peony journal appliques

Appliques for two Peony journals. Why is it still so gray outside? Will one small wreath of cedar branches make our apartment suddenly feel cluttered as a thrift store? I wonder how many women in the world have had as many transvaginal ultrasounds as I have? Maybe about 50? So when am I going to write that poem about ultrasounds, then? Just a few of the things I thought about as I sewed these flowers. (Sorry to be continually gross, on the blog, these days. But I went in for ultrasounds today, and they really are fascinating experiences—especially when the news is good, as it was today.)

sparrow ornaments

And I’m making sparrow Christmas ornaments! If nobody buys, I get to hang them on MY tree! Two birds with one stone. Ha.