Sunday, March 31, 2013

happy easter

nothing says easter like cute creepy purple bunnies!!

i knit these socks many moons ago, before i knew a thing or two about a thing or two, sock knitting-wise...they are a bit tough to get on, but once you do, they're there for good!

have a lovely easter sunday-eat lots of chocolate! i'm planning on it!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

BARNS part 3

the last in my barn series for this week.

busy at the bakery getting ready for easter! i'm excited to be hanging our show there tomorrow!! there will be an opening friday, april 5th from 6:00-8:00. maybe i'll see you there!

happy friday!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

full moon

a break from barn pictures for an exciting report about tonight's full moon!!

the march full moon has many names. the "crust" moon, for crusty snow.

the "sap" moon, for tapping trees.

the "crow" moon, for cawing crows.

the "worm" moon, for worms.

it is also considered to be the last full moon of winter! yahoo!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

BARNS part 2

more barns! these are all in rollinsford, nh , south berwick, and berwick, maine. i just love the old barns!!

beautiful day today. i sat out in my car at lunch time and crocheted with the windows down, and it just felt wonderful. i love these days when i seek out the sun, before it gets too hot. oh! and we have crocuses up!! spring is here!

Monday, March 25, 2013

BARNS part 1

i have had a bit of a barn obsession lately. luckily there are quite a few around here! so, i have a little series of barn photos for you.

i am starting with my very favorite one. look at the colors on this barn! so, so beautiful!

more barns to follow this week!!!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013


we headed up to alfred, maine yesterday for a maple syrup festival, which actually turned out to be today...but we found this hot dog camper. pretty great! i had to take the inside shot to show you that his curtains match his truck! wow! the hot dogs were very tasty! we just had the "regular" hot dogs. i don't know about you, but those red ones give me the creeps! i was surprised to see that he had to have 4 sinks in that little camper! i know that's a restaurant requirement, but in a camper....i mean, what does he have to wash really, but a pair of tongs??

we went to a little antique shop and i found some wonderful treasures. i loooove that little planter!! and i found a couple of christmas cards. (kelly might find that poodle card in his mailbox next year!)

then we made a stop at marden's in sanford, maine. sewers, if you haven't been to marden's, you must go! they have a huge fabric section, and it's cheap, cheap, cheap! all the fabrics are from $2.99 to $4.99 a yard, and they have nice stuff! even some big names(denyse schmidt, amy butler-you have to look around!) i'm going to make some napkins with some of this. i love having cloth napkins. i used to be rather fussy about making them; reversible, with trim...then someone wanted me to make them a lot of napkins for an event, and they just wanted 20" squares, just raw edges, very simple! i made them and washed them, and they frayed nicely on the edges, and now that's how i make my napkins!

i spotted the aqua camper in someone's backyard, so i had to sneak a picture. looks like a brand new paint job!

have a nice sunday! i'm hoping it will warm up like the weathermen predicted.......

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

jan waldron

i wanted to show you a few of the paintings on display this month at ceres bakery, portsmouth, nh by very talented artist, jan waldron.

i absolutely love her work! that first painting especially leaves me a little weak in the knees.....

these paintings, and more, will be showing thru the first of april. come and see!!!!!!!!!!!!!

happy spring!!! we are celebrating here with a fresh 11" of snow, just about when you're ready to be done with it...oh well! it sure is beautiful!

Monday, March 18, 2013

spring-y stirrings

i am finishing up lots of spring-y flower garlands in preparation for two upcoming shows!

starting april 1st, ceres bakery in portsmouth will be hosting a group show featuring all of the artsy and crafty folks who work there!!! it will be great and a nice opportunity to see what everybody there does when they're not cooking and baking delicious food!

then in may, the black bean cafe in rollinsford, nh will have a bakery collaborative show featuring 2 women who work at the black bean and 2 women who work at ceres bakery!

very exciting!!! i can't wait to see everything! there will be an opening at ceres on friday, april 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. make sure you stop by if you're in the area!!!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

st. paddy's day

happy sunny sunday to you, and happy st. patrick's day as well!

i LOVE this video:

have a relaxing day, and enjoy a frosty guinness! i know i intend to do just that!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

blue, brown, grey

lots of melting going on around here. looking forward to the color schemes of GREEN!