Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Things that I am loving lately

1.  All the custom felt orders that I have in the queue.  All of them are gifts so I can't show you until after Christmas but we've got some fun and creative people out there and they've turned the World's Largest Felt Collection into a party.  Also, a sweat shop - because oy, the time I spend hunched over it.

2.  The movie Enchanted April.  I rewatched it tonight and wept all over the felt.  Some people have told me that it's dull.  But some people have told me they like vanilla ice cream.  Which is to say we cannot always trust some people's judgement.  I will recount that once I got a screeching phone call from Amanda that went something like this:  "I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU NEVER SAT ME DOWN AND MADE ME WATCH ENCHANTED APRIL BECAUSE IT'S WONDERFUL AND I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!"

3.  Shiny produce.  For the last 2 weeks, every time I've been in the produce section of the grocery store, I've been mesmerized by how shiny it all is.  The produce in Tunisia looks exactly as it does in its natural state - dirty.  This is a good sign and it almost always tasted amazing.  I know that shiny fruit equals pesticides and wax and mediocre flavor.  But gosh it's pretty.  I spent about 5 minutes yesterday just gazing at the celery because I couldn't get over how sparkly it was.  And don't even get me started on the apples.  It was like the Vegas strip - all aglow.

4.  Mint truffle Hershey kisses.  Knights of Columbus!  I've eaten my weight in them in just 3 days.

5.  The giant disco ball ornament on the top of my Christmas tree.


Laura said...

I can't wait to see the latest felt creations! We got our Christmas decorations out last weekend and got to admire the fabulous Galaga stocking!!

teresa p said...

Until this post, I had totally forgot about mint truffle kisses. And peppermint bark kisses - my personal favorite. I've apparently fell into such a deep work void that my favorite things in the world are passing me buy! Off to the grocery store!

Amanda said...

Oh!!! Enchanted April!!! Hooray. Now I'm going to have to watch it again.

The Cahoons! said...

Enchanted April is great until the very end when the cane turns into a tree. I mean come on, there was nothing else like that in the whole movie and then bam, leaves grow out of a cane. I get that the whole movie is 'magical' but still, the growing cane is pushing it for me!

Rach said...

If you like mint truffle kisses you MUST try the Dove peppermint bark thingies. Heaven!

I like looking at the waxy, shiny fruit, too. It almost makes me want to eat fruit and vegetables exclusively. But then I see the piles of mint truffle kisses and dove peppermint bark.

I can't wait to see your gallery of felt creations. You are a master artist.

It was a glorious day when Netflix started streaming Enchanted April. I love that movie. I think when we're old ladies we need to go rent a villa on Lake Como in Italy and have a holiday.