Oops. I apparently ran out of time yesterday and didn't blog. Nablopomofail, I suppose. I did get my big camera out and snap a few shots from my day to share with you, though.
The quilts at the top of the post were sitting so nicely stacked on our futon, bathed in afternoon light that I just had to take a picture. I'm not so much quilty, nor sewy; my mom made the quilts (bottom two). The one on the very bottom is an antique top that she quilted to a flannel backing. It's so incredibly cozy. The quilt in the middle she made entirely by hand with various batik fabrics she bought on the Oregon coast. Then the blanket on top is actually a futa, a wrap "skirt" worn by men in Yemen (as so). It's hand woven and made of nice soft cotton. I bought it in the old souq in Sana`a (souq al-milh - a magical maze of a place) a few years ago. I would link to some online information about the futa but online information on Yemeni culture is a bit ... sparse.
The next moment from my day is Bokeh, sleeping on top of his cat tree. He is king of the cat tree. Those stacked white paws just kill me ded.
Finally, a makeup picture - Pam is in town and a few crafty ladies (and Peter!) went out for drinks. Even though we were headed out to a dive bar (my selection) I felt like the occasion warranted some special makeup. This is an upside down smokey eye (found via pinterest, obvi), which felt like I was wearing ALL THE MAKEUP, but doesn't really look like it in the picture. Messy hair courtesy of Pam's fancy hair product that she let me use. For those curious about what's on my face, I have only like 1 fancy product (Laura Mercier secret camouflage concealer, which I load on daily over my dark circles) - mostly I use cheap stuff or fancy-ish stuff I have acquired cheaply. It's not actually that exciting. If you have specific questions about what things are I'd be glad to let you know, though.