Then later, friend calls and says, this basil pesto you make, how do you do it, lemme write this down. So we discussed the various approaches to basil pesto, historical, folkloric, automotive, oh, wrong program, and she said right, I must find my blender.
Seems she has a brand new blender she put away carefully so as not to clutter up her counter, and can not now find. So she went up to the third floor (her version of my studio is the place you put Stuff Away). And still can't find it, so the pesto has to wait, or she has to borrow my blender.
But in the search she found a whole treasure trove of stitching related items, see pic, which she promptly offloaded onto me, on the grounds that I'll do something about them! which I will, since there's some lovely blank evenweave fabric there,black and white, and a giant hoop (possibly a quilting hoop) and a ton of unopened
kits. One of them she started years ago, and never finished, and I'm thinking of finishing this as a present for her, since she must have liked the design or she wouldn't have bought it.
So, interesting concatenation of events. Only two women could go from basil plants to stitching in three easy leaps.