Monday, June 10, 2013

My Morning

How I love a healthy breakfast!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Church Gardens

My church's building is a fifteen sided structure with expansive garden beds. I've been delegated the entire responsibility of planting and caring for them. Recently, I transplanted a large amount of volunteer Coneflower/Echinacea plants to more appropriate locations in the beds. It's looking better and better!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sailboats on the Delaware

We drove through the heart of old New Castle (founded in 1640) and down to the boardwalk for a quick walk on the trail alongside the Delaware. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Asian Lunch with a Friend

Out and about with a Filipino friend, we decided to go Asian. Yum! The sweet and spicy dressing in the little dish when drizzled over shrimp pasta with lemongrass made it have impressive zing and character. So good!

Friday, May 17, 2013

My Morning

Mornings start with a good cup of coffee and some praise and worship music. A slightly out of tune piano is better than none at all. Singing and playing a song from my heart is integral to developing the focus of the day.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Peacock Blue Ensemble

My dear friend, Amber from PA has inspired me to start creating outfits from existing wardrobe items. I came up with this Peacock inspired outfit today. Amber is trying to make 30 new outfits in 30 days. I know I can't get that far, but I will see what I can come up with.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Quilt Blooms

Favorite patch from the latest patchwork the making.

A little pinning before "Nighty, Night."

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Not So Modern Bedroom

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know my tastes are becoming more modern...but right now, I'm enjoying my cozy bedroom complete with the braided wool rug I finished several years ago that has been rolled up and stowed in my cedar chest to prevent moth damage.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Firsts to Me

Retro inspired kitchen clock.

My very own ironing board. How I love to iron!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today's Project: Calligraphy

Sometimes it's just really a lovely thing to practice writing addresses...especially when it's your brand new address! A friend at church has asked me to help her with the naming of her non-profit cookie company to benefit missions. We were working on it last night. Back and forth the texts were flying...sharing ideas. She settled on a name I suggested! Even the slogan I made up....she liked that, too! So, you know what I'm working on today! The logo in calligraphy. Here we go!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Whipping Up Some Manna

One of my very favorite desserts: cheesecake. I whipped this up last week-end for my family here in Delaware. They loved it! There was an abundance of cream cheese. Lest it go to waste I made two cakes without a recipe. Who needs a recipe when it's so easy to put together?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Posts Coming Soon!

I've moved and settled into life in Delaware! I will be posting more very soon. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Room Temporarily

Thankfully, my friends have loaned me a headboard. Not my style, but I think it will suffice for a bit.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spring Blooms Early

Sometimes 4:30 AM is the best time to have a French Press and get crackin' on the next quilt project!

Vintage fabrics from my Gran'ma Eva, quilter

and a few more from a favorite quilting shop down the road.

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Little Magazine

Sometimes it's nice to discover treasures in dusty boxes. Here's a copy of one of my little magazines published almost nine years ago!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Little Quilt Shop

Dashed up to a favorite quilt shop recently in a neighboring country town. I noticed several things for the first time:  the antique door with a fascinating iron pull and the ancient scrabble game in the shop window. So quaint!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pinning Binding

There's only one way I like pinning binding which helps prevent being pricked.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Heavenly Sandwich

Yes, you guessed it! That's an avocado sandwich with buttermilk bread, real mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic and a spritz of lemon juice. Weird? Maybe. But quite delicious! 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Winter Textures

The winter landscape inspired this ensemble. Cable sweater, embroidered jacket and soft cappuccino scarf. The herringbone skirt and leather shoes are not shown, but I'm sure you can imagine. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Tea Art

Colorful teacups are cheerful on a bleary winter day.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bedtime Read

What is cozier than a down type comforter and a good book at bedtime?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Le Bleu Dish

Oh yes! I broke down and purchased this gorgeous hexagonal trinket box for my future abode. Half off at Hobby Lobby and sure to be a favorite. It's the obvious catchall for coins and safety pins.  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Home From Childhood

Last Thursday evening I enjoyed a dinner with some good friends at their home in the country. I was quite amazed that the living room looked exactly as I remembered from the early 1990's! Oh what a lovely day I recalled Easter egg hunting as a child!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Soup's On!

Just in case you need a soup to bolster to you up these days. I whipped out this clear vegetable soup with the following ingredients and it hit the spot! Carrot, celery, cabbage, garlic, bay leaves, white rice, olive oil, bouillon, water and a dash of salt. So easy. So delish!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Everyday Patterns

There are amazing patterns around us all the time, but I think we take them for granted. This tin ceiling pattern can be found in the backroom of a dentist's office where the ceiling has not yet been lowered. It's a shame that anyone would ever lower the ceiling of an old building. It ultimately compromises the integrity of the architecture. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gold, Yellow, White and Lots of Lace

Decorations complete. Games chosen. Game and door prizes purchased. Favors purchased. Now to finish the talk for the event. Yes, that tea pot is part of the decor, but it's also a door prize (filled with chocolate kisses!)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Upcoming Ladies' Event

Busy as a bee organizing the decorations, games and talk for a ladies' event this weekend. 
Photos will be posted as soon as possible. Have fun and very safe weekend!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Blueberry Muffins

...and they're gluten-free!

Friday, January 11, 2013

What a Dollar Store Barrette Inspires

How to Spend Free Time


A book of English poetry, a French Press, a sweater, a comforter and a heated bean bag from the bestie.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Juicing Citrus

The juice of tangerines, oranges and a little lemon is just the ticket to refresh you.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Quilt in the Making

Swirls, twirls and pinwheels...