Thursday afternoon.

Where has the week gone?

It feels like Thursday from last week...only what happened to the seven days inbetween? The seven wake ups, the seven lights out, the seven sunrises and sunsets? It's all a blur. Can we just just stop the time a bit so we can savor these longer days?

I love the Hangar Theatre. Love, love, love. Lots of great energy and not enough time (yet) to put forth the story of what the Hangar is completely about. Affordable professsional theatre in your own backyard. Equity actors directed by celebrated directors right on Lake Cayuga. Original writing. National, professional shows tailored for local audiences. Affordable excellence. Stay local, engage nationally.  Left foot, right foot. I will be helping them get a lot of print out the door in the next few weeks. We will be having a meeting in the next week or so to get into the details.

Am working on some graphics for the Museum of Glass and their show for the West Bridge this fall. Its fun as it's Sabon and it's ligatures. So, I need to do some applications for that today along with moving and grooving with some publication work. The pace continues albeit I am still managing to keep my head above water. Need to clear the desk once the freebies start hitting as I am going to be very busy for the month of April just with that work.


F L A X  B A R N  S A L E  2 0 1 0

Friday, April 23,2010 10 am-7 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2010 9 am- 5 pm
Sunday, April 25, 2010 11 am-4 pm

Tops Plaza, 725 South Meadow Street, Ithaca, NY (RT 13) in the former Office Depot.
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Errands and such

Apropos of this morning's pix, look at the cute shirt Dale Evans is sporting spanning her cute little bosom. A longhorn. To think. I do not think this little item was at the closing of the Flax Sale.

K and I did about an hour at the Flax Sale leaving A at the Farmers' Market to participate in the Earth Day activities (and I quote--"it was filled with all sorts of trippy was insane!"--not a vote of approval). K picked up a cute selection of things she paid for with her money--from a Neesh suit, a sweater, 1 tee and a Neesh buttondown (assymetrical, topstiching in a contrasting color etc). It was way picked over by noon...and they hadn't dropped the prices though there were black teeshirts for $1. at the door before the check out. We had lots of laughs and K throughly enjoyed the sale. She is a cutie.

A played a bit of golf by himself this morning prior to our departure. He then arranged a meet up with a friend at the Farmers' Market. A. reported they were focusing mirrors on marshmallows and wood to show how to save energy by the heat generated to catch fire. He told us about a parade (much like the Grassroots Happiness Parade) that he was pressured to wear wings or a funny hat to participate. He was appalled by the invitation. Sounds like Ithaca on a good day...with Earth Day, Flax Sale, Birkenstock sale, and the high school music festival on the commons, plus the Friends of the Library gigunda book sale.

I treated to Suicide sandwiches at Short Stop--which were consumed silently, worshipfully, and quickly. Impressive. The scene at Short Stop was busy and the food was flying. All the outside seats were packed so the outside buzz was nice.

Then, off to Wegmans for milk, bread, and basics including all the terrific indian sauces we have been eating with chicken and our new most favorite, coriander chutney (jar consumed in less than two days!). It was fun. Then off to get grass seed for our dirt patches....and begin the work that will take the summer and my guess at least $100. worth of seed to make nice...but once it takes...its worth it.

Am working on a new paper to do an illustration (derived from the Memento Mori Willow Tree) for a new wine label soon to be sold under the "Glimmerglass" label. I am working with the pentel and rotring pens on Classic Cream Canson Drawing paper which is pretty dreamy. No texture. Takes the ink nicely and things look nice and sharp. Labels need to be done in a week or they are shooting for wine on shelves before the 4th of July. Hope to have this done today/tomorrow to move the design further.

It was quite cool today (sweaters please!)--with hopefully equally delightful sleeping weather.


Phew! I just got back from the congregation of Flaxnation. They were all there--all shapes and sizes, in clothing and in bathing suits and camisoles, tossing shirts from bin to bin, trying things on and commenting to their neighbors about how they look and how things fit. Human mirrors with edit buttons.

Highlights include:

> cool linen and silk plaid shirts (colorway being pear and a blueberry and ivory plaid, or a purple, rust and ivory, or a lemon yellow, cool red and one with red/turquoise and yellow). This material is beautiful and has a nice hand and drape. There are sleeveless and sleeved tees to go with them.
> coats. Not wonderful wool like the Eileen Fisher ones--but coats in about 4 different shapes. Ivory, tan, black, navy. The basics.
> if you like florals, there is this box of huge, single colored floral print shirts, tees, pants in turquoise, pink, grey colors (turquoise with turquoise flowers). Big print. I thought is was a bit overwhelming, but the ladies that were draped in it looked good.
> lightweight linen sleepwear: pants, shirts, nightgowns. Pear, white, or a bluish grey.
> Neesh stuff in general. I bought K a forties style dress in black, transparent material and a layered black lace skirt.
> Really nice boyfriend shirts in a puckery cotton in white, washed orange, washed grey, washed denim color and my favorite, a thin blue stripe on white--kind of mattress ticking type of pattern. Same material had pants, capris, wrap jackets and these long tunics with a placket and buttons down the first 6" from the top.
>Flax basics. All linen, all the time. Ivory, brown, black. Perfection.

If you are in the neighborhood, stop by. Its worth it. They give everyone a free, linen bag made of their material to stuff your finds into. The $5. bins are terrific. Prices range from $35. and down. Nothing goes much beyond that. And, they have a ton of merchandise that they are constantly opening up boxes and putting out. So, Friday is different from Saturday and Saturday from Sunday as it is all dependent on what gets moved onto the floor. Plus, a new add is there is a Bierkenstock shoe truckload sale that is happening in the parking lot so you can work the entire LOI (look of Ithaca) if you so desire. Merrill shoes are an option along with Teva sandals. It is the uniform of the Flaxnation. Once a year. We should make it a holiday! Why not?

Flaxnation Alert!

Flaxnationals reunite for the annual Flax Barn Sale! Pencil it in, once, twice, three times. Take time off from work! Plan your travels, finances and closets. Get Ready!

Flax Barn Sale
Friday, April 25, 2008 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday April 26, 2008 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2008 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Location for the sale:
Triphammer Mall
North Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Quarter to Flaxination

We partook one more time with markdowns. More stuff. More boxes. Plenty for everyone. K found some $5. gems which with a perfect size 6 body represents my perfect "little matchgirl" garbed Barbie. These togs are dead on for our next jaunt to the land of surfers and surfer lifestyle...LA...and on her mind and planning schedule. Ran into a friend who was working the sale who, when asked, why she volunteered---" why? Well, because we all Love Flax. Always have. And there is no place to buy it around here even though it is headquartered nearby". Did I tell you that they gave everyone a wonderful heavy linen bag to fill during the sale and take home filled with more stuff>? We have glorious dark grey and white wove ones. Fifteen minutes until we have to wait for next year.

Flax Nation!

Wow. Boxes to the ceiling. Women in various states of undress. The real pros came in black pants and camisoles. The committed came in black bathing suits. All posed in front of hundreds of sorted boxes of linen clothes...on/off/on/off...commenting to their friends and new friends..."does this look right?". Three women wearing the same coral coat...joking they all should buy them and wear them on Memorial Day. Bags and bags of linen clothes leaving. Boxes upon boxes unpacked for the next throng swarming into this warehouse room. Samples, the same. Long and short. Thousands of designs that would never grace our shop's racks. A historical review of the year on every type of women's backs from suburban mommies to tattooed, short haired girlfriends who would be happier on the back of a motorcycle--riding together into the linen-free sunset. My tribe. All of Ithaca. Women exclaiming and hugging. Lots of laughing. Lots of purchasing. Happy times.

Flax Annual Barn Sale, Triphammer Mall, Triphammer Road, Ithaca. From Friday through Sunday.