US Diary 29 and 30: Bambis, Cranberries, Shiny New Photos

Week 29 in the US: We watched Bambis munch their way through the garden. There was a sci-fi movie involved that weekend (Elysium) and a tonne of popcorn that we could hardly make a dent. That was a Medium-sized popcorn; I dare not imagine a Large. Everything in America is a little bigger...

Sunday lunch was spent with our buddies up in North Jersey. The Hubs concluded that we should start eating out more. There are about 20 weeks left to eat our way through this town.

On Tuesday, we made a brief visit to a cranberry research site. Would you have spotted the cranberries? I didn't, at first.


Week 30 in the US began with a breakfast in a new-to-us cafe. It is a quaint little cafe called Main Street in Kingston. We spent the rest of that Saturday like everyone else: mind-numbing shopping.

The following weekdays were spent exploring new photo-taking possibilities of JuanitaTortilla products, making use of the summer sunshine, while we still have it. I am quite pleased with the shiny new photos.

There was an ambitious dressmaking pursuit. This was a thrifted ("Brocki-ed") fabric from Switzerland: a thick, stretchy jersey that could look very old-lady-ish. Construction went well, until I put it on. The fabric was unbearably coarse and itchy. I gave up on seam-ripping the serged stitches and chucked it into the KIV bin as I could not bring myself to find a lining material. A few face-buried-in-palms moments were involved and no nice song could lift my spirits.

So, I diverted that energy into something more productive; if I can't sew a dress, I shall sew a bag. This softest-soft material sent me to my Happy Place when it reminded me of soft and fuzzy kitty ears.

Brand new Juanita Tortilla bag with pockets in and out, oh my.