I just finished the newest book by Alice Hoffman titled The Red Garden and it has left me feeling a might bit melancholy. Sad that the book is done and I can't continue to live inside it and sad about some of the stories presented therein. I love her books and they generally fill me with notions of magic and the possibilities of mending a broken heart and in this book there are tiny bits of both fluttering through chapter to next and it is a delightfully easy read. It sucks you right in and it's difficult to disconnect when it's over. It travels in time from 1750 up to 1986 and tells the stories of the settlers of a small town in Massachusetts.
She also wrote Practical Magic and that is one of my favorite movies when I am sitting on the couch sewing.
Anyway, we went to see The Adjustment Bureau yesterday and it was very entertaining with a well written script and good chemistry between the main characters. This afternoon we saw Rango and it was great fun! Even with a theater full of bored babies we both enjoyed it and couldn't help but laugh. Johnny Depp lends his voice to Rango and the CGI by Industrial Light and Magic is fabulous! Possibly better than any I have ever seen! It's beautiful and amazing and easy to get caught up in the story.
Once we got home I started dyeing a few things for using in some clothing next week- crochet pieces and tablecloths and cotton gauze for a comfy outfit of top and bloomers.
I wonder if I will have to go to bed at 9 in order not to be too messed up with the time change-? I love it being light longer but it does wreck havoc with my body clock and I need to be up and at work so that I can get some orders for coats and vests started. It has been so beautiful here and I really just want to go lay on the beach.
Maybe I can go for sunset and fill my lungs with salt air... the pollen has been killer this Spring but it's better than usual, probably because I started walking last fall and had more exposure than normal. Anyway, just rambling to myself here.
I plan to use this dyed cotton gauze (now cream and gunmetal) in a Lagenlook top and bloomers. Lagenlook is German for layered clothing and has been a long time trend in Europe. I love dressing in light layers as it is cooler here in the heat of Florida. I will share some pictures when I get some.
Hope you all have a very happy and creative week ahead.