Monday, March 30, 2009


Over the weekend I had some time for a little hand sewing. I started on a hexagon patterned quilted block. I think it is to become a hot pot holder since I don't usually have the endurance to take hand sewing much farther.
With Easter only a couple weeks away I have to get gifts in order for the nieces and nephews. In the past I've knit bunnies, but decided to do something different this year. It is a freebie embroidery pattern from Wee Wonderfuls. One down and few to go...

Friday, March 27, 2009


Broadway Rose...what a fantastic name for these dishes. Yet another gift from my lovely mama. She knows so well what I love.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Chicago finally offered its citizens a day of respite from the freezing cold. Luke and I took advantage of the warm, windy day by enjoying a long walk along the river park with Clemmie, our little beagle. Clemmie was very excited to meet another beagle along the way, a sweet little puppy only seven months old.

I also bought some daffodils to brighten the house. I love how cheap and easy they are to find this time of year.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Throw pillows never come easy to me. It isn't the construction I find hard, but just making something that I actually want sitting in my house a month later. So here is yet another attempt. I'm feeling a bit more pleased than I normally do at the end of pillow project, but only time will tell. Creating all the little tucks by hand was tedious, but enjoyable too.
A couple weeks ago my mom and I spent the day at a few of our favorite Chicago thrift stores. As I always tend to do, I loaded up on a pile of lots of little mismatched dishes. A creamer dish, lots of little plates and saucers, set of gold-plated port glasses, and a mound of cereal bowls (we never seem to have enough).
To this day it still boggles me that people don't appreciate the thrilling hunt of thrift stores. To dig through a mound of junkie old Christmas platters and discover a nineteenth century ironstone serving dish edged in pink at the bottom. How could it get any better than that?