the summer mantle

Each time I find something special outside, I'll add it to our mantle. Stones from Maine, a peacock feather, a flower, a butterfly. I've added these things to an already full shelf of pottery found at the dump, dried roses from our engagement, and my great grandmothers framed schoolwork. All of it is mixing quite…

a studio space, finally

It's been awhile, blog! But I've been up to a few things (and someone recently showed me all the various joys of Pinterest, so in my "technology time" I've been a bit distracted), the best of which is my studio corner! It's finally put together! Here are the before pictures: And here are some in-between…

winter activities in progress

Sometimes it feels like I have too many interests. Too many books to read. Too many projects. But on a snowy afternoon like this, I love having all these little odds and ends to choose from: The green scarf is for Ethan. It's my "sampler" scarf that Tammy at my work is helping me with.…

well look at this, we’re cooking.

Monday night: Pork and mushroom Marsala over fettuccine Tuesday night: midwinter minestrone Ethan and I are cooking up a storm! We've tried a few recipes, and (much to my surprise) they've all turned out good (great even!) And, more importantly, we are cooking together. This means that I do not have to pound out meat…