Whenever I'm in her kitchen, I end up trying interesting foods -- maybe something from the bodega down the street, maybe a cheese I've never heard of. If I sit there for a while, inevitably someone will pop in. I've run into people I haven't seen in ages and also made new friends that way.
But on this particular day, the scene was different -- and, I thought, kind of funny. On her counter, in no particular order:
- A fur and leather hat on an antique hat block, in the midst of being repaired
- A toolbox with assorted sewing supplies as well as some finger puppets in various stages of completion
- Bits of fleece and felt
- Two finger puppet tableaux in shadow boxes
- Various glues to complete the projects
Makes perfect sense to me. That's why she's one of my favorite peeps.