Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
It all started with a gift of a salad bowl almost twenty years ago and since then my Vallance pottery collection has taken over my kitchen. Quite a few pieces I have found at garage sales and thrift stores.Obviously, they did not appreciate the simple beauty of this pottery.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I will make a bag out of just about anything, especially if I can recycle or repurpose an item such as a tea towel, a tablecloth, a skirt, or even a napkin. Such was the case for the bag I made this weekend- the bag is a little smaller then the ones I usually make but it's still a good size for shopping. Used all three napkins that I found at a thrift store and lined the bag with cotton fabric from my stash.
Monday, September 8, 2008
The mornings are nice and cool and by afternoon the sun is hot. It turned out to be a good weekend, picked more tomatoes, cooked up some sauce, froze four containers of parsley, washed three pillows worth of wool, and tried out a Barefoot Contessa recipe for apple crostata. It's way too rich so I don't think I will make it again.
Talked to my friend- her father's passing was in her words, "..beautiful, peaceful with no struggle."
Glad that she was there to help and witness and say goodbye.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
We are always searching for a place to have a quiet morning walk. This morning, for the first time, we had a very enjoyable walk in the Aberdeen Hills. The roar of the traffic far below us was still discernible but Valodya did not have to use his earplug (bonus) ; walking is great but walking and talking is much sweeter.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
It was a very short time ago that a good friend introduced me to one of her good friends. And just the other day, I found out that she suddenly passed away last week. It was very quick, one minute she was here, always with a smile, a helping hand, a generous soul. I was very saddened at her passing, but glad that I had the chance to meet such a giving person.