Friday, October 30, 2009

boo (almost)


preparations have been made. i think we are ready!

full-on "boo!" tomorrow...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

right now.


love in 1 1/2 hours.


all good. too busy to catch-up right now. but had to tell you i have fallen in love. Banana Nut Bread. pg.32.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

crewel weather

things are getting checked off the list! hopefully things to share by week's end.

i picked this little owl up at that out-of-the-way thrift yesterday. i thought it would end up in the shop, but the girls found a place for it on their wall, so for now anyway, it is staying here

inspiration 2

i am almost finished a crewel project, and looking for something with a wider variety of stitches. i love the eyes on this one. and am feeling inspired by a recent visit with this piece. (a true love of mine.)

it is cold and rainy and i'm happy. and i am feeling productive. i certainly am siding with the turtles (and not the chickens) on the wet stuff coming down. good stuff.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

this week


i am going to sew.
i am going to move more files where they are supposed to go.
i am going to visit that somewhat out of the way thrift shop.
i am going to bake healthier cookies than the ones we made today.
i am not going to stress over the small stuff.
i am going to check things off the list.

happy monday!

Friday, October 09, 2009


a nevelashka, or "chime doll"

d found this at a community white elephant sale and we all gasped when she was opened to reveal some sort of metal armature. further research lead us to find that instead of hiding her family inside, she is designed to play a tinkly tune. i think originally something would have hung from the tallest metal bar, i think on a string, so that when she wobbled the "chimes" would be struck. for now we have placed a couple of pichinko balls inside that roll around when she is tipped.

have a lovely weekend!

and thanks jan for reminding me! for my friends and family back home - happy thanksgiving! xo

Thursday, October 08, 2009

could it be?



pic taken on my phone during my walk the other morning.

i am constantly searching for a connection to the seasons in this city. great article about angelenos and their relationship to the outdoors (their swimming pools) in Los Angeles magazine this month. You can read it here

we are recovering from a round of head and chest colds.

oh yes. fall.

Friday, October 02, 2009