I was at someone’s blog one day last month — I’ll bet it was either Irisheyes Kathy B or Yarn Miracle Emily — and there was mention of a fairie naming contest on another blog. I had never been to Jen’s before, but I toddled over and did a little reading and then entered her contest. Lo and Behold, I Won. Mmm-hm…
A lovely selection of stitch markers, hand-dyed cotton yarn in the softest shade of pink — lovely, really — a notepad, some tea and chocolate, all in a cute Ruby June bag that’ll be perfect for keeping a small project together. Thank you, Jen!
So, I was catching up on Jen’s blog this morning and she mentioned Anne of Green Gables, which made me think, of course, of Colleen Dewhurst. She’s been popping in and out of my head for a while now, and I remember that I’ve been meaning to queue up a selection of films.
Colleen Dewhurst. Sometimes it’s like I have a need to hear her voice — a voice like no other — that marvelous voice, matched with her incredibly warm smile and, oh, the sparks of life and love in those eyes. Many a great thing has come out of Canada, and she is simply the best!
In the course of writing this post, I’ve reserved her autobiography at the library, along with an audio book of Isak Dinesen stories read by her and a few movies, and also updated my Netflix queue. I do so love the internet.
I bought some 15US circs last night (using a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby — yay!) and commenced the in-the-round part of the Fantasy Naturale Market Bag, a free pattern from Plymouth Yarn Co. I like this pattern because of the garter stitch square it begins with, which makes a nice, solid bottom for the bag; the handle construction looks very clever, too. I intend to make a couple/few of these things using different patterns and yarns — Elisa’s Nest Tote at Purl Bee is next — to use at the farmers’ markets and to complement the canvas bags I use at the grocery store. Watch for the Green Meme, inspired by Birdsong and Carole!