Archive for May, 2008

Lovely Days

We moved from a small, pristine New England coastal town with a gorgeous beach, endless salt marshes and a winding river to a developed, congested mid-size town outside of Boston. When I would tell people where we were moving to, I saw the disappointment in their eyes. How could I leave such a great little town for the suburban sprawl?

This is why.

Ok, I’m being a tiny bit defensive here. I have judiciously cropped out the scrap heaps behind the barn and the industrial park is right behind the tree line. But still. It’s a great yard and we’re very lucky.

More unpacking and organizing to do. I can’t wait to get started on the sewing room!

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May 30, 2008 at 10:47 am 2 comments

Welcome Home

It’s been crazy moving in and I’m exhausted but here are a few reasons why it’s so worth it. The baby ducks are huge now. The kids chase them around for fun and I chase them around fruitlessly trying to herd them to their house at night. They’re not very cooperative. There’s lots of quacking and I end up running to and fro. It’s not a pretty sight.

We planted this herb garden for my mother-in-law last year and the sage, chives, thyme and oregano have already come back with a vengeance. I’ve added parsley, rosemary, cilantro and basil. Hopefully some tasty dishes are in our future.

I’m glad we got the internet back after almost a week. Lots to catch up on. More later.

May 22, 2008 at 7:56 pm 4 comments

Moving Day

Sorry to be so lax in posting of late. It’s moving day tomorrow. It’s chaos around here. Stick around for some fresh new updates next week!

May 16, 2008 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

Almost Done

I got the Chez Moi quilt back from the machine quilter yesterday. Wheeee! Very exciting. There’s no binding on it yet and my preliminary measuring of the brown tonal has me barely eeking out the necessary length. I’ll figure that out somehow. Nevertheless, I’m so excited. The wonky star looks great. And I love the colorful variegated thread in the quilting. The quilting certainly hasn’t tamed the colors in any way but it has unified the overall look somehow. I think it’s striking but not jarring.

I tell myself that if I race, I may be able to get this on our bed soon after our move. Who am I kidding, we’re moving next week. Anytime in the next month will be lucky considering how much needs to be done during the whole moving chaos. More photos when it’s truly finished.

May 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

Warning Label Mania Fails Me

When cans of peanuts need to be labeled with an allergy warning reading “Contains Nuts”, things are a little out of hand, am I right?

Well, here’s one warning that I would have liked to read… Do not use Mr. Bubble in a whirlpool tub.

Picture if you will … Sunday afternoon at Grammie’s new house … three toddlers (my boys and their cousin) playing … dinner’s over … let’s have a bath … we’ll try the new cool bathtub. Yeah!

Warm water running, I pour the Mr. Bubble into the tub in the manner in which we use regular old Johnson’s Baby Wash at home. Ooh, lots of full bubbly lather.

Add three children, turn on the jets and watch out. Bubbles rising up to their chins, spilling out onto the bathroom floor, threatening to overtake the two grandparents and four parents who are laughing uncontrollably.

May 6, 2008 at 7:56 pm 1 comment


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