Tuesday, February 21, 2006

My Tuesday Best...




So here's a picture of me in my celtic cross skirt and shawl, both handmade by me.

The shawl I knit a couple of weeks ago out of yarn my sister Carla gave me for Christmas. The skirt I finished last night, except for the hem.

You'd think after all this I'd have gotten this crazy domestic streak out of my system.

But no. Making this skirt was a great bit of fun. I think I'll make another one. And then paint some flowers I photographed last spring. And teach myself calligraphy.

But for now off to town for a girl's afternoon out with little Alex. Our itenerary has us visiting the fabric store, the art supply store, stopping in to see Wesley and Jessica at work and then going to the bookstore for coffee and more stuff to read.

16 comments:

David said...

Morgan,

Really nice website that shows that the things of Life, Love and the hardwork and faith that makes it happen.

Morgan said...

Thanks, David. :-) Even though she's gone, I still draw a lot of inspiration from my grandmother, whose hands were always busy making something. My other role model is Tasha Tudor. I want to be like her when I grow up. ;-)

David said...

Hmmmm, more homework ... I'll have to study-up on Tasha ...

I'm pretty good on grandmothers though ... one of God's very, very special and important blessings.

Morgan said...

Tasha Tudor is an author and illustrator of children's books who lives in Vermont.

She's in her 90's now but is still mentally and physically active. She's always been self-sufficient and has the most honest, holistic approach to life of anyone I've ever read about.

I like the fact that she really embraces and enjoys life. In one of her books she commented that when she starts to dwell on the mistakes she's made in her life, she starts thinking water lilies instead, because water lilies banish negative thoughts. That's simplistic, I know, but life is so very short. We're here and we're gone before we know it in many cases. Every day is a gift, but so many people forget to really savor the time they have - to see the beauty that's in every little thing, just waiting to be discovered.

Yes, grandmothers are important. I still miss mine so very much. But I feel the presence of my maternal grandmother everytime I pick up a paintbrush or a needle.

Beth said...

<3 the outfit

Morgan said...

Thanks! I'm going to do another one with a Celtic knot this weekend if I'm feeling ambitious.

I love you blog, by the way. Want to swap links? I just have links to guy blogs right now. Nothing against them but I'm all about equal representation. ;-)

Beth said...

i would love to swap links -- i'll add you to my blogroll right away :)

Morgan said...

OK, Beth. I linked to your blog.
:-)

Taylor said...

Morgan, in that photo you look like you could be an extra in Braveheart - one of my favorite movies. Good job!

Morgan said...

Taylor,
You think I could get Mel Gibson to moon me if I wore my Celtic cross skirt for him? ;-)

Taylor said...

Hell, I'd much prefer an eyeful of the other side of Mel. You know, my brother-in-law is the spitting image of Mel Gibson? Right down to those gorgeous blue eyes. He's also a great husband, father and provider.

Morgan said...

Oh, the thought of getting Mel Gibson to flash me. I think I'm going to need a bigger cross.

If my sister were married to a Mel Gibson look-alike, family get-togethers would be extremely tense. That happens when one is hitting on their sibling's man.

Taylor said...

You know it's funny. We're only 1 year apart and have never, ever had any conflicts regarding men. She and I are so very different that the men she goes for and go for her, I have absolutely no interest in. While her husband is a Mel look-alike, he's not intellectually my type - hence no hidden desire there . Looks rate a distant second on my attraction scale. Thank God. Also, I would never (again) be the type to get involved with a married man, much less my own sister's husband and father of my darling little nieces.

Morgan said...

Silly Taylor, you know I don't think you'd make a play for your sister's guy. I was joking about it myself. I can't see betraying to get their spouse, no matter how attractive he or she is. :-)

Taylor said...

We're on the same wavelenth Morgan. As much I love men, I know where the boundaries are - now. They are so easily beguiled. That's why I've never married.

laughingwolf said...

that is fab work, morg... great design, also