i took a class in wool felt embroidery, and made an owl pincushion. next week we are making a bluebird cushion and a needlebook, i have homework, a lot of little pieces need to be cut out. my friend karen gave me fiskar scissors today, they should make the job much easier.
a letter arrived from africa, maxwell wrote to tell news of his family and village. we met four years ago when chuck and i were in zimbabwe, and visited his small fishing village. finding mail from maxwell makes me jump up and down with excitement. i love this small world feeling. i hope when he and his family receive packages from me they feel the same :)
last night we saw the AVETT BROTHERS!!! they were here in santa barbara. oh my goodness gracious, i LOVE these boys. i took chuck on a date! i think it's the first time that's ever happened, i think he enjoyed himself as much as i did. that would be A LOT! we were at the stage again (like sigur ros in april). where we stood for three hours, singing, dancing and generally merrymaking with the crowd and band. come back soon avetts! i LOVE you!
Seth and Scott Avett aren't content to merely play gorgeous roots music; to just lay some lovely harmonies over banjos and strings. Performing as The Avett Brothers — with bassist Bob Crawford, cellist Joe Kwon and others — they craft alternately stompy and swoony music that's rooted in a desire for self-improvement. Take their body of work as a whole, and it forms the outlines of a makeshift guide to life, and to being fundamentally decent in the pursuit of something even better.
and this morning, bright and early, it was time to show up for my vip job of 'sand crab monitoring chaperone'. hee hee. my granddaughter sadie's class was walking to the beach to make a study of sand crabs and in effect, the health of our oceans. i think it was a smashing success! a very happy thanksgiving to our canadian neighbors and very happy weekend to you!