Friday, May 27, 2011


spaghettini with cherry tomatoes, garlic, arugula and fresh grated parmesan. what i really wanted was some sushi and a cold beer, but since that can't happen for a little while, i made this with what was kicking around (about to go bad) in our fridge. it turned out pretty tasty!

and thank you for the baby excitement! it is pretty exciting for us (and just a little bit scary at times...)

have a nice weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

it's a .......

we found out a little while ago what we were having.

this was how we told our families via email. (all of my family is across the country. or in australia)

did you figure it out? we thought it was pretty simple but a couple of my family members weren't too sure. (in their defense, the cake was meant to be a little more pink. oh well, i still managed to eat most of it.) it's a girl!

it's a good thing because a few months before we found out i had already pieced together this quilt top for her out of fog linen scraps and some dusty pink linen i had on hand. i guess maybe i already knew?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


it's been pretty lousy spring weather here lately and i've been really sick with a super sized cold. so some cheery flowers placed around the house have been helping me along.

some incredible technicolor roses to mark an important 5 year anniversary for me. they are fair trade too, so they are doubly good!

fragrant peonies brighten up a sunday filled with kleenex and vicks vapo rub.

and i'm surprised how much i'm digging the simple carnation these days. super affordable and they last forever, i like them all one color and kept tight in the vase. they have been my go-to flower for our little memorial for sara.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

not so focused....

so, what do you do when you need to be working on store orders, custom orders, a quilt to be finished (with a fast approaching deadline) and a bad head cold while you are 7 months pregnant?

why, you make a couple lavender/flax eye pillows of course. what's wrong with me?

(thank you denyse schmidt for the pattern!)