Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Browsing and Planning

I miss Canadian Home and Country Magazine. It truly was my favourite Canadian magazine. It is now just an online resource. What a shame.

It had lovely photos, helpful hints, and a great source directory in the back to access all the lovely things locally.

I have been very busy the last week or two. We are now billeting a girl on my daughter's hockey team and I had to set a room up for her. She will be here with us for the next nine months and attend my daughter's school as well. Add that to the five of us already here and DN1 boyfriend that is here 4 or 5 times a week and things can get pretty chaotic. But really cooking for 5, 6, 7 what difference does it make really? At least they are here right?
I am leaving Friday morning for a girls' weekend away and will be back Sunday. Then Wednesday I am on a road trip with DN2 for unofficial visits to some of the universities that are offering her scholarships. We are starting out at the University of Connecticut, then on to Rensaeller, Syracuse and Clarkson. It will be a hectic few days. As you can see I really, really want her close to home. She will be officially visiting some other schools as well and she has to narrow that down to three or four. Possibly Northeastern, Yale, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Boston U and UNH. But these are so faaaaar! I know I am going to have such a hard time with this leaving thing. In another year this may be a very depressing little blog to read ;)
I hope all is well with you and that you are squeezing in as much summer as possible.
Lisa xo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Perfect Colour

No not the lavender silly, although that is a perfect colour is it not?

I meant trying to find the perfect blue for my gate.

I know I want blue but I cannot find the blue I want.

Does that ever happen to you? Or do you always find the perfect colour as soon as you get to the paint shop?

I want that colour blue you see in France on all the shutters and doors.

I cannot describe it but have seen it so many times in books and magazines.

Are there any blue experts out there?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pretty Books to Love

Enjoyed all of them. They made for wonderful holiday reading.
Somebody just showcased their books with lovely fabric underneath. I copied you, but I cannot remember who it was. My apologies but thank you for a very wonderful idea ;)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sale...and beautiful blue

I was going through my photos before I left for holidays and discovered a common thread. I seem to love blue, apparently.
And a little note. The lovely Fiona, at Linen and Roses is having just a jolly sale on all her etsy items. 30 to 40% off. Why don't you take a peek?
I have come across a gorgeous assortment of books lately and will list them sometime this week, so do pop by again. Oh, so pretty.
Hoping your week is a wonderful one.
Lisa xo
PS Thanks so much for all the cushion love! I will also be posting some answers to questions I have received via email regarding it.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sew Amy Butler

Do you like it? I did tell you there was a surprise in the works. I made the Amy Butler gum drop pillow before I left to go to the country. I am very pleased with the result. By the way, there is no way this is a pillow. It is an ottoman or pouffe. It is huge. Massive. A definite footstool.

But oh so cute! It took me about four hours to complete. The more advanced sewers would be about two hours I would think. And loads of stuffing. Loads. The object here is to get as much in as possible to enhance that "overstuffed" look.

Well, are you going to try it? If I can do it you certainly can!
I will update you on our holidays soon.
Glad to be back with you!