Day 285 – A tropical breakfast in the rain

Hibiscus : )

Hibiscus : )

It is wet, wet, wet here in Northern California today. It is also warm-ish, so I’m going to pretend we’re somewhere tropical and breezy and it’s only a matter of time until this storm passes and we can go outside and play : )

Day 285 – A tropical breakfast in the rain

Day 284 – Fabric from a swap!

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Last weekend I had the privilege to attend a fabric/pattern swap that Mena Trott, the creator of the Sew Weekly blog, hosted. A dozen women brought piles of patterns, fabrics and notions to trade in hopes that our “trash” would be someone else’s “treasure”.

There were treasures and

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Day 283 – Calder Part 2

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We’ve seen this cloth before on Day 68. When I discovered the Poppy Trail California Mobile dishes just hangin’ out at my neighbors house I REALLY wanted to get these two together. They were MADE for each other!

Made for each other!

Then I couldn’t find the

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Day 282 – The Tale of two Ashtons

Newborn Ashton kitty : )

Newborn Ashton kitty : )

Two years ago Ashton kitty was born. Two years ago today, at almost the exact same time, a wonderful young woman named Ashton Miller drew her last breath with her family by her side.

I never met Ashton, I wish I had that opportunity. I

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Day 281 – Spring Iris

Spring Iris

Spring Iris

When I was little we had a neighbor that grew enormous Irises in the front yard by the street. They smelled like nothing I’ve smelled since and in the intervening years have all but disappeared. I found some irises at Trader Joe’s this week and while not the same variety

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Day 280 – Lilacs and Grape Hyacinth

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Lilacs

This was an Alameda Flea market find a few months ago and it screams “SPRING!” I do have lilac bushes in my yard, but they are still closed up tight. Instead, I found these little guys blooming in the front yard:

Grape Hyacinth : )

They look like

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Day 279 – A “Mad Men” inspired table

Cherries : )

Cherries : )

Now you well may be thinking “Cherries? What do cherries have to do with the sleek 60′s style of ‘Mad Men’? ” I am just as surprised as you might be.

The latest challenge on Sew Weekly was to make a “Mad Men” inspired outfit. I’ve seen

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