It has been a good day. It has been a good week. I finished a skirt for Maisey and it happens to go with her new t-shirt. She is such a girly girl and would wear a dress every day if she had enough of them. I have to admit that girl clothes are way more fun to buy and make than boy clothes, although when we just had Soren, I would have disagreed passionately. And it broke my heart on Saturday when my my sweet son pulled me aside and asked why Maisey got 3 new things (clothes) when he only got one. I tried to explain that the pattern on the skirt was just so cute and I couldn't leave it there and never see it again, so I had to get it, not really for Maisey, but more for me. He looked skeptical but he knows me and I think he realizes already that it's true. Bad Mommy.
We did do a little shopping at the local outlet mall this weekend. I'm not really a shopper unless it is for art supplies or books, but I can get lost in Gymboree or Carters like I have a lot of money in the bank to spend. We only stopped there to eat on the way to the flea market, but since I've never been there we had to browse a little. The cherry patterns in the window and red mary janes with the cherry snap called to me, you know.
We did finally make it to the flea market though. If you remember, I've told you how the term "flea market" in the most literal sense here in borderland differs than say a New England flea market. If you forgot, you can get a refresher here. I didn't bring my camera or else I would have taken a picture of the sign out front: "Marijuana bags $3.50, 5 flavors." I guess living here is good for a laugh. Although we have actually seen signs advertising sacramental peyote in Rio Grande City. So, do you have to have some kind of permission slip to buy?
Another reason this week was great: mailart!!! From the talented and thoughtful Randi who recently had an art party making altered Barbie dolls. Next time can I be invited??
And from Nancy, open at your own risk...
Nancy also sent along some beautiful papers as if she could see into my soul exactly what I would love. I feel a little dizzy and confused as if I were living someone else's life and it is all going to end suddenly when everyone realizes that I don't belong here. I can't believe I have had the privilege to know such talented ladies. It is very humbling. And very exciting.
I finished up and sent off a new article today. I'm still waiting for new fabrics to show up. Hopefully, I'll have some sewing to show tomorrow.