Monday, April 21, 2014

Pale & Interesting


"Take your needle, my child,
and work at your pattern -
it will come out a rose by and by. 
Life is like that . . . one stitch
at a time, taken patiently."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


Featured: a new crochet pillow and one of those 
fashionable succulents 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Orange is the New Black


For Passover this year I went with an orange-yellow theme
to complement the beautiful spring we are having
I naturally began with a trip to my local nursery
I planted Tagettes in paper cups in painted them with watercolors
and made mini-doillies for the candles
(the rest of the table - tablecloth, napkins, etc. - was white)
I made a couple of gift bags from an old movie poster
and cut pineapples for desert
and my niece Dana made an orange drawing and dressed to match!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Avital!


For Avital's birthday I made her a new TV blanket
we celebrated today and I gave it to her


some of the wool has a silver thread woven in and it shimmers
I'm not sure you can see it in the photos


I folded the blanket and put in some lavender sachets before wrapping it
so that it would smell sweet when she opened the package


Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Passover!


Happy Passover / Easter to everyone!
Enjoy the season - and the time off from work!


Friday, April 11, 2014

The Worried Toys


Spring has arrived and armed with a broom
mother decides to clean out the room
when she is done the toys sigh and cheer
they have all survived to play another year


Featured: a new pinwheel pillow

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On the Beach


I have a new obsession - 
a (very) early morning walk on the beach


I feel as if I've stumbled on a secret world
of earnest and industrious people
like a secret club


It is making my whole day better
and where I go, my camera goes with me



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