Tuesday, June 30, 2009

No rain on Sunday

Tent left over from a shindig the night before.

Ambler Farm: one of my favorite places.

To celebrate the fine day -
the first day sans rain in ages,
miss is suggested a picnic

then a walk.
This is heaven for Libby.

Her ears flapping in the wind,

looks like she could take flight.

Here is our double figure 8 loop
and looking back.

I just love the lollipop trees.

We picked dessert right off the blackberry bushes.

headed for the second loop
watched these gorgeous butterflies connect

then visited the animals

new chickies - I counted 28
Libby loves the new lambies
they're old friends now

Next weekend: the garden.
We buy wonderful organic veggies here all summer.

This is where the knit wits scarecrow will reside.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The knit wits are at it again

What's this you say?
A template for our next charitable project.

The knit wits are creating a scarecrow for Ambler Farm here in Wilton.
It will make its debut at Ambler Farm Day, October 3 2009

We were inspired by this scarecrow from Atlanta

and donated to the Atlanta Textile Museum.

Here is a picture of Ambler Farm - to be continued -

Friday, June 26, 2009

It's that time again
another installment 
from Maira Kalman's
Pursuit of Happiness
or get a taste from below

Curiosity is the key to a wonderful life

and don't forget to take good, long walks

and reading
lots of summer reading planned

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thict Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Zen poet, says "the most valuable gift you can give someone is your attention".  This I learned recently from the blog entitled Hygge House.

The danger with our new technology is that you become less available to your children, your spouse, your friends and partners in your real-life world.

So as Summer begins: 
listen to hear what people are saying 
pay attention to the people you are with
consider mindfulness

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lady Slipper from garden of earthly delights - 
taken at RDC during the Squam Art Workshops.

I can still remember seeing my first lady slipper
as a young girl,
while playing in the woods 
in the Boston suburbs. 
A lady who was hiking nearby saw me admiring the flower 
and told me it was a rare flower
and warned me never to pick a Lady Slipper,
even if it was for my mother.

The next Lady Slipper I saw was about 35 years later while
hiking in New Preston, Connecticut
with my daughter who was almost the same age as I 
when I first discovered the flower.

Round and round the circle goes.

The Lady Slipper is the state wild flower of New Hampshire.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

beautiful gardenia
bonus flower that miss is received from her prom date.
the fragrance is heavenly
and still wafting through the house.
the couple looked gorgeous
and had so much fun.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A few months ago I posted about the Squam Art Workshops
and today I discovered a few bloggers who just returned from a wonderful 
three days in the woods, by the lake,
knitting, stitching, painting and lots more 
this workshop is going on my dream board...
in the "sometime category"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

teaser to add to yesterday's post.
more fabrics that i am thinking about for the fall line.
can i buy them all?
wish i could see a larger swatch of these two botanicals
this brown scroll looks nice
very nice blue brown
mingle in autumnal tones
i wonder about his one
too much olive?
i like the trees; good for a college dorm

more colorful greens
and pinks
blues are always a favorite
this is nice in pink
and in lime green
i like this one but orange is always a tough sell
but maybe paired with the pink it will be ok
any comments?
more limeade

this is called fruit salad
it reminds me of the blueberries and blackberries that I ate for breakfast

love, love, love
for memento boards because the print is soooo big
last but never least
sis boom
more sis boom
always a great seller
this one is hot

this reminds me of playing cards

and this looks delicious

so many decisions