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Reasons to be cheerful

1. New pillowcases, because it’s finally hit me that pillows and sheets need not be a matched set. I predict more of these handmade lovelies in my future. 2. Daydreams about new paint colors and cheery makeovers. 3. Strawberry jam, made with local berries I picked myself. 4. Bowls of after-supper ice cream. 5. Putting […]

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I found Kitschy Christmas

But it’s about eight-and-a-half months too late… Last October I bought prints from Moda’s Christmas Past collection to make the above napkins. I wanted something with a fun, retro feel, and this collection was about as close as I could come. I like it well enough, and would have just lived with it, if not […]

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Where old tv cabinets go to die

When we got our new TV a few months ago, we took the opportunity to dispose of the TV cabinet we’d had since before we were married. Actually, Neil had it before we were even dating. So, yes, it had some history, but neither of us ever liked the darn thing. We kept it around […]

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Where cameras fear to tread

I would have loved to start off this post with an image of our spare bedroom. It is the 2nd largest of our three bedrooms, and is currently housing Neil‘s desk and a bevy of books from Neil’s old store. I wish I could share images of this room with you, because it’s quite impressive […]

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Today was Wednesday

As, indeed, it should have been. I packed up a big pile of orders, which will be going out tomorrow. I visited a local farmers market and found the first blueberries of the season. And I finished another bag. This one is for you, Jen! And then, because I had more of that main fabric […]

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Perpetual weekend

I still haven’t shaken that weekendy feeling I posted about yesterday.  Frankly, I don’t have a problem with that, but some of the side-effects are a bit problematic.  For instance, on a weekend, I have a tendency to let my email pile up, I don’t generally process orders, and I certainly don’t ship anything.  You […]

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Happy Saturday! Click on the image above to see the photo credits for my Flickr favorites for the week. I’ve been looking forward to this weekend and the opportunity to tackle a pretty decent-sized to-do list. I’ve been blessed with sunshine and open-window weather, both of which are often prerequisites for my productivity, so there’s […]

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Strawberries, strawberries, everywhere

On this beautiful Summer morning, two moms and four kids piled into a van and headed out to pick strawberries in New Jersey’s North West corner. Between us, we had four boxes, one for each kid to carry and fill, and we set to work finding the most succulent red fruit we could get our […]

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