Reve (my fun next door neighbor) and I scampered down to the quilt shop this afternoon. If your heart is feeling a bit messy, well, this is the best place to view some color-graced order and hope it irons out some soul wrinkles.
My Norwegian blood thickens and warms when I see blues like this. Blue oceans, blue mountains, blue boats and blue shutters and my blue wall (which is actually a robin's egg blue not a navy) all bring about joyful associations. My mom had some lovely blue and white ironstone dishes when I lived at home. More blue, I want more blue in the world. But, today I did not buy any blue. Boo hoo.
Pom Pom needs a new clown dress and it must match the purple wig. I made up my mind, I thought, no more clowning. When I see all the wardrobe options like the ones pictured above . . . well, maybe another clown outfit is in the works.
You are smiling, aren't you? I knew this rack of red would tickle your color fancy!
When I was a middle school kid, my dad painted my room purple and my sister's room lime green. Wasn't that nice of him? He was way too busy for such projects but we felt blessed.
So I bought fat quarters for my bunting project. I loved what I came home with but I promised myself I would grade essays before I cut and sew. As soon as my bunting is done, I'll take it to school and "bunt up" the back wall and maybe the chalk board, too. More homey love for the kiddies to behold. I think you'll like the colors. I've never made bunting, but it is easy, easy, easy.
Petunias! They have some holes and they stand a little ragged, but they are still the queen of the flowerbeds, aren't they?
The morning glories are spreading themselves all over. They weave around the peppers and every other patch of color.
The bird feeder birthed a kernel of corn that produced a stalk! I pulled one out, but this one gets to stay.
Aisling from The Quiet Country House made a great point today. She said that the light of fall changes the way we see the flowers. She's right. The light IS different and it draws me to each patch of color.
So, more grading. I had such fun today finding Romeo and Juliet stuff. Suknitwitty emailed me some GREAT ideas. I'll share more later, but I will just let you know that the kids are going to have fun with color and images as they listen to Romeo and Juliet. Thank you, SKW!
Jeff went to Vail today and Bill is in Uganda, getting ready to fly to Singapore and then to Australia. Kelli is well (YAY!) Brad and April have new cherry wood floors thanks to Bryan and Jeff (and BRAD!) and I bought Jenny's cradle today. Her baby shower is Saturday at our house. Little Samantha Rose's parents are having such fun preparing a sweet place for her! And guess what? Another baby is coming in April! We shall have SIX grandchildren all three years old and under. Is that fun or what! Bliss! Back to essays, tea and music. I send my love to you. I hope your weekend is filled with color, JOY, LOVE, and happiness!