Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ahhh, My Personal Favourite...Hallowe'en








except for the first image and the Grimshaw painting, these are all truly haunted homes

Monday, October 26, 2009

Selina Lake

Another girly crush

Friday, October 23, 2009

Congratulations, London!

I know you will love it!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Am I the Only One

That wishes Greengate had stores here in North America?

Why must we be deprived of cosiness and comfort?

Where are we to find the beauty of autumn and winter patterns with the Scandinavian touch?

And how gorgeous is that blanket? Hmmm, lovely colours, slightly felted, I wonder if I could copy that...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What I Am Doing

I was trying to figure out which gingham I wanted for the cushions I wish to sew. The phone rang. DN1's professor lost her assignment. Can you please email it to me mum? Now, I need to hand it in. Stop.

Thought about adding another row to my ripple blanket (yes, I am still crocheting this, unbelievable, I know). And thank you so much
Fiona, for the lovely cushion! Phone rang. DN3 has forgotten gym clothes. Stop.

In between sad and pathetic distractions, I gaze at my new (to me) enamelware teapot. It matches the
coffeepot I got earlier this year, do you remember?

Arrange potted geraniums in window in slight haphazard manner. Phone rang. DN2 and billeted hockey friend are sick at school, need picking up. Stop.

Come home and make cup of tea. Decide to pack it in for the day.

While lying on sofa reading Caroline Graham (good one) and drinking tea, I look out window and think I should have just done this all day...
PS Thank you all so much for the fabric love. Now who will be the next one to snag a bit of this loveliness I wonder?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

So Much Prettiness

I would truly like to say I have been a busy bee. That has not been the case. I mean I have been busy doing the usual, but nothing crafty or really fun. I have such a chaotic schedule over the next little while I just feel a bit overwhelmed. But nice things are happening as well. For example, do you remember this charming fabric I found last fall and have been meaning to make into curtains for the kitchen? (We will not discuss exactly how long it has taken me to actually take the fabric to my lovely seamstress that does extraordinary things with the wee bits of fabric I give her). Well as I was perusing Nostalgia at the Stonehouse, don't I come across just the most gorgeous fabric on this little chair she re-covered?

I thought "What beautiful fabric!". Then thought, my gosh, is that the same fabric that I have? Niki seems to be pretty sure it is. And if a professional like Niki thinks it is well than so do I.

Well, what do you think? I am sure you have all visited her before but if you haven't why don't you drop by? She has lots of handmade goodies as well.

And another little surprise that warmed my heart. Jane (sadly blogless) emailed me to tell me she has been using my hexagon knitting pattern to make this stunning blanket for her son that is going away to University. She got the idea from this magazine page and had googled "knitted hexagon pattern" and found mine. It is so terribly nice to hear from people that have used the pattern. Brilliant job, Jane!

I am working on one or two things as well but the camera is missing (again) and I will not torture you all with the other sad excuse of a camera that is our backup.
Stay tuned, I will have pictures eventually.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Always Hungry for Toast

Gather the wood

Light the fire Pour the wine

Fall is here

Images :: Toast