Friday, April 18, 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.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

azalea festival

This past weekend we headed out to the Azalea Festival in Muskogee, OK, which runs every weekend in April. Unfortunately because this winter was colder than normal the azaleas have not yet bloomed. The tulips and dogwoods were beautiful. We may try again next month when we head out there for Renaissance Faire and see if they survived. The weather was nice and then it turned cold for the rest of the week. I did manage to make it out to Tulsa for The Brookside Herb Festival, that morning, it's small but they have really great stuff, beautiful succulents. Many of those vendors will be in Jenks for their Herb Fest this coming weekend. 
So Sunday, I had to bring the hanging baskets in because we had a freeze warning. The geraniums are looking kind of sad because they were out in the cold for a while, but we did nab some succulents! I got my burros tail [have been wanting one forever!], reminds me of my grandmother's house! I didn't take pictures of them, waiting to get some pretty pots.

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