I was going to make this a to-do list, but that sounded depressing. Here, in no particular order, is a list of ten things I'm thinking about.
1. This past weekend was the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, and one of the booths every year is a pottery booth where bowls have been donated by local potters with all proceeds going to a local charity. This year, the charity was SOS Community Services, an agency dear to my heart, and this was the bowl I got:
2. Sunday, I went on the historic home tour offered by the Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation. There were recently renovated downtown loft apartments, a community health center, and some houses along what had been a post road in the first half of the 1800s. It was all really interesting. It was worth not getting in the sewing room for (well, sort of).
3. I finished Wolf Hall. It was so interesting and so well written that I took advantage of my employment at a large research university and went to the graduate library yesterday and checked out a proper biography of Thomas Cromwell. I haven't been this interested in the 16th century since my college days! How fun!
4. Next up (before I get to the biography) is Guy Consolmagno's God's Mechanics. Hubby Dearest is reading it right now, and we've promised it to someone in our post-Mass brunch bunch this coming Sunday. I'll have to read fast.
5. I made this small quilted wallhanging a few years ago, basically by taking a class and not following the teacher's instructions (because I thought her idea sounded boring). I have always been glad I did it this way and not two rows of identically-sized leaves.
6. I am deep into the cuffs of the Helix socks. I'm starting to think I might actually finish them soon.
7. I have decided I want to finish spinning the pink roving soon as well because if I have all of the roving in the house spun and plied by the time of the Fiber Expo, I can buy more, right?
8. I deactivated my Facebook account this morning, and I've been feeling free all day. I figure that the people who really want to be in touch with me will find other ways. I was feeling really uncomfortable about handing that much privacy to a company run by a smart-aleck kid. I'd been considering doing this for a while, and my friend's blog post a couple of days ago pushed me over the edge.
9. While taking pictures of the bowl for this posting, I realized that I could probably get a decent picture of that cup I bought at Art Fair last month. Here it is.
10. The noises upstairs are saying that dinner is ready. See ya later!