Wednesday, April 16, 2014

yarn along with small things

I'm following Ginny from Small Things blog, she posts weekly about her current book and knitting project, great way to keep my knitting motivated and accountable. Also I love to look at everyone else's stuff. My read is part of a blog book club started by BrittanyThe Paper Garden, it's really interesting, I normally don't read biographies, about Mary Granville Pendarves Delany's life and her art of collage way before it was considered a collage. There are some beautiful pictures and they look like paintings instead of collages. My knitting, a scarf for L, of course in purple her favorite color. The basket weave pattern is actually easy, from creativebug. I will probably use fabric on one side because the yarn maybe too itchy for her.

The rose stencil I'm cutting out to make a project from Alabama Stitch book. I've been looking at inspirationrose, and rooster projects from Alabama Chanin, alot of ohhhh and ahhhhh's and can't wait to make something, probably a t-shirt.

My latest fabric buy from Owl&Drum, it's for my stash. I'm not a cat person but I thought of L and she loved it when I showed them to her. The fabrics in case curiosity strikes, on the right are from Lizzy House Catnip collection. The floral and coral fabrics on the left are Iza Pearl and the green is Heather Bailey. I'm trying to go out of my comfort zone and add a variety.

Happy Wednesday

Friday, April 11, 2014

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 
Inspired by SouleMama.

Have a great weekend! If you want to see other moments and link up visit SouleMama.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

queen elsa

 My little princess has been bugging me about an Elsa dress [Disney's Frozen]. Of course I have been procrastinating, but she was having none of that, because she starting asking what seem to be every hour this weekend. First I tried the Disney store, they were sold out. Drat! So I headed to the fabric store on my lunch hour got fabric and for under $30 she got her dress! I made a huge mistake in the back but managed to cover it up.
She did ask for glass slippers, but that one I told her was beyond me.
Have a great week!

Friday, April 4, 2014

bleeding hearts & ampersand

Land of Ampersand  -   vertical print
from the wheatfield

The weather around here is warming up and my bleeding hearts are starting to bloom! I love them, they are maintenance free and they always surprise me in the spring, can't wait to take more pictures of them later. I just learned something new about our little "&"symbol, the Ampersand. If you go here you can learn more about its origins, it's actually a really short paragraph nothing long. 
Have a great weekend,

Thursday, March 20, 2014

welcome spring

It's still slightly cool in our region but it's starting to warm up. We are soooo looking forward to spring, I love it better than summer. So my garden is bare, I have no harbingers of spring popping up so I could share a flash of color. So instead I'm sharing a work trip from earlier this week. We visited the Herman Miller show room [our vendor]. I just love going out there because I really love their products. So here is a splash of color to welcome spring. Love the Eames Hang-It-All coat rack so psychedelic! Yup, that is me spinning in the 'Spun Chair'. I felt like a kid! We ate at the Japanese restaurant above the showroom Zanmai, hibachi, it was really good,unfortunately I was to busy watching and eating I didn't snap pictures.
Happy vernal equinox,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


I took my co-worker to a new Mediterranean restaurant in downtown, Laffa, he is one of the few people willing to try new food and I will miss him more when he retires next month. Our downtown has slowly been getting an update with some new hotels, restaurants, and apartments being constructed it's actually fun to be down and about here. Laffa is located in the Brady district, north downtown. We both had the 'Shawarma,' [only picked it because it was in the Avengers movie at the end if you recall]. It was pretty good, didn't try the bread, which Laffa means bread, maybe next time. We both enjoyed the atmosphere and food!

Monday, March 17, 2014

happy st patrick's day


Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
This weekend stayed very gray. We did get some rain Sunday making us stay inside, but the kids wanted to camp. I set them up with my old tent and left them with some snacks and hot chocolate It was pretty cold, with the rain came some very tiny hail making it look like it was snowing! They lasted a couple of hours before they came in, but it made their weekend! Looking forward to some Spring colors popping in the backyard. Not much green for this St. Patrick's day just weeds...hehe!
Have a great week!
xo, estela