Saturday, July 24, 2010

Flowers from the farm

Flowers from the farm, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.
Yesterday I made it to the farm early before the humidity really picked up. Luckily for me our farm share allowed me to cut 30 flowers. I have a thing for snapdragons so I made my way to them first picking only those with pink and orange hues of course. Then I walked over to the zinnias where I found myself immersed in a sea of vibrantly colored flowers with honey bees and butterflies dancing from bloom to bloom. I took my time finding the perfect ones to accompany the snapdragons, allowing the bees to finish their business before snipping the stem. More than once I stood and watched a large yellow and black butterfly flap her wings on the perfect bloom - she seemed to have the exact same taste in flowers as mine!

Once home, I cut a few of the remaining pink hydrangea blooms from the bush outside my front door. I then haphazardly arranged my bounty in an old milk glass pitcher, placed the arrangement in a spot where I could enjoy them and sat down to read my new book. All in all a lovely morning.


You can see last year's arrangement here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This is on my to-do list

From Amy Butler's latest pattern collection - knits!  Love the simplicity, the color and the yarns are also luscious.  Definitely on my knitting to-do list for the winter! 

Friday, July 16, 2010

A picture worth a thousand words and smiles.


I have happy feet.  There's really nothing much else to say.  The picture speaks for itself.  I found these over at Anthropologie on sale in a size 9.5.  To my great delight and surprise they actually fit.  They are described as needlepoint wedges but we all know that this is cross-stitch.  Made by Schuler and Sons which I think is an Anthro brand.

Happy Stitching and Walking!

For some reason the picture won't post - will take a picture of them on my feet and post later!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I love this book!

I Love Macarons

A dear friend of mine joined me on a visit to Purl Soho today.  Though I was tempted buy the new Amy Butler knitting book and yarn, I refrained for now.  Instead I came home with this absolutely lovely book about macarons.  A number of the reviews suggest that adjustments need to be made to the recipes but I'm willing to give them a try and tweak as necessary.  Plus the pictures are adorable!

Happy baking and eating!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

New Skirt for Lucy

New skirt for Lucy, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

I came across this fabric while helping my mom move out of her house. There wasn't much of it - maybe 3/4 of a yard. So, I cut a simple skirt using this pattern in the smallest size, added a slip made out of the fabric I used for Lucy's curtains and voila! A perfect summer skirt that will last at least a year as it's a tad bit long.

I had the perfect flowery top all picked out for the skirt - something I picked up at the Saks Outlet. But Lucy said it was too itchy so instead she's wearing a Mini Mouse graphic tee from The Gap. Oh well. But the girl does have style!

Happy Sewing.