The First March Friday… is very March-like. We have winds heading our way… and rain. And windy March days always, always brings Maurice Sendak’s Chicken Soup With Rice book to the forefront of my mind. I especially love the poem for March:
So bring on those winds… I am ready! Ha!
I did find some really wonderful things recently that I thought I’d share with you all. Little things that crossed my path that made me stop and look, listen, absorb, and yes… share!
First, I discovered a new, entirely delightful podcast from Colorado Public Radio – Terra Firma, which is hosted by CMarie Fuhrman. It falls very much into the Very Good Things Come in Very Small Packages category. Once a week, 7-10 minutes… and listening to it brings the very best kind of pause… you know, the one where you are having an insane day and you just need a breather. I have found this to be the best stress buster ever!
Second, I stumbled upon Candice Hicks by accident… and what a happy accident that was! Either way, I am utterly fascinated with this embroidery series she did: Notes For String Theory. This is so The Magic Of A Blank Page… no?
My final find was a boon for me, but I thought you might like it as well! Eons ago… and I mean eons… like back in the very early 2000’s, Chico’s sold an amazing linen shirt. They were spendy… $75 for a shirt was a lot for me… then especially. But I scrimped and saved and bought two of them – a glorious mustardy-green and a basic black. And they were truly workhorses. I still wear those shirts but they are looking… well, worn… especially the mustardy-green one that I wear most. For a couple of years I have been looking for a shirt pattern that emulates that shirt… the fit and the details. I feared I would have to attempt to make a pattern from one of my shirts… not a thing I really wanted to do because of all the pieces of a shirt. Well, Muna and broad inboxed me this week with their Tarawi Shirt pattern. It is *almost* identical. The shirt tails are the only thing not the same, but changing that would be so simple! The thing I love about Muna and broad was this sentence from their email: “We really wanted your body to be included!” Their patterns have the largest size range, multiple bra-cup sizes, and yes… even arm sizes… to ensure that you can sew something that fits your body.
And there you have it, friends… a few Friday Finds to start your weekend off! Have a good one and I will see you back here on Monday!
I haven’t actually listened to them yet, but just perusing the episode descriptions of Terra Firma, I can tell this is something I’m going to like. I’m not a big podcast person but this sounds great and I thank you!
I’m glad the shirt pattern you wanted came right to your inbox and I hope the wind does not blow your chicken soup with rice!
It made me smile to see this page of Maurice Sendak in your post — and to know that you are familiar with the Carole King musical version! I still have a version of the book that was mine when I was a child and can see it on my bookshelf from where I am sitting!
I hope the shirt pattern works perfectly for you. Happy weekend!
Like Bonny, I’m not really a podcast listener. However, Terra Firma looks like it will work for me (small bite-sized bits that deal with nature) – I’m going to give it a try a little later. The shirt pattern looks fab. Can’t wait to see your version!
You must be ECSTATIC about that pattern. I love when a splurge turns into a workhorse…and now more on the way!
Oh, Colorado Public Radio. So much good they do. They were my listen every morning from 7:30-8:30am on my school drive. (Yes! A long school drive for a VERY short distance! So I really celebrate my kids’ 4/10 of a mi. walk to school now.)
Happy weekend to you.
Lovely post, followed the links and enjoyed the journey.
Such interesting Friday Finds. That Chicken Soup book is a trip down memory lane. I must go find my copy. Terra Firma sounds just lovely. Hope you are having a nice weekend.
Ooooo! I had one of those Chico’s linen shirts, too. What a great pattern, Kat! Thanks for sharing the link! XO
Sendak always offers the best words & pics.