Boy, the wind is blowing on Pickle Road. Yes, we’re getting the same high, damaging winds that have raced across the US this week. As a matter of fact, I heard a tree fall in the back of the house and when I looked out the window, I could have sworn that I saw the struggling wicked witch of the midwest, Fabrica, riding her spartan broom across the New Jersey sky.
Batten the Hatches
Speaking of wind we lost several trees at Pickle Road today (not to mention that the electricitykeeps going off and on). It’s not a big deal because the trees were in the woods, and didn’t crash through the house or pool but I hate to hear that snap. Of course, we now have fireplace wood for next winter.
But even with all of the wind, it’s nice that the snow has melted and we get to see the stream in the backyard when it trips and falls.
Just a note that I’m in the new Irish Quilting magazine that’s about to hit the stands. Its’ a new publication, written and published in Ireland — so you might want to take a look. Besides my short interview (and very handsome photoshopped, thin-bodied and baby-assed-skin photo), is a pattern in two colorways designed by Toby Preston using my krakow line. Along with the address of an Irish quilt shop — that carries the fabric (pretty neat)! In the US of A you can order the fabric for these quilts directly from Toby at www.kindredquilts.com or check with your local quilt shop!
Lonni’s New Line
Speaking of fabric, I got the most beautiful fabric samples from Andover’s Lonni Rossi today. The line is called Black & Tan. They are spectacular (in a very Lonni way) with hits of sparkle and gold. Trust me when I tell you that the photos do them no justice!
I also got a new book in the mail. It’s called THE KITCHEN LINENS BOOK by EllynAnne Geisel, whom I met several times at various markets.
I kinda like this book. It has projects and even a vintage Butterick transfer in an attached envelope. If you’re into this style of textile design or collecting then you should seriously take a look at it.
Bit the Bullet
Shit and damn! I just can’t stop spending money. Even as the “D” word is being tossed around (depression), I’m doing my personal best to save the economy.
Yes, turtles, I bought the Amazon Kindle.
Now I didn’t get it yet, but how could I resist (you know a boy and his toys)? It’s the second generation of the Kindle- Kindle 2. I love the Text to Speech function on this new one — it’ll read to you! It will be released on February 24 but I think there’s a waiting list (so I’m not the only crazy one), so I may not get it for 6 or more weeks.
DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF YOU ARE SQUIMISH
I’m warning you!
I am appalled.
Believe it or not, I happened to find these very objectionable les objets d’art online while I was searching for a soda cooler of all things! I’m not kidding you and these are not a photoshop joke. They are squirrel feet earrings and they came from an Etsy.com shop.
Here’s the link to the most disgusting jewelry ever. I’m not even sure it should be legal! Ugh! I’m really horrified, and revolted by them. Now, I’m sure my friend Amy would wear these. But I, myself, would pass.
Until next time, turnips! xoxom