Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Like my new apron?! I love it, and it makes me smile every time I put it on! My sister made it for me with some beautiful Essex linen from Robert Kaufman (here) after I showed her THIS apron for inspiration from Hand-Eye Supply. I've worn it while working on the lathe, repotting plants, painting and cooking (if you can call making a bean salad "cooking").

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weaving and Macrame

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With all of the beautiful hanging textile art I'd been seeing around blogland, I was itching for an excuse to try some out! So when my friend's birthday came along, and knowing she was loving the weaving trend too, well, I jumped at the chance.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday my dear friends! These are a few shots I got with my phone from the window. (Not bad iphone, not bad!) These hummers have been going through food like crazy!

I hope you have a great week!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday friends! Are you guys list makers? When I go shopping I have to have a list with me, otherwise I'm bound to forget at least one thing I wanted to get. I also like making to-do lists, as they help make me feel more organized (even if the to-do lists are written all hibbly-bibbly in random places), and what really makes me smile is being able to cross off items from the to-do lists, making me feel super productive. The crossing off part is so satisfying. So in the spirit of list-making, here's a little list of some other things that are making me smile lately (in no particular order):

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Swan Doily

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This is the last navy and silver doily I have to share with you. It's called the Swan Doily, for reasons unknown to me. Although, I'm sure the job of naming doilies is not easy! I have a hard enough time naming my own few little patterns.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed... It feels an impulsion... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond the horizons." -Richard Bach

Have a lovely Tuesday my dear friends!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Wow, I can't believe it's Sunday again already! Where are the weeks going?! Anyways, on to the smiles! The picture above contains two things that have been making me smile. One, some of my plants. I'm afraid I may be turning into a crazy plant lady. I currently have 8 plants, an avocado pit I'm trying to grow, and some cilantro that I just bought but whose life span is looking questionable (although it has been pretty tasty). Apparently, plants are like potato chips; you can't have just one. (And with potato chips for me, it's always a case of eating almost the entire bag.) At the store I have to fight the compulsion to buy more by telling myself that I have to make sure I can keep the ones that I do have alive for awhile before thinking about getting more. With a rescue plant and the unluckiest cactus in the world, that may prove to be a little challenging...