todd and i drove down to Boston in the grease bug the other day to pick up a new treasure. one that i've been wanting for some time now. a letterpress! i love it and can't wait to get all my ducks in a row so i can begin using it. fort nest is almost complete...i just need to set up my sewing station!
Posted by madder at 12:29 PM
one of the most amazing gifts ever! theresa (my FLO HO co-worker) made a gorgeous garden book for toddie and i. i weep every time i open it. the seeds are all stitched in vellum pockets, the pages are hand bound, and her sweet little cursive instructions will help guide us to grow this thoughtful collection of seeds. our little yard is going to be so happy! thank you, theresa.
also, kitty kisses make me laugh.
Posted by madder at 8:31 AM
around the fort...books...swatches...drawings...a bunch of ideas, but nothing finished. another day trip to the library. another day out in the yard - we've prepared our 20'x30' bed and we're ready to plant! so exciting. more on that later. have a cheery day.
Posted by madder at 8:17 AM
as i was cleaning out parts of the fort, i found a little bag that i made when i was first learning how to use a sewing machine. my dad found this great machine on the side of the road, i believe, and brought it home, made a beautiful base out of wood and polished it up for me. i made a small series of handbags using scraps of fabric from Grammy Evans. i wish i could find the red & white gingham check bag...it was a little longer and wider than the one shown here. i think it's finally time to dust off the old sewing machine.
Posted by madder at 9:28 AM