Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Went for a woodsy walk over the weekend. It was great to be out in the fresh November air. The woods were peaceful, other than our noisy band of children. We walked for about three hours with only a handful of clementines and a bag of pretzels. Next time we will remember to bring sandwiches!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Free Shipping within the US on anything in my shop Friday November 25-Monday 28! Enter code HOLIDAY2011 at checkout.

Enjoy the long weekend, folks!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Feeling inspired by color and pattern recently.

We're getting ready to host Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year. After so many years of traditional New England food, this year we're going to try something different, more southern.

Deep fried turkey (okay, my husband's doing this...I've got nothing to do with it, except when it comes to eating it)
Cornbread stuffing
Creamed collard greens
Shrimp Gravy
Pecan bourbon bread pudding

I bought an unbelievable amount of butter and heavy cream today at the grocery store.

All recipes excepting the turkey from the November 2011 issue of Bon Appetit

Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The 36 Shea Holiday Sale will take place Sunday, December 4th from 1 to 5 pm.

Please join Studio Carta, Forest Karma Soap, and Jill Bent for an afternoon of shopping and holiday treats!

36 Shea Road
Cambridge, MA 02140

Lovely stationery, ribbons, twine, handcrafted soap, hats, pillows, scarves, and more!
Feel free to bring a friend or two along.
Parking is available on the street and free on Sundays.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I just added these wool pillows to my shop. Made from the softest vintage blankets.
And a heads up that next weekend Friday, November 25-Monday, November 28, I will be offering free shipping within the US on everything in my shop. I'll post the coupon code closer to the date.

My favorite Selby post ever.
Beautiful travel blog.
Finally watched True Grit and The King's Speech. Both so good and available on Netflix now.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mostly working these days, not taking many photos. Sewing what feels like a billion lavender pillows for my upcoming holiday shows.

I love the geraniums in my neighbor's upstairs window and the fact that she painted the top of her stairs red recently. It will make looking through my window this winter more cheery!

I moved the blue table indoors to house my own geraniums. I'm determined to get them to bloom vigorously this winter. I hope they will co-operate.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My shop is part of the new Poppytalk Holiday Market, which just opened yesterday!

As always, Poppytalk has curated a beautiful group of shops.
Some of my favorites at first glance are:

Claudia Pearson



Fog and Swell

Stitch and Tickle

Albertine Press

Happy holiday shopping! (I haven't even begun to think about mine yet!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I've been knitting this sweater from Quince & Co. The pattern (although simple) was initially a bit out of my comfort zone, meaning I had to learn a few new things about knitting as I went along. One thing I learned the hard way. When a pattern says use a size 11 needle, don't try to get away with using a 10.5. I was knitting along, thinking I could get away with it, only to find once I got to the sleeve separation that the gauge was wrong, the sweater was too small, and I would need to start over, and invest in the proper size needles! But now, it's coming along after that minor mishap! I've got the bottom edge to finish and then the sleeves. I'll admit, I'm a little nervous about the sleeves, again a bit out of my comfort zone. But I'm hoping when all is said and done, I will have a nice cozy sweater to wear this winter.