Friday, June 16, 2006

Summer blues

So the title refers to the blues in these photos that I meant to get up yesterday for my one attempt at color week, but we are feeling a tad blue over here too. Well, not so much feeling blue, as the grey decidely unsummery weather is starting to wear on all of us. The sun is slowly starting to peek out but I am more ready for the warm all day fun in the sun type of weather that has been in short supply this year. I want to go to the pool!
So about the photos. I love blues. The little cat cup I bought in Paris back when I used to travel to Europe for work. I must have had it for 8 or so years now, though it hardly seems possible that those trips were that long ago. It is in the bathroom upstairs that we remodeled a bit when we moved in. A guy we hired to help us out with another bathroom thought there was dry rot so we took the bathroom down to floor joists only to find... perfectly good wood. We ended up taking out the cabinet, sanding and refinishing and covering the formica with these beauties from Pratt and Lambert. Is that right? Is that paint? Pratt and Larson. Thats it. Handmade beautiful way over budget expensive if I hadn't been lucky enough to find them in the Pratt and Larson seconds room. The border pieces would have been $16 each, but I got them for $3. The whole 6 foot counter and backsplash cost us $90. I just love it!
The hydrangeas were blowing in the wind so I couldn't get a decent shot but they are such a lovely color. And the bushes are huge and covered! Thats one thing to be thankful for the grey weather- they usually get all crispy and fried in the sun. They are in too sunny a spot but are enormous so there they will stay.
Last , but certainly not least, are these beautiful blue yarns from Junes color swap. Kathy from was kind enough to include a pattern for a beginner worthy lace scarf which I was thrilled about. It seems like the perfect first step into something with a repeat. She also included the cutest ceramic sheep but that walked away very quickly in a little girl's chubby hands! She loves her animals. I hope everyone has a great weekend and a happy happy father's day. I am starting on another softie from the book where I found the pattern I used for my back tack. I think I am getting addicted!


Blogger lorinda said...

Hi, Mo! Loverly pics! I'm just learning lace, too, and it's great fun! Can't wait to see your pattern!

9:38 PM  
Blogger kathy b said...


So glad you liked your blues. I loved the little sheepy guy too. Your little girl is bound to be a knitter too! I think the scarf will be great. If you have any troubles, just write :) Hope the sun comes out soon. I get lost in the grey skies too.

4:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you created the pattern for Miss Sheila! What book did you use? She's so pretty, I'd love to make one or two like her for my girls.


4:23 PM  
Blogger Dorie said...

a kitty cup--they are wonderful (kitties). My most highly recommended pet!

I wish I had your hydrangeas...

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that little mug! So cute! :D

11:07 AM  

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