before you start reading and viewing, go grab yourself an iced coffee … this is a long one today!
i am loving this amazing window monogram from my friend over at notes from the heartland.
thankfully i have two windows that have been hanging out patiently in my mom’s basement for just this occasion. who knew?
so, i’ll be making one for me and one for my sister-in-law. can i get a whoot, whoot?
i am excited for my family reunion this weekend. this is a picture of me from last year.
can you see me? i look pretty happy huh? it’s a day full of volleyball, swimming, eating, playing cards, chattin’, laughing, more eating and then moonlight swimming at my dad’s afterward. it’s all kinds of fun.
i am thrilled that i finally figured out the species of a tree that i’ve been adoring at a house in town. tell me this isn’t beautiful…
wow. right? it’s called camperdown elm. i love it’s twisty branches and weeping form. so pretty. both in the summer and winter. mines a bit small….
but i love watching things grow… so i’m okay with that.
i am still getting fabric. i was really excited about the three pieces (yes, three..) that a received from my friend of 13 years. she knows me well, so all three of her choices were more than perfect, but this one was my favorite.
so sweet. and she also gave me three pepper plants she started from seed (i know, she treats me well) and i already have a little pepper coming! awesome! (maybe if we’re lucky she’ll live a comment below … even though i know she doesn’t like too.)
and i am also very thankful for my friend over at sweet symphanie for mentioning my little project. thanks soooo much!!
i am loving, loving alicia’s new quilt over at posie gets cozy. get over their and check it out. she’s my muse. i hope my quilt can look at beautiful as hers. i like the dimensions she has chosen (i’m thinking it may be the same as her ollalieberry ice cream quilt.) i’m planning on doing something similar. 24 x 28 patches, each 3.5 inches square. so that means i would need 672 patches! wow. crazy. depending on how things work out, i may try to get two squares out of each fabric sample to create some cohesiveness on the quilt. then i would only need 336 patches. that’s still quite a bit! and even though my mom is on board and excited about helping me with this project, i don’t think she’s confident that all you lovely people are going to provide me with enough fabric. help me show her we can!
i am obsessed with looking at beautiful kitchens. and over at design*sponge today they posted a gallery of jaw dropping images. these are my favorites:
and last but not least…
i am really digging this new-to-me blog – trendey. i’m fairly certain that their images and interiors have something for everyone. i love them all (well mostly all of them). so go grab a refill for your iced coffee and get over there.
i’m signing off for the weekend. talk to you monday!