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Friday, September 5, 2014

Lazy days of Summer....


A lovely cat collar!!!!  Quite warm too!
Hello all.....I seemed to have missed posting all summer...I really hope to be a little more here as the yard work lessons.... I'm really trying to get my shop going so I've been working on inventory....I hope to have some things on etsy soon!!
                                          This years garden has been absolutely fantastic!!
                            Blanched tomatoes.....garlic and olive oil with fresh basil.... let is sit for a few hours ....served over hot pasta...
                          superb.....

                   
                                     I think that the lettuce is almost my favorite garden treat...
                               
                              Pickle day at Seaview Cottage.......a Fantastic Dill pickle recipe!!
Happy to share if your interested!

                                               A special treat for the pickle lady........Moi.... get pickled after the pickle making!!!  Yippee!!!
                           
                                    My first work with Stylecraft DK.....I can get  free shipping from the UK!
                                So I bought almost every color....I really like this yarn....:)
                         This will be in my shop soon....a small baby blanket...
More boasting about the vegetables.....!!!!!
We have had such a wonderful summer...the first time in years I can say that...
it is dry but it hasn't been too hot....
I'm really hoping to have a nice fall garden...
Happy Week end all!!!!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Happy Spring almost Summer!!!!!

Happy Spring All!!!
It"s been way too long......Life so quickly gets in the way of doing the fun things....we've had a cool spring here and so things are later and flowers are lasting longer....I fear the heat is just around the corner but for now I am totally enjoying it!!!
We had a sweet little red squirrel family in my favorite ancient crabapple tree...three little ones appeared one morning on there way out...it was so so cute!  they ran around the trunk all morning and then when I approached the ducked back into the tree and peaked out at me...this is the best pic I could get....

 The flowering Quince was perfect this year.....these two my mum planted..I love the two colors..
 This is the beautiful crabapple.....it is just heaven when you stand under it and smell the sweet scent of an old fashioned tree...I love this tree more than any other on our property...100 years old!!!
 My favorite ferns....these grow to be 3 to 4 ft tall!!!!

 A kitty on a woods walk with me in the skunk cabbage!!  It only smells like skunk when you step on the early shoots...... :)
 Mr. R made me a wonderful laundry cart!!!  A kitty tried it first!!  of course........
 Now I can roll the basket over and not have to bend over a million times as I'm hanging the  clothes.....one of my favorite things to do in the world is to hang a wash....it is so peaceful and puts me in a place I wish all the world could be....quiet .....slower....calm.....
 First summer porch party!!!  Mr. and my wonderful wonderful friend Tess....... :)
 All the neighborhood kids arrived which I LOVE!!  And so we fed them! When you don't have your own to have these wonderful kids in my life is one of the greatest things ever....Youth makes you youthful!!!  ( most of the time.....)


 Mr and I made our first trip to Martha's Vineyard....we only go off season...so we drove to Woods Hole where the ferry leaves...about an hour and 10 mins from us....then a 45 minute ferry ride..with car and bikes!!
 It is just Heaven on Earth here.....I am a full blooded Ocean person...
 and a full blooded Foodie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The best wood grilled Pizza on earth!!!  A fantastic Brew Pub on the island....
Once we arrive we park the car and just use our bikes....so much fun!
 These are Not our bikes but they are pretty!!
 This light house is in Edgartown....I adore this spot...
 The smell of beach roses is every where!!!!!
 Such beautiful flower boxes...
 More food!!  This is at a wonderful restaurant in Falmouth Ma....The Pickle Jar..  this is off island....
 yum!!!
 Spring flowers at home.....pansies.....I love pansies...
 Our lettuce....it is so so so so so so good!!!!!!!
 Kale
The first tomato!!!!  Oh I do love the garden....
So Happy to be back.....I hope I still have a few folks how might pop by....I have lots to show in the handwork department....
I hope you are all well and happy and finding time for the things you love in this crazy world.....
Thank God for all you nice people out there ......keeps me hopeful for a softer more peaceful world...
At least we have this nice spot to visit!!!!  Happy weekend!!!!! xxxx To you all!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Weekend in NYC....and more snow!!!!

 That's me ...hair completely flattened from wet snow!!  On 42nd st in NYC....
 Such a sweet park ..Bryant Park also on 42nd st....Ice skating ....and snow ...the best!!
 The Chrysler building in the background..
 I love this picture...
 This is a supper club " 54 Below"....The downstairs to the Wild and Famous " Studio 54" of the 70's and 80's disco scene!!!  We saw a great show and have the most fabulous food....
Short ribs with polenta....so amazing and a wonderful sparkling rose....
 We arrive home to the most beautiful of all our snow storms....
 I am a total weather geek.....and I love snow...I know at this point there are many people who would Not agree with me.....but.... I still love it!!
 Everything is just so so beautiful....
 and Quiet.....all I could hear when I was standing here were a few birds and the snowflakes hitting my coat....heaven...
 The marsh is totally covered in water....a flood tide...



I do think I may start some lettuce seeds this weekend though....just for a wee spring touch!!!!!
and maybe cut some quince to force!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Motivation!!

 I needed a motivational post!!!!  Mr. Richie and myself...

flowers... much needed flowers to cheer up the house!
 Cats .....lots of cats!
 food always makes me happy!!
 I love asian food...this is homemade Chinese....oh my God it is soooooooooooo good!!
The dumplings are wonderful I make the dough for the dumplings as well....these are pork...
One of my favorite cookbooks is Mrs Changs Sichuan chinese.....amazing!
 Now I want this tonight!!!
 Paris......oh I love Paris....with dear friends and my sweet sister......
 The best brother in law on earth!!
 sisters......
 hot chocolate ....in Paris!!!  How happy is that!!!
 Salad Nicoise ....

 soupe a l'oignon......now I want this!!!
 such a great picture of Bud..
 This year I'm growing lots of nasturtiums


Kitties.........love my kitties!!
I needed this!!!!
Happy day friends!!