Thursday, June 02, 2011

Yup.

summer.day.one

And how was your day?

Why does it already feel like the middle of the summer both in temperature and temperament around here? Does the temperature do that the the temperament? Methinks.

xoxo, Anna (who will commence to a cold beer and a comfy couch now thank you)

p.s. I so lurved reading all your very thoughtful comments about the dear sweet lace-making Yiayias in the Etsy video. I am in such good company here. thank you.

39 comments:

  1. Yep, same here, my 2 year old started the day squeezing mommy's paint all over the coffee table. But I LOVE summer:)

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  2. i don't even have a toddler and i am feeling it! glass of wine and comfy couch for me. xo.
    p.s. just got a fq stack of loulouthi - lady, you did it again! gorgeous!!!!

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  3. AnnaMaria, I loved that video. It was so inspiring. My kids were even watching it (my husband is Greek) and their names are Costa, Anastasia and Thomas (which isn't greek, but it's my dad's name). They always say that they're more Greek than Irish (highly debatable). Nice to know there's a handmade tradition in Greece too! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I thought this was going to be about how the white room was no longer white. Hah! You're still ahead of the game.

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  5. I also have a two year old who emptied the entire contents of my makeup bag in the sink and filled it with water this morning...so I am feeling your pain! Temperament, tantrums and a cold beer are also on my mind:) Now I'm off to chase a gecko back outside, if only I could squeeze in some sewing somewhere.

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  6. Hey! That looks like my place!

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  7. I hope the cold beer and *time out* on the couch did you good. Life is never dull, right? Would you care to trade places? We are setting a trap for the mouse... the mouse who is popping up from a crevice in the stove to watch us set the trap... arrgghhh! lol! wahhh! (me, laughing through the tears, 'cause I don't have cold beers!)

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  8. Oh but look at the color! Ooh that could inspire a quilt. ; )

    Enjoy the beer. Add some lime.
    Great shot by the way ; )

    ~Monika in Canada

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  9. What a sweet photo but I feel your pain. When my little girl was that age it was books. Every time I took a shower she emptied a bookshelf. After a couple of times I took it in stride and realized she was safely occupied, never destroyed a book and I got my shower. She still loves books.

    You should have seen my living room two days ago. I didn't even notice that she had brought in two sleds for her dolls to ride on until I started mindlessly putting things away. I just had to laugh when I came upon them considering how small my living room is.

    Hope you enjoy your cold one!

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  10. I've delayed handing out crayons for reasons like this one. I'm not prepared to clean up after her...especially because I know crayon will be anywhere except on the paper! lol

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  11. uuuh ooooh... creativity is all around in your house!!!! But made me smile for a while because I really know what you are talking about, I have 3 girls under 8, so a cold beer and a couch is not a bad idea at all!!!
    greetings from far away vienna (austria)!!!
    btw: I LOVE your fabrics, blog and your books!!!
    andrea

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  12. Cold beer and couch - well deserved I'd say.

    I've just finished a quilt made out of good folks and one garden party print, and I'm getting so many complimentary comments about the fabrics!!

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  13. It looks like that at my house every. single. day. :-)

    But today we're off to the zoo so hopefully little chance for toy dumping---ha ha!

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  14. Uggghhhh!!! I so can relate!!! Has he used those wonderful colours on your walls and floor yet!
    P.S. Magic Eraser works GREAT to remove it.

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  15. Looking at your photo, I feel so very at home. Jacinta

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  16. Yes!!! My kiddos have been at each other when the temp hits over 85. Last week in Ohio it was 95. I am sure you understand when I say I have gone through 2 bottles of Sangria!!!! At least it was the small bottles :)

    ps. they are not even out of school yet! I love them but man they know how to push buttons for fun!

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  17. When I saw the tiny picture in my reader I thought it was one of your latest fabric designs! Some inspiration perhaps?
    Thanks for your beautiful blog
    María

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  18. Looks like my house except the dogs would be eating the crayons! Have a great summer.

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  19. Ah great memories. It's much cuter when they do it as a 2 year old than as a 13 year old. ;) I remember playing the pick up game with them as a 2 year old "Can you find the red one?" It took forever to clean up but we had fun, now it's just "ugh, pick it up please. NOW." lol

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  20. awww...what cute little chubby legs! Makes me want one more...mess and all! wait..I've still got the second part...oh well! Hope the beer helped!

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  21. We recently had a nail polish incident here and so I am feeling your pain. California is having some freakish rain, and I might gladly trade some of your heat for that.

    I virtually clink glasses with you, and if all else fails, turn your back and keep on sewing. ;-)

    Tina

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  22. Thank you for being the amazing inspiration that you are! Mother, artist and writer! Love the new fabric, and can't wait for the needleworks collection to become available!

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  23. Anna Maria
    I appreciate your sharing through your blog.I love the pic of your young daughters getting ready to embroider ~ so inspiring! For over a wk now w/ much sadness I've thought about the beautiful video re:the Greek ladies that still spend hours doing cutwork yet are not properly compensated or their work appreciated. Not only are we not apprecating those that do this amazing work but are not appreciating our heritage or our ancestors either by not continueing to learn those sills ourselves. I hope that your recent public entrance in the embroidery world with such beautiful threads & projects will encourage hand embroidery & needlework skills for many generations to come.

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  24. oh I know just how that feels! some days you can shrug that off and smile, but others, it is enough to make you want to cry! enjoy your beer! Michelle xx

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  25. Kimberly V9:21 PM

    They must go hand in hand. I believe last year we had a grand time for a few weeks (or more) before the tempers flared. This year I think it started the first day of summer break. I love the chubby leg shot, too. so cute. A few years from now, he'll laugh and say "did I really do that"?

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  26. Honey, that's how my day looked too...and I had a Blue Moon with lunch ; ) Instant cheer in a glass!!!

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  27. I love the splash of color against the white....don't fight the chance to create..Roman didn't!

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  28. My kids last day of school was Thursday...they were bored Friday afternoon.

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  29. I have a 2.5 year old and a one year old...I so get the summer messes. Too bad I'm preggers and can't indulge in a frosty beverage.

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  30. The sunshine, the spring fever, the sense that schedules are going out the window. . . I'm there with you:)

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  31. Haha! That looks a little bit like my house this past weekend!

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  32. I also have a 2 year old boy. Enough said.

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  33. My 2 year old was playing with crayons and decided to take a black one and color in the white grout lines on our entry floor...along with a few additional scribbles. My husband was kind enough to point out that one scribble was a great human profile (urgh!)...I then proceeded to scrub it all clean! Needless to say I'm feeling your pain!!!

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  34. Head ye' to the Sprinkler! The only answer to the destructive boredom that seems to attack the under-5 subset on hot summer days.

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  35. I share your sentiments totally!!!
    Happy summer!

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