Thursday, August 27, 2009
I will try to check in, but no promises...there will be last minute sewing and 1st Birthday planning going on...so it may be September before I get back here.
If so, have a wonderful week!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I was at the farmer's market last week when I saw them. I knew right then that I had to have them. I would have fresh flowers on my table every week if I could. Flowers from the florist are far too expensive and my flower garden isn't large enough yet. So that is normally a no go...but these were locally grown and an awesome price. They were mine.
Friday, August 21, 2009
That statement always makes me scratch my head. Having never made pasta before, I did not posses the knowledge of the consistency to be desired. So it's times like that when I have learned to just wing it and hope I can figure it out.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Every evening my dad would play out the same ritual. He would periodically go outside to check the temperature. We didn't have a thermometer, he went purely by the feel of the evening air on his skin to test whether or not it was cooler outside than inside the house. If he deemed it to be so, we would run around the house throwing open all windows to get that cooler air moving through the house. I can remember going to bed some nights with it still feeling so hot that I couldn't even stand to sleep with a sheet over me and I have always hated not having at least something covering me, even if it is only a thin sheet. To me that's just as bad as wearing socks to bed, I just don't like it.
Which is the best version, hands down, ever of that story. Anyway, I digress...
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I hadn't intended to be gone so long. I haven't turned on the computer in just about a week. No Facebook, no e-mail, no blogging...it was a nice rest.
My sweet husband had to travel for work and he happened to be going to where his parents live. He took the babies last Tuesday and did not get home until Saturday evening.
As much as I missed them (and boy did I miss them, I don't like sleeping alone in a house anymore), I was a busy, busy bee.
I slept in.
I cleaned. the. entire. house.
I painted a step stool and a plant stand both a crisp white.
I made food only I would eat (tofu, summer squash, lentils, beets...the former vegetarian in me re-emerged).
I went to a movie (Julie and Julia...brilliant, absolutely brilliant).
I weeded the flower beds.
I went to an estate sale and a few resale shops (Cashmere sweaters, linen pants, and a first printing of Ben Hur oh my!).
And I didn't take a picture of any of it...not one!
I had a lovely time, but as soon as I heard the garage door yesterday I ran as fast as I could to open that door, scoop up my babies and kiss my sweetie.
I am rested and relaxed, but so much happier not to have to sleep in an empty house anymore. Plus, now I can get kisses from anyone, anytime I want...I can't get that in an empty house!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
While at Ikea last weekend, I finally got a covered cake stand. I have been wanting one for awhile and I just haven't seen them around very often. So when I saw one (one of only two left on the display mind you) I snatched it up. I just love the look and the homeyness that it imparts...
Thursday, August 6, 2009
On Sunday Elijah somehow got the idea into his head that he needed to have a party. I asked him what the party was for and his reply was..."I want to blow the fire." Which translates into blowing out candles. After pondering awhile, I said "OK, let's do it!" After all he refused to do anything for his second birthday back in February...here was my opportunity.
He and I went in search of a party. He kept asking if we were looking for his party and I would reply every time...yes! We got a little cake and a balloon. He could hardly contain his excitement. When we got home I put two candles on the cake...and you can see the rest in the video below...
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I have seen this pattern floating around blogland for a year or so and really like it. I was able to sew up two versions of this top (I will have to post the other at a later date...in laundry). It's Simplicity 3835. It came together fast and I was afraid that it would be too big. While sewing it, it just looked so massive, but when I tried it on I was very pleased. The way the fabric drapes is perfect, so what seemed like a lot of fabric while sewing makes more sense when on the body.