Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Around our Summer
Hi everyone. It is so busy here. I blink and the day is over. Today I thought we could play match the bullet points to the photos. Ahhehehehegg-hemm. Here we go.
:: I am learning to look on the bright side of the garden. Flowers are blooming in riotous ways.
:: I am learning to ignore the dark side of the garden. Weeds are blooming in riotous ways.
:: I need to dig up and rearrange a few things, but try not to think of that every time I walk by.
:: By a few things I mean almost all of it.
:: I have hired Joseph as my gardener. I love stroking his ego from the garden bench nursing the baby by telling him how awesome he is while he pulls weeds as tall as me from the dirt.
:: I could not be more excited about fabric right now! (This whole year really! Still two more collections to launch this year. ) My Hand Drawn Garden collection is here, there, and everywhere. They are a curation of my favorite Garden Party & Drawing Room prints, all rolled into one pretty group of quilting cottons.
:: And that pretty quilt- that's the Flight Map Quilt pattern that has been on hold for developing for like ever.
:: My life stopped for a bit there, remember?
:: It is starting again, and lots of projects that were on hold are getting their wheels turning towards completion.
:: I made some Pleasant Pathways Shorts for Juliana from one of the new colorways!
:: That's her up there in that riotous Canna. I can't wait to shed some baby chub and steal them right off her skinny little rear.
:: Oh and not that she needs me to make things for her seeing as how she has her own stinkin line of fabric now.
:: Yup. It's over here, and it's called Rosette. And I love it. Really love it. Soooo her.
:: We've used it quite a bit already. Baby dresses. Baby bloomers. Patchwork. Window Panels.
:: It looks so pretty with Denyse's Shelbourne Falls which I absoflippintutely adore. That is most of what is patching that rocker.
:: That is most of where I spend my time. In that rocker. Nursing. And watching documentaries on my phone while nursing. And drinking Pellegrino while watching documentaries on my phone while nursing.
:: Which has a lot to do with why some other things are moving slow.
:: So my downstairs studio got divided into a nursery and studio by way of a new wall and door.
:: It's pretty great I must say. I got that pretty rug here. I got that gorgeous Greek Needlepoint on Ebay. There's another one of a man playing a flute that I am going to frame and put over the piano. Because flute art goes over a piano, everyone knows that.
:: Juliana has been home all summer which is so beyond wonderful I can hardly express it. She has been using baby Mary Anna's new room because baby Mary Anna is of course in ours.
:: Everyone else is generally in their own.
:: Though we spend a lot of time (all of us) (yes that's nine people) in the new nursery.
:: We could have a 20,000 square foot home and I think we would still all cram into 50 sq. feet all day.
:: It's weird.
:: I can't wait to show you more pictures of the nursery. But the young fashion student turned fabric designer turned hey I can throw my stuff everywhere needs to pick up first.
:: She's really not that messy.
:: Roman is learning to take photos. (Find that one!)
:: I have a new class on CreativeBug!
:: I was quite pregnant during the video shoot for the last few classes.
:: I might look particularly tired in this new class, please don't let it distract you from the awesomeness of needlepointing onto a sweatshirt.
:: Cause it is awesome.
:: Jeff put a rope swing onto one of giant cedar trees in the back yard. The kids go crazy laughy screamy nuts out there pushing each other on it.
:: It's the terrifying kind of laughter that borders on I wonder if they are enjoying it or are about to really injure themselves.
:: That tree view above is all I can see from my studio window and all the swinging is blocked by branches.
:: I think it's for the best.
:: Also the little Miss smiles all the time the past few days.
:: When she's not crying or puking or sleeping that is.
:: In other words, she is the perfect baby.