Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The kitchen smells of cloves and vinegar with an undertone of dill. An hour and a half peeling pearl onions and this is what we got - 3 small cocktail jars of pickles. It looked easy on Martha's site. Easy is not the same as fast! Is there a machine for this?
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Sunday, July 19, 2015
The heat combined with the beauty of the garden drives me back indoors to explore the nuances of green.....mmmm
fabric stash, watercolours, acrylic wash, embroidery thread - time to gather up shades for a new collection! No pressure to create today, just to gather input. It's been a long time!
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Saturday, January 24, 2015
So what? You might well ask! To me it is a small miracle. A bud, the promise of a flower in the snowy minus 20 days of January, emerging in the windowless basement - no water, no light (it truly is only a storage place) - just hope.
Happy longer days to everyone! Bring on the beautiful sun!
at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Not new, no, but a great source for the obscure and hard to find...fine linen! silk.. not to mention this childhood literary inspired yardage.
Two years ago I needed period fabric for historic costumes - linen, wool, etc. I ended up ordering from the States with great results! Since then, I have seen more and more specialty on- line sites. A few months ago, I was sourcing diaper supplies. Between the small yarn dye-ing businesses and fabric suppliers, it appears there are many DIYers out there!
Thought some of you might find this link useful:
"The big list of online Canadian fabric, patterns and notions stores"
And, of course, not Canadian based, but a wonderful source of fine heirloom sewing supplies, marthapullen.com
at 9:03 PM