Sorry for the long absence everyone. Please enjoy these quick shots of what my indoor plant starting looked like about a month ago. And below, what plants look like now! Lots of tomatoes, a gaillardia, some zinnias…. Peppers Cucumbers! Lavender and rosemary grown from cuttings […]
Wishing all of you the best now and in the New Year!
We’ve had some very cold mornings lately, dark with early morning light reflecting off the frosts coating everything. I crept outside in my pjs and a hat to take photos in the yard before the sparkles melted or were rained away. I had company.
Plein air or outdoor painting and sketching season is slowly trickling away. Rain and cold make it difficult to sit outside for long periods at a time and to continue sketching things not in the house requires some creativity such as using the inside of your car as shelter and parking it in interesting places, […]
It is raining today. Grey and drizzly, the clouds press down on the house like damp wash cloths. It reminds me of Seattle, windows freckled by rain and soggy, heavy air. The rain heralds the end of our beautiful Indian summer, knocking golden leaves to the ground in fits of pique. Winter never could handle […]
Every year for my brother’s birthday and at Christmas I make him something ridiculous. He loves deep sea creatures, video games and all sorts of funny Internet stuff. As a result, I am usually giggling as I make him his present. Recently his presents have included a knitted angler fish and knitted squid as well […]
You can tell because apples have suddenly become cheaper than peaches! Oh and the leaves are turning! And berries are ripening. And it is really, really cold in the morning, but I’m not going to put up a picture of me huddled under a blanket in my fuzzy blue blanket with a mug of hot […]
I washed the solid fabric for my quilt! They will look good with the prints, don’t you think? I turned this: Into this: I trimmed the viburnum next the house so it would stop trying to crawl its way through our bedroom window and then looked at the pile of branches on the ground and […]
Recently I discovered a tumblr page called Rustic.Meets.Vintage. It is a great website full of beautiful inspiration (hence the post). It makes me want to go antiquing and poke around in old barns and make beautiful arrangements all over my house. To be realistic though, I will probably never be as stylish as this blog…but […]