Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A good friend of mine is reading this book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She says it is really good and it has a foreword written by Christopher Hitchens. Sold. I ordered a copy from Amazon, got it yesterday and started it last night. Hitchens foreword is brilliant of course, I'll let you know about the rest.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I was driving back from Target the other evening, making my way up a steep, winding hill on my way home, when I spotted a grouping of chairs set on the side of the road. There was a home made sign taped to them...."Free" it said, and I drove on. "I have too much on my plate right now" I said to my self. "I don't have time for another project" I reasoned. "I already have way too many chairs" I muttered. But before I could say "hand sander" or "staple gun" and before I really knew what I was doing, I had whipped that truck around and headed back down the hill. Yes, I said truck, I had left my own beautiful car at home and just happen to be driving the old truck we keep for hauling stuff and for loaning to friends who are moving. Those chairs were meant to be mine, they were just waiting for me and my truck to roll by and take them home. They are sturdy, made of solid, hard wood and the removable seats are just begging for an infusion of lovely fabric. I could not leave them behind. I threw them in to the back of the truck and was on my way, up the road to yet another chair project! The gods of free stuff were smiling on me that day.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The most amazing thing I have discovered while blogging is the wonderful community of generous and thoughtful folks I am now a part of. I am truly honored to be considered among this talented bunch I have gotten to know through this blog. One such lovely lady is the one behind the blog "Of Peacocks and Paisleys". She opened up her beautiful blog to showcase my homes entry way. I am so flattered! Thank You Gagan!
Monday, April 4, 2011
I ordered 1 yard of this lovely grey ikat from west elm. I'm not at all sure what I'm going to do with it but I love how it is used here:
Since I only bought 1 yard I will likely bust out my new sewing machine and make a pillow or 2...or I could turn to my tried and true, girls best friend-staple gun and transform a chair seat into a work of art...or sell some of my stock in fiberfill and make another pouf! The possibilities are endless!!