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

Friday, March 11, 2016

not enough time?

Yes friends, sometimes I don't keep up with my ambitions. The table runner is still under construction, even though I thought I might post pictures of it all finished and looking lovely earlier this week. Here is a peek at some of it, above. 

In the meantime, we (mostly Batman) have finished painting (most of) the downstairs. We have been unpacking boxes and discovering old friends. My "blue and whites" china collection is back in the hutch after nearly two years of sitting in boxes in the workshop out by the garage. Lots of artwork has been hauled out of storage too, and we are working out our gallery to come sometime soon (did you notice that I did not say exactly when?). Our homesteading/gardening/nature books have found a home too, tucked under the front windows, along with the bust of Batman's great grandfather "Papa George", sculpted by Batman's Grandma Peggy.

Slowly, our new house is beginning to feel like home. 

After a walk around the outside with a paper and pencil, we now have a list of site clean up chores that is a bit intimidating. This spring we'll be working on planting lilacs, flowering trees, prepping an indigo bed (squeal!), picking up nails, nails and more nails and getting the veggies started. There's muddy run-off to wrangle, both top soil and gravel to spread, grass seed to plant and maybe a glass or two of wine to sip at the end of busy days.

Lest I exhaust you with the details, I have a few treats to offer you as we move into the weekend...

Listen to a lovely story about falling (literally) in love, read by Dakota Fanning, here.

And here is a heartwarming piece via Storycorps, a quick three minutes long, that may be the best part of your day.

Here's to springing forward dear readers! xo


  1. Sounds like you have a busy time ahead. I'm looking forward to seeing more details....

  2. It's all too easy to overplan. We want it all just as we see it in our mind's eye, right now. The most important and difficult bits are already accomplished. All the rest is cream rising to the top. Allow it time so every effort is an enjoyment. And keep a record so in the years ahead you can look back and really see how far you've come. May each day ahead bring its own joy. I'll be watching and sharing in it all. sigh. so many blessings.

  3. Your table runner is beautiful, and I have just spotted the little faces! Happy soon-to-be spring! :-)

  4. Those fabrics are yummy! I must come back and go to your links when I have more time!