Friday, June 15, 2007

The Opposite of Xenophobia

*xenophobia [(zen-uh-foh-bee-uh, zee-nuh-foh-bee-uh)] *
An unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different.

I couldn't find the antonym for this word, but whatever it is, I'm it. I love things foreign and different. I'm so happy that we had the opportunity to go to Rome and Barcelona on our honeymoon.

(Notice how I'm distracting you with creepy bear mannequins since I didn't get any Lelah photos. We've all seen dozens of them anyway, right? Mine looks just like those, more or less)
I've only just begun sorting the the 500+ photos we took that week. All of the blog reading that I do had made me very sensitive to interesting, if not excellent, photography. So far, most of the photos are pretty so - so, but I blame my failing camera, sangria, and the fact that Barcelona is so exploding with life and color and movement that no flat, still picture could really capture it.

*I mean, look at that mall bathroom wall paper. How cool is that?*



Thursday, June 14, 2007

Yarn Plates - and more!

I enjoy a good coffee break read of Design*Sponge. She has recently discovered the joys of etsy and often links to good sellers on there. But besides that, I have totally stolen her post for my own use today. These plates are from pcp+poketo at rare device and are soothing to look at. I like to doodle swirls and ribbons. Though, at first glance, I thought the designs were hair. I didn't realize it was supposed to be yarn until I read her commentary. The idea of eating hair ooogs me out!

In other news, I brought some hempathy along to work today to start swatching for the Indigo Ripples Skirt. And if I'm getting ready to start a new project, that means...Lelah is done! Done, done done! I read someone's blog post (sorry, I forget) who jokingly decided that the project was soul eating. I think I'm inclined to agree. So! She is blocking on the ironing board and hopefully I will get a pic or two tonight.

Happy day before Friday!

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