Tuesday, October 30, 2012

An unassuming building in Rome

Via Giulia 93 - Ante operam

I was looking around on Flickr and found this picture, which is the start of pages and pages of pictures showing the before, during and after of the renovation of this building.

(If you start at that picture on Flickr, click the arrows to the left, which may be counter-intuitive. I actually went through from finish to beginning, not so good!)

They work on the inside and outside, the roof, the design; plaster, concrete, wood... As always, the floor caught my eye!

It is, as they say, bloody amazing.

We are going to Rome in March! Alas, not to this building, though.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Got some pink back in my hair, to liven things up.

(Crappy Photobooth shot, my apologies.)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blog, oh blog

Hello out there in blog land.

I have not been to Rhinebeck. I have no new yarn to show you.

I have not knitted anything, though I did think of sewing up the bits of Botticelli that I have. I'll see if that hurts my elbow or not.

I did go to the Creativ Festival and looked at sewing machines. Of course, I preferred the $1000 one over the $500 ones, and didn't end up buying anything but a few beads.

I made this necklace and Stephen said it was "eclectic." When I asked what the heck that was supposed to mean, he said it had too many kinds of beads, and it should have maybe only one kind of bead. It actually has a mere six different beads in it!

Luckily I stopped going to him for fashion advice some decades back.

The thing that spurred me into blogging today was this blog by someone calling himself Jean-Paul Sartre. I especially like the last entry:

"It has been over a month since I have updated my blog. I am seized with an urge to apologize. But to whom, and to what end?" 

Ah, Jean-Paul, what can I say?