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Compendium – sparks from the week

The main spark from the week is our glorious fall weather.  Of course depending on when you click that link, it may not look so good.

Is fit more important than thin? – via  Ash in Fashion

Cauliflower korma – looks a little fussy but this is ringing all my culinary bells and I will be making this on Sunday

Favorite new shopping blog — author is Kim France, former editor of Lucky magazine. Here’s a quote from her About page to explain the gig –

This blog is about the many Girls of a Certain Age who inspire with their style and wit and brains.  It’s about figuring out a new and somewhat tweaked way to look chic and distinctive and sexy—because, as a wise person once said, the older you get, the dumber cool looks.

Great bags that aforementioned blog helped me find.

7-11 and the election -heard about this on NPR and even though the 7-11 spokesman says it’s all just a joke, this marketing ploy has predicted the outcome of the election correctly the last three times.  Hmmm.

Great, great, great outfit – Penelope Cruz in a stunning cardigan/pants look.

Keep laughing – via the amazing Sally McGraw

The photograph?  Two beautiful and soon to be nutritious buttercup squash. One will be soup, the other will be cooked and mixed up with garbanzos, maybe?  From the wonderful Isadore Farm.  At the farmer’s market every Saturday, best carrots around.

Compendium – sparks from the week

It was an odd week all around and not much work got done here.  My dearest and oldest friend moved to town and there was a sleepover and eating chips.  My modem tanked and there was the setup of the new modem which is still a little futzy.  A throat/cold thing is knocking around so there was a day home from work in which I read the entirety of the new Lee Child Jack Reacher novel.  Still not 100% but I’m heading off in a bit to help get the rug and the living room furniture situated up at my friend’s new place.  Here are a few things from the week to take a look at:

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Compendium – sparks from the week

Trick bicyclist Danny Macaskills (via The Improvised Life) – I love this guy and even though I and the concept of “athlete” could not be more distant, what he says about practice and work inspires me. My biggest boondoggle with sewing is I refuse to practice and improve.

Amen Jonathan Kozol, amen (via the Daily Good) – the failure of the American education system

Taking care of my feet this weekend – I love the Design Sponge site.  Browse around and find something to entrance you.

Handling bias – saving this tip from Marcy Tilton about working with bias.  It’s a great intro to her lovely fabrics, too.

Creative Bug – just learned about this from Gertie and am debating.  Being the queen of buying classes and then not doing a damn thing, I suspect myself.  But I need tap pants and I know petersham waistbands  are good for my body type.  And, gasp, Natalie Chanin. I will watch this intro more than once.  I want to date her.

Juicy knits for the home – I want to burrow down in these and read Jane Eyre while it rains and burgundy leaves fall to the ground.   And this chair delights me.

The reality of the fashion business – via Gorgeous Fabrics – sobering read.  More hard work and more capricious than most of us imagine.

Next on the movie list – of course it didn’t open in our little hamlet this week.

And the image?  Mine, from the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Frederick Meijer Gardens two Septembers ago.

Compendium – sparks from the week (roughly)

Oops, didn’t I say this would happen on Fridays?  Oh well, Friday, Saturday…..

  • This is my favorite link from the week – Marcy Tilton’s blog about Beth who made a skirt ala Alabama Chanin.  Own the books and want to be the president of that skirt’s fan club.
  • A little Elvis Presley – Return to Sender – check the slick little leg movement at 1:36 or thereabouts.  Proof that dancing can be way cool without pyrotechnics.
  • I love typewriters.  I bet I need new ribbons for my Olympia.  I’d give all my books away before I’d let that go.  Even though it sits sadly unused. Read more

Compendium – sparks from the week

In the fine tradition of bloggers everywhere, I am posting my first link collection.  Enjoy.

  • An introduction to the marvelous You Look Fab site.  Angie’s blog gives me ideas every single week.  If I were forced to pick one style blog, this would be in my top five.
  • Who can resist a place called Beetlebung Farm?  This post almost made me want to fall in love again and have a romance.  I quickly came to my senses. Read more