I have made a painting for our living room where I sewed a dress onto a canvas. Now I need pages from a decadent book, get them on there and the piece will be complete. I will take a picture once it is done to share. It was a lot of fun to do and if I knew I could make money selling them, I would do more.
We have decided to forgo a built in bookcase in the living room. While I love the whole idea of some accent piece in the living room,I would rather it be the books and art work, not the bookcase/media center that would be holding it. So now we are looking at furniture similar to this console from Ballard Design. Just at a much better price.
This display from the blog Chic Provence makes me want to grow wisteria for the rest of my life and only dine under a fabulous pergola.
Thanks for putting up with my little rant yesterday. Now, even though I am as busy as a bee can be, writing, knitting and setting up the little man's play room, I wanted to share some links for all of you to enjoy.
The Roasted Heirloom Cauliflower and Chestnut Soup from Roost looks so comforting and delicious.
My obsession with cowl patterns from Purl Soho continues. The Garter Gaiter is divine.
I just heard about this book, "The Testament of Mary" by Colm Toibin and am intrigued to no end. Will have to add to my 'must read" list.
And this little fabulous ditty out of the UK, Pretty Nostalgic. A magazine that celebrates the "vintage, traditional and sustainable ways of living." Right up my alley. Toques From Underground and excellent and fascinating article about underground supperclubs in The New Yorker. Here is a stunning Craftsman Renovated home for sale in Bellevue, WA via Hooked on Houses.
I don't knit gloves or mittens, but these Podster Gloves…
The Universe has been generous and cruel to us here in our little home.
While the loss of our pup still hangs heavy, that is the cruel part, I am happy to report that we are doing better. Especially the little guy who was having the hardest time without his pet. The sobs that came from the depths of his young soul were heart wrenching, but to know he loved so hard and so well makes Isadora's existence even that more precious.
The Universe's generous part is I am thoroughly enjoying my Adult Writing Workshop through The Writer's Circle. I have learned so much in a short amount of time and I hate the idea that there are only a few more sessions. These writer's are my people and for that I am eternally grateful.
And are you ready for this? I got a part time job! Hooray!
Normally I would be cynical waiting for all the bad stuff, but not today. There is no sense in waiting for bad things to happen because they do happen regardless, so enjoy what you have while you can and stop…