Friday, September 30, 2011

A sneak peek, a shop update and other stuff which makes this a really long post...

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Hello, dear friends and TGIF!
I hope your week has been filled with lovely bits.

I have some new pieces in the shop
which I would like to share with you, 
but first,
here's a little sneak peek of a new
color story for the 
Falling Feathers Cowl...
Coming soon to Fringe...

 I love the combination of cinnamon red, plum and chocolate brown.
It's warm and vibrant and a real eye-catcher.

There are a few new pieces
available at Fringe
right now....











I've been busy,
needles, hooks and yarn a-flyin'!

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Some other things I've been up to this past week?
Well...here's a week in pictures...

Our boy turned 15 last Friday.
*sniff*
He had 2 friends over,
we went Go-Karting,
then to dinner,
then home for cake (cheesecake).
All per his request.

It was a whirlwind evening of 
teenagers,
silliness,
laughter,
and too much sugar.

I started a little project,
for myself.
*gasp*

I had a little cocktail on Thursday.
Grapefruit IZZE and vodka.
Delicious and relaxing.

I snipped some of the last of this round of roses
from our garden
yesterday morning.

It's been mostly overcast for the past
two weeks.
Yesterday afternoon,
the sun peeked through!
Amazing how the sun brings such a lift.

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There's more to tell you, darling dears,
but I'm going to hold off until next time.

If you lasted through this entire post,
I thank you,
and I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

As always,
thank you for being you.

Much love...
xo



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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mammoth (cont)...

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Happy Monday, dear ones!
I hope you had a rejuvenating weekend.
I'd like to start this week off with more
Mammoth memories.

These particular photos evolve around our
super secret fishing spot.
We spend a good part of our
Mammoth vacations
 fishing.

Our spot is simply heavenly.
Photos really don't do it justice,
but hopefully you'll get a sense of
the grandeur of nature through these
amateur photographs of mine...

The view from above our fishing spot.

I like to sit in the grass in this very spot
next to the lake inlet
when I'm not fishing.
Many ideas are born here.


It's a bit of a grueling hike to our spot,
here is the lush setting along the way.

 Magnificent view of the lake
and the mountains,
standing on the meadow.

 Can you believe this water?
It's amazing.

 Late in the afternoon,
the sun makes the lake dance.

 Our boy,
the fisherman,
wearing his tweed cap (of course).
He caught a fish on his very first cast of the day!

A soaring eagle
made our first day of fishing
complete.


Thank you for visiting.
I hope you are off to a fantastic start
to your week!

I'll be back soon with 
new Fringe AW 2011
items to show you.
I've been busy creating...

Much love,
xo


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

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On 9/11/01
We felt helpless.
Completely devastated.
Numb.

We got out the flag that we reserved
for the usual holidays,
Ron climbed up on the ladder
and put it in it's place above the front porch.

It's never come down.
We've had to replace the flag twice.
This is our third one.
They do get ravaged by
the weather...

As we were ravaged
on that early September morning.
Against a crystal clear,
bright blue sky.

When so many never lived to see the sunset that day.
Never to kiss their loved ones again.
Many performing final,
selfless,
heroic
acts.

Heroes
made their marks.
Such as the man in the red bandana...

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Today, all day.
Three candles burning,
for three crash sites.






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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Routines work...

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The morning routine.
Breakfast
&
journal writing.

Tell me, dear ones,
do you keep a journal?

If you don't,
I hope you'll think about taking it up.
It's infinitely good for the soul.

Thank you so much for visiting,
and thank you for being you.
xo



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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cold Comfort...



My latest addition to
Fringe AW 2011.

A tribute to one of my favorite movies
(and book, of course),
Cold Comfort Farm.

“It was winter. 
The grimmest hour of the darkest day of the year. 
The Golden Orb had almost disappeared behind the interlacing fingers of the hawthorn.”
~ Flora, Cold Comfort Farm

urban prairie
vintage feel
shades of glorious green
rustic posy brooch  




{Sometimes when I've finished a piece,
the name just leaps out at me.
This was one of those pieces,
and one of those times.}

More new pieces arriving
(almost) daily.

Stay tuned...

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Much love!
xo



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Monday, September 5, 2011

I have a thing for shacks...

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...and there are two sweet little shacks
on the way up the mountain to our favorite
fishing spot.

We pass them every year.
And every year,
I fall a little more in love with them.

You'll just drive along this road...
expansive views of mountains,
flatlands,
the occasional waterfall,
and then...


The two little shacks appear.
One larger than the other.
They're just perfect.





Oh, how I wish I could own this bit of land.,
There's even a sweet little stream.
I wouldn't change a thing.

Except perhaps
add a third,
more livable,
little shack
for our visits.

Happy Labor Day, dear ones,
and thank you for stopping in!
I hope you have a beautiful week.

I'll be back this week
  with more new Fringe pieces.

xo



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Friday, September 2, 2011

The Horse's Mane...

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She was a lonely girl
being raised by an often ill mother.
There was very little money.

She shared her innermost feelings with no one.
Except for a horse named Buttons.

She would spend hours braiding Buttons’ long mane
into the most elaborate styles she could think of.

All the time,
whispering her hopes and fears
into her best friend’s ever-listening, soft, fuzzy ears.


 Rustic prairie
Nostalgia, be still my heart
Gentle tones
Kilt pin
 


AW 2011 Fringe Collection

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Stay tuned...
xo

P.S. Thank you for being you.



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