Monthly Archives: October 2009

girl time

still thinking about last week’s girl’s night.
carmelized onion, mushroom, baby spinach pizza from gourmet
roast butternut squash and arugula salad with warm cider vinaigrette
warm apple and cranberry crumble with vanilla ice cream
pinot noir
beyond yum.
and, of course, so good to get together and catch up!
image: weheartit

she’s the one

here she is!
we finally chose our little lady this weekend (or, rather, she chose reid!)… the pups have their 1st vet appointments and shots this week and will be ready to go this weekend.
i am really over the moon.
we are still undecided on a name- my favorite is back to “blondie” with “poppy” as a back up, while reid might be stuck on “lucy.”
many more pics to come, i’m sure!

play quilt

this is quite a belated post… but when the joy-rush of finishing a project comes over me, there is normally no time for photographs.
i made this play-quilt for my niece, anya, last holiday season.
i love that it isn’t overly-girly, but still sweet.
i mixed the cotton wovens with a fine-wale corduroy and flannel for texture play.
i had the fabulous alexander henry zoo print in my stash for SO long, and was thrilled to put it to good use!

the animals provided a fun pattern for the quilting, so i picked a random assortment and stitched around them in contrasting thread.

miss blue eyes snuggling up to the finished project!

and now that we have used the coin quilt on our summer bed all season, perhaps i can finally take it out for a shoot this weekend!

sad day.

conde nast announced yesterday that they are closing four more of their beloved magazines. amongst them, Gourmet and our very favorite, Cookie.
after Domino shut down last year, I am really not sure that I can take much more.
we were lucky enough at Sarah Waldo Organics to have clothes featured in Cookie, and so enjoyed their fresh take on children’s fashion shoots.
hopefully, they will keep their website live so we can continue to enjoy the eye candy of there nesting blog with INSANELY inspiring home tours (my fave here!) and insightful city guides.