unexpected treasures

Posted on 31 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, projects

(i’ll never not be fascinated by the coleus) a few days ago i got a nice email from my friend kim and i often exchange fun packages (we really do have to restart our chocolate exchange kim). well, recently while in NYC with her son, she was in an east village shop and came across […]

parts is parts

Posted on 29 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, projects

it’s been one of those days when i had to settle for accomplishing things in pieces. you know the kind—eventually, at some point, it all pulls together but for most of the day you are making small events happen with no final product. but hey, i’ll take parts—they do eventually become something, right? i knew […]

i love me a good weekend

Posted on 27 CommentsPosted in designing, lace/shawls, projects

this was just one of those schu-we-e-et weekends that had everything—i got lots done, we had good meals and good company to go with, we worked hard and took “naps”, and rode bikes . . . man, i hate when it ends but it makes getting back to the work week seem a little easier. […]

some carnage we got here

Posted on 21 CommentsPosted in food and garden

as with every saturday lately, the morning was spent out in the garden working, rearranging, watering and dealing with the bugs (more on that later). i thinned the swiss chard again, taking out about half, now that it is a good 9–12 inches high. the rest can get even bigger i hope. success is sweet; […]