Friday, September 27, 2019

Ahnold Wearing Butterflies

Wearing butterflies is the next best thing to feeling butterflies.

From an unexpected source, one of those stupid violence comedies, thus--

"Killing Gunther" which the reviews said was the least funny Arnold Schwarzenegger movie except Junior.  One review said it's not funny at all until Arnie shows up which is only in the second half. My experience was that it was a bit funny at the beginning, at least I had a couple LOLs, but once Arnie showed up it became awful beyond bearing. There was opportunity after opportunity for it to change, become really clever, even sublime, at least shocking, or even funny but it was none of those things.
The only upside was the fashion show.

With THIS butterfly-print suit jacket being almost worth the two hours of my life.

Long ago I made a dress for myself out of an allover butterfly print.
One day I walked in this dress down a sunny country road, and a huge, gorgeous tiger swallowtail butterfly landed on me. He made himself comfortable right on the front of me and just stayed there amongst all the other butterflies, waving his gorgeous wings back and forth. That was one of those moments.
I watched him at that close range until the awe and wonder went away and I got bored with him, and shooed him away so I could continue walking.

And here's all that's left of the butterfly fabric-- just a couple strips mixed in with my Favorite Fabrics quilt.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Pie

What's actually happening here?

1. Graham crackers and butter
2. Cream cheese, sour cream, peanut butter and coconut sugar
3. Chocolate liqueur with butter and coconut sugar, plus magic (otherwise I can't explain how that turned into the amazing kind of chocolate drizzle that turns crispy when chilled-- every time I've ever TRIED to make it come out like that, it hasn't)
4. Blobs of whipped cream
5. More of 3)

There was no measuring and no cooking  :-)
WHOOOOOOA but it was amazing. Sometimes everything just comes together. What else can I say.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Checking in: 2019

Hey, that's quite an accomplishment! I've now missed an entire YEAR. Why was that? I dunno, there's no fresh inspiration to report.

I've been working on organizing stuff on my hard drive, with the intention to go back and catch up on my posts.  It's quite a mess. After my escape I used one "older" computer after another and the photos piled from one hasty, badly-organized backup to another. At this point, I'm thinking of giving up on 2018 and start fresh right now, and post the photos as I locate them!  That causes a risk of overlapping-- posting the same old stuff twice-- but the other risk is NEVER catching up and NEVER posting in my blog again. 

Here's today's random inspiration.  I went googling a phrase I heard long ago in the context of showjumping-- a rider said it. You can't admit the possibility of failure, or there's always that hesitation, and the fear causes the failure.

The quote is, "Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."

And I found this lovely blog post--

Which addresses the worry, "But what if it doesn't work out?"

Right.  But what if it does?