Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Knob
A teeny, tiny peninsula donated to the town by a wonderfully generous lady who wanted to share her beauty with the multitudes.  

One of the prettiest spots on the Cape - and tucked away so it is a hidden gem.
We took a nice walk on the 26th:
 sisters, husbands and cousins
perfect blue sky, brilliant sun and pleasant temperature

the day after a lovely celebration with family 

delicious dinner - scrumptious sweets and fun yankee swap

how are those onion glasses?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Greetings
from our house 
to yours

Here is our cozy spot
the upside down house
Early in the morning, sun just coming up.
No fire burning yet
Just put up the decorations on the 19th & 22nd!
This wreath was made by my mother in the seventies
and it hung above our fireplace for years and years.
Every time I pull into the driveway
the wreath makes me smile 
I remember my mother who died so many years ago.

with best wishes for a wonderful Christmas
and health, happiness and peace for the new year.
ps. thanks for reading

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It was a winter wonderland.
 A new snow storm every day:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday

But the snow did not slow down the festivities.
The bride and her maid of honor 
looking lovely as they
braved biting cold and lots of snow. 

pine and white flowers

one of the beautiful bouquets at the reception
Maid of honor's bouquet a few days later
and it still looks lovely.
 It was a wonderful wedding.
Sarah you looked beautiful.

Friday, December 19, 2008

clever card 
perfect with a wedding present
tying the knot,
the love knot 

we are going to a wedding this weekend
and there is a big snowstorm headed our way
the bride and the attendants will be in winter white
outside will be a winter wonderland
it should be beautiful

 best wishes sarah and Jjjjjjjjjjjohn 
(some of my keys aren't working?''''
must be a bug in the system


card by Alyson fox as seen on design sponge
"a simple line can make me feel so much " F

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I forget where I found this picture...
I was trolling around the blogosphere...
sorry, that I cannot properly credit the creator.
It is magical 
draws you in like a good story.
Look at the layers: a drawing, a photograph, a painting
the color red is wonderful...
I have been daydreaming about a story to go with this illustration.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

fantastic paper cut-outs
by Yulia Brodskaya
Russian graphic designer & illustrator
seen on swissmiss, of course

i have been on overload
too tired to do much of anything tonight
read the paper
read some blogs 
and came across these 
clever and creative

good stuff brewing
but going into winter hibernation soon

Friday, December 12, 2008

Welcome to Ambler Farm

My second favorite place in town;
the first being my cozy upside down house.

The property was left to the town
by a fifth generation Ambler family member.

We take our dog Libby there almost everyday for a good run.
We buy our organic vegetables at the farm stand in the summer

And in December we buy our Christmas tree and wreaths at the farm.

I am volunteering at the farm this weekend to help sell trees. 
Hope it's not too cold.

Another annual fundraising event 
at the farm is the
 Art of the Wreath.
All sorts of folks decorate and donate wreaths,
which are then sold at a silent auction.

This year, my Knit Wits group of friends 
knit mini sweaters, ponchos, mittens & stockings
and then decorated a wreath.
Here it is.

The owner of Knitting Central just had to have it
since one of the Knit Wits took a Knitting Central class
 on minutiae knitting.
mini socks - socks are hard enough, but minis!
It is now hanging in the front window of Knitting Central.

Some of the other Knit Wits couldn't help themselves 
and just kept knitting more and more minis.

Prodigious output.

The most successful wreath of the night 
pictured below

Horseshoes soldered together with a piece of metal.
It was found in the attic of the barn.
It sold for $700.
Nice piece of change for the farm.

Ideas for next year.
Photo below from Marie Claire.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

 Very excited about jennifer's post on me!  

click on the link

Thanks for the pop Jennifer - 

and poor george, hope he feels better soon.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

winter wonderland

inside too

sis boom show

look and behold all of these vibrant colors
too bad my pics aren't better
sparkly banners
tropical cottons for the winter escape
happiness everywhere in the color and whimsy
of all things sis boom
for all you readers who LOVE color
this stuff is for you
imagine greeting every morning with this quilt on your bed
hello sunshine!!!
last but not least my Christmas Card boards with Sis Boom fabric

Jennifer is having a big sale on Friday, December 12th
quilts and clothing 50% off
Christmas ornaments 20% off
go to her blog for details

Monday, December 8, 2008

7 December 2008
Pat Kurs reporting from Miami Basel

Enough of the doom & gloom.
Let's wear rose-tinted glasses
or blue or orange.
The economy is tough,
but it will get better.

Be careful with what you spend
and this is coming from someone 
who really hoped people would shop this season.
I have a lot of inventory.
But this is a time to regroup.
Look for happiness and goodness
and interesting ways to stretch a buck.
Put a rose tint on the bleak outlook
amazing how the perspective can change.

Life's little pleasures 
can make such a big difference.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Trunk Show 

Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Santa stopped by yesterday

Friday, December 5, 2008


thanks to d.h. for 
sending me to Comedy Central
click below to watch 
Arianna Huffington 
about the Huffington Post's new book on 

Funny interview.  

Engaging Personality.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Anatomy of my fun, cheerful 
Sis Boom Christmas Card Tree 

After weeks of procrastination, I got down to my task
on Monday night after a full day at the office
I cut the squares...

laid out a pattern of sorts

pulled out the sewing machine
looking good

all together
a little weary at 11:30 pm 
but pleased with the result

Tuesday - night of construction
Cheerful Christmas Card Boards
just slip the cards in between the fabric and ribbon
Ball fringe used for the first time - I thought it would look like ornaments.
Another late night finish
 just in time for the Sis Boom show.
Delivered to Jennifer's house on Wednesday 
along with frames and needle cases seen in yesterday's post