Wednesday, August 7, 2013


we had the privilege to see fallingwater in person a couple months ago. it totally blew me away. i had this idea of how amazing it would be in person and it exceeded my expectations, which doesn't usually happen. frank lloyd wright was a genius.

the pathway that was built through the forest to get there was even cool.
i love how this picture that i took of my parents turned out. the outcroppings of rocks on the property were a real inspiration for the house.
they didn't allow photographs to be taken in the house, so i unfortunately only have pictures of the outside. here is the carport, above it was the servants quarters, which was not part of the tour. i really wonder what they looked like! 
 here you can see how the house was literally built on the rocks. this huge boulder shows up inside the house in the living room and kitchen and it is unbelievable.

 here is a peak from the driveway into the entrance. the pictures above are the rock on the other side of the driveway.

 and the iconic view.
 thanks for taking us mom and dad! i am SO glad i finally got to see this gem in person.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


it's been so exciting to see what shows up in the garden and how it changes every day. these pictures are a couple of weeks old and the blooms have since died, but are replaced by other blooms. i'm having a hard time keeping this blog up to date with the changes!
 i LOVE these tulips that i planted in the fall. the colors are gorgeous.
 oh yeah, we got a hot tub, it rules.

 i also planted these daffodils. check out the double head blooms. i didn't realize they had double blooms until they bloomed.

jasper moon quilt

our friends had a baby girl a few weeks ago. they didn't know if it'd be a girl or boy beforehand, so i waited until she arrived to make her quilt. i wanted to use one of the quilt blocks that i made at the denyse schmidt class at quilt con, but the quilt block had some pink. i was pretty sure they would have a girl, but just in case i was wrong, i waited to be sure. 
 this was the block that inspired the quilt. i added other fabrics from my stash to make it larger.

the parents are both artists so i went a little wild with the color scheme for this quilt, thinking they would appreciate it. i think they do!

Monday, May 13, 2013

flea market find and craft room update

for some reason i have neglected decorating my craft room and it is a depressing sight. this corner of the room was very dark and was also the part of it that i used the most. it's hard to imagine how a room with 6, (yes six) light switches could have a patch of darkness, but it did. i was looking for a light just like this for the space and almost just folded and bought one online a few times for a small fortune. but sometimes you just so happen to find exactly what you are looking for at a flea market for $10. i still need to do something with the cord problem. 

the seagull painting was also bought at a flea (punk rock flea market) years ago. and the sign was from my dad. 
and i picked up the spool holder a couple of years ago at a thrift store for $1. it is missing a couple of pegs, but it works! i finally hung it.
i also started to cover my chair with some cool faux bois fabric. 

still need to:
make pin board
install new flooring
hang shelving

and just because he's adorable.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


i can't believe i have had this blog for FIVE years today. luckily i set a reminder on my phone for the big 5 year mark, or i definitely would have forgotten.

a lot has changed and happened over the years. i started quilting, opened my etsy shop, enjoyed living in our old house, went to lots of flea markets, sewed a lot of crap, travelled a lot, sold my wares at the wonderful clover market, made a ton of quilts, and moved into our dream  house. i decided to close the etsy shop, which was a really hard decision. i still will be making quilts, just not selling them.

first post here, appropriately, also about spring, which is the best season.

thanks so much to those of you who have been reading along the way! i am a terrible writer, so i try to post more pictures than words.
 thanks for sticking around.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


every season in our house has been great, but now that i've spent the beginnings of a spring in our home, it is by far my favorite. i planted over 200 bulbs in the fall which are starting to come up. i blame it on martha, and me reading her mag/blog/show and thinking that when she says that she planted hundreds of bulbs, it wasn't actually by her, it was her gardeners. but anyway, it was worth it!

spring has been great to see everything that is coming up and plants are popping up that i didn't even realize we had. like this tree below, i'm not even sure what it is, but it's beautiful. and peonies. and forsythia. 

 here are some of the many bulbs i planted.
 and the gardens have hellebores, which i have always wanted.

 they work great to use indoors and they seem to last for around at least 2 weeks.
i find that it's easier to keep plants alive in this house, because it gets such great light. although i have still managed to kill a few.
 i used this area to plant seedlings, which i hope make it. they are 'hardening off' outside.

 i bought this fern that i put in my sewing room, but it's not doing so hot so i should probably move it.
 and the japanese maple is starting to bud and it looks amazing.

moz is still loving the house. but you see that boxwood below? dead. one of my failures. and i kept it alive for years at our old house! but i sort of forgot to water it all winter. oops.
and i've become obsessed with gardening/plants/outdoors lately. i am usually spending my time pinteresting the garden board, or buying plants, or planning outside, or planting outside. let's hope i keep everything alive!
my lovely mom bought me the combination below.
i saw this euphorbia blackbird below (right) and added it with some caramel heuchera and boulder blue fescua, along with creeping jenny and i think it looks great!! how cool is euphorbia? i never noticed it around before, but now i'm obsessed. the black planter i picked up at a moving sale around here and the brown pot from lowe's.

how is your spring? what are you planting?