The Week In Projects


Here’s Peanut, this week’s naptime project. No surprise, he’s from Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts (the only craft book I own). I think my favorite part is his ears:


But I love the tail, too:


Evan seems to like Peanut, too:

Evan w/ Peanut

A lot:

Evan w/ Peanut

In dissertation news, this week saw some writing (I’m up to about 8 ages in the last ten days) but mostly a lot of, um, worrying. I mean that in the way you worry a stone, turning it over and over in your pocket, rubbing it till it seems it must be getting smaller right there between your fingers. This week was one of those ideas-tumbling-around weeks. I’m on my way to an idea but it’s still gestating and the only way to help it along is to draw these diagrams and then write a question and an arrow to another question and sometimes an answer or thought along the way. It’s a strange process and my notes are all over the place.

Dissertation Notes

Interestingly, I feel absolutely no desire to actually talk about it. When Brian asks how it’s going I practically become mute. It’s like he’s asked me about a very personal, very painful past experience that I’m not ready to talk about yet. It’s like when we got engaged and for a couple of months I just did not want to talk about the wedding because I didn’t feel like a wedding girl. It wasn’t until we decided to do a nice, small, backyard wedding with no more than 30 people that we both got excited and talked about it all the time.

I can’t tell if the reason I don’t want to talk about the diss is like that — like it’s something that I just don’t want to dwell on because it feels very wrong — or if it’s more like the analogy I used above — I’m just not ready yet. Only time will tell.

Finally, this week found me totally obsessing over this apartment:

Groovy Apartment

If you follow the link above you can see lots more pictures.  You should do it.  Go look.  Seriously.  I love it so much I can’t stand it. Mostly I like three things: (1) that it has a sense of humor and reflects well the people who live in it; (2) that it’s colorful and has lots of stuff around but it doesn’t seem cluttered or insane; and (3) that it perfectly combines a sort of vintage feel with a very modern one. It’s my ideal, and it doesn’t hurt that Brian likes it also. I know. I sent him a link to feel him out.


5 Responses to “The Week In Projects”

  1. The elephant is cute, but OMG Evan is adorable!

    Has it been awhile since you posted a picture of him, or did his cheeks grow overnight? He’s lost that little new-baby look and has settled nicely into that delicious roly-poly baby phase.

  2. THe elephant is sweet but your little man is absolutely adoreable! Awwwww.

    And that apartment? SO COOL!

  3. i’m loving the elephant…you could probably even sell it at Tiny McPricey ;-)

    Peanut is awfully darn cute too!

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