Tuesday, December 01, 2009

White on white

Before I get into today's post, I should mention: I am selling off a bit of stash (annual stirring of the stash has revealed some things that I don't really need). You can check out what's still up at my sell/trade page on Ravelry. You can PM me through Ravelry if you're interested in anything. First come, first serve, Paypal only. I prefer US shipping and the prices reflect that, but if you simply have to have one of the items and live abroad, let me know and I'll check into shipping costs for that.

OK, so really, I should be compiling a shopping list right now, sketching out our family menu for the next few weeks, etc., but instead, I'm blogging. Oh, and shopping around for embroidery supplies. Yeah, OK, let's pretend that I didn't just say that I'm dabbling with the idea of getting into yet another craft...

ANYWAY, since I'm already not picking out recipes or anything, let's talk about white.

(These flowers were calling to me last time I went food shopping, and I was powerless to resist...)

As demonstrated by my recent curtain creations, I'm very taken with white right now.

(The creaminess of the petals in contrast with the cheerful yellow center...)

(The dear, tiny blossoms of Baby's Breath...)

White is often thought of as boring and plain, but in truth, as found in nature and architecture and art, it can be cool, warm, translucent, elegant, stark, brilliant.

(The photos in this collage are not mine, but gathered from a "white" Flickr search. Click through for the originals.)

White is so pure, so clean; it brightens a room, gives a good base for creating a design, and sometimes, white is just a perfect refresher. A palate cleanser of sorts.

Now that I've got that out of my system, I think I'm going to go source some recipes. I'm thinking about the flavors of Gujarat, and maybe some Vietnamese...

End note: to dip my toes in the embroidery world, I just ordered this book:

I just had to. Check out the author's Etsy store, and you'll know what I mean. Or maybe you won't, but anyway, I LOVE it.

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