Yesterday I saw a fabulously creative puppet exhibition in Newton at the New Art Center and have a few photos which I hope to share later. Today I am housebound, but from a window I can take a photo of our hawthorn tree with its little red flowers, white centers, before the squirrels decimate it. I wasn't smart enough to appreciate the tree over a maple shade tree when the town planted it (I came from the Dust Bowl); but now I love it! (click on it to see better)
Also, I want to show you the frame I made to hold Beth's needlepoint while I work on it. I cut some 1/4- inch birch plywood to fit the Work in Progress bag I bought in the Whitney Museum shop. I drilled a hole in the center of the wood, then cut out the inside with my small table jigsaw I got at Sears years ago when Joe and I married. (In 7th grade, in Amarillo, students spent half a year or semester in the homemaking area and the same in shop, both boys and girls. I have loved to sew and bake and had a motorized saw ever since.) I was not meticulous, but sanded the frame, gave it a shot of spray varnish, thumb-tacked the canvas on, and got to to work using the Mighty Lite I had bought for reading in the dark and had forgotten I owned. It is good for seeing needlepoint.