Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, June 18, 2015

sewing buttercup meadows

sometimes the news is filled with soul-sucking sadness
and the best prescription for the numbing pain
is some sewing therapy.

thank you vermont meadows,
thank you buttercups,
thank you lotta jansdotter fabric,
thank you bernina,
for this perfect collision.

(do you remember princess buttercup
 from the princess bride?)

our summer table has eight new napkins,
four of each print.
remember the old story that if you held a buttercup under
someone's chin you could see if they liked butter?


  1. That picture of Henry is too good!
    <3 Gretta

  2. Perfection.

    (And about the buttercup & butter... for some reason when we were kids, we used dandelions to test if someone liked butter. We'd try to rub the dandelion on the other person's chin and leave a yellow smear. I had totally forgotten about that.)

  3. Lovely! I feel so inspired by the yellow. Your buttercup meadow is perfectly wonderful!

  4. So pretty! I love yellow and such pretty fabrics!!
    Yes, the news can be depressing. Thank heaven for nature, beauty, sewing, color, good friends and so many other comforts. xo