This was the busiest autumn I have ever had.
My daughter and I booked into several art/craft fairs, meaning lots of painting, printing and framing. I helped her move into her dream house, a lovely Victorian built in 1891,
and helped pack up to move out of her former home.
My husband and I had a great trip to Maine with dear friends.
And, most wonderful of all, our son got married!
Everything was flying along right on a schedule when I slipped on my stairs while carrying boxes. Down I went,THE WEEK OF THE WEDDING,and shattered my shoulder blade.
Yes, of course my right shoulder blade.
I made it through the Rehearsal Dinner and the beautiful wedding.
There I am with my trusty sling and my wonderfully helpful husband.
Surgery was the following week. I now have a plate and screws holding me together.
While I can't paint for quite some time and have a lot of physical therapy ahead of me,
I am very grateful.
It could have been a lot worse.
Still recuperating from foot surgery and getting a bit restless.
at least now I have a post-op shoe and can get around a little.
In the meantime, The Bee Cottage Story entertained me.
I love a peek into someone's home, really..who doesn't?
The Bee Cottage Story is just full of before and after pictures of
Francis Schultz's redo...of her life & cottage.
I saw this book mentioned in several recommendations on the web.
I will add mine, as well. This is historical fiction, about two women and weaving two tragic events:
the fire of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in 1911 and the World Trade Center attacks.
A beautiful scarf of marigolds floats through the story. Clara is a nurse in the hospital on Ellis Island and Taryn works in a fabric store called the Heirloom Yard in Manhattan.
Loss, survivor's guilt and allowing happiness back into one's life are the themes.
I'm mentioning this one to my book club.
I missed this one in the theaters, but was happy to find it on HBO.
A British period piece, this film is set in the time of King Louis XIV.
Kate Winslet plays a landscape designer hired to work on one of the gardens at Versailles.