually quilts?) and liked Japanese craft books, although she didn't own any. I am sure she's a nice gal-I hope she likes the goods. I ended up sending two Japanese books, one on quilting and one on making purses. In her bag I included pins, embroidery floss, linen, and some other notions. Backtack buddy-if you ever read this-I really did try-I hope you liked it!
On Friday, James and I saw the Miranda July movie "Me, You, and Everyone We Know" at the Laurelhurst theater. I really love that theater, it had real food and drink, great indie films, three dollar tickets and little tables. The movie was extraordinary. I'm not quite sure what to write about it here-but if you liked it-you should email me or something. The music and colors were beautiful, and I was deeply impressed by the child actors.
After staying out too late with some friends on Friday (yes I am 23 going on 60) James and I slept in and went thrifting yesterday. I got some great stuff at SCRAP; ephemera for collages, fabric, purse patterns, tons of minimugs all for $2! We also passed by this:
I'd like to take all of them please.
Lisa (her blog is on the left there) posted some yummy soup pictures on flickr of a pumpkin shrimp soup. Sounds strange but it makes me want to go cook soup-so off I go. I hope that you all are well-and that readers have actually migrated to this blog. Here is a question for typepad users-I haven't figured out how to reply to people who leave comments. how do you do it? I may just click on the URL, search through their blog, find their email and personally email them-but what if they don't leave their url? Help me please! Thnaks-abby