Thursday, March 31, 2011

Air mail.

New cards from Paper Products. They're only about 3" x 3" and so cute.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Etsy site up!

I've been wanting to open an Etsy site for a long time. Had I known how easy it is I wouldn't have procrastinated for so long. It's a super friendly site, for buyer and seller. I've put a link to my shop on my sidebar. I just have a few items now, but when I get back from a quick trip to California I'll be adding more.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Goodbye Quilt.

It hits the shelves today! And I have a copy signed by Susan and myself to give away to one lucky person. To enter become a follower of this blog by clicking on the follow button to the left AND leave a comment by Sunday evening April 3rd and I'll draw a winner on Monday morning.

Check Susan's blog too....she's going to be giving away a $500 travel voucher!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Royal mug.

Anyone else making their plans for the royal wedding? I'll be in front of the telly just like I was back in July of 1981. I cannot believe that was 30 years ago. I have to admit that I love all the commemorative stuff. I already have my eye on this fab Emma Bridgewater mug....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The book.

Okay, here's the scoop....

Susan's book will be in stores on Tuesday. It's a wonderful little mother/daughter story that takes place when the daughter is getting ready to leave for college for the first time. I'm not telling you anything else except what you can figure out from the photos. You'll have to stay tuned for more and a special giveaway...

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Finerie.

I was in Seattle yesterday and was stopped in my tracks by these fabulous window displays at The Finerie on First Avenue, just south of the market. Sorry about all the reflection...I hope you can still appreciate them. All made out of newpaper and magazines. This middle one is a bunch of fortune tellers....remember being a pro at folding those back in 3rd grade?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shop local.

Downtown Winslow has really slowed down with the road work underway. I'm so worried about some of our small retail businesses. We've lost too many recently and I don't think we can afford to lose even one more without losing what we all love about our town....most of all the uniqueness. Our neighbors own and work in these shops. Let's make sure they keep their jobs. Please make the effort to head downtown, spend a few extra minutes to find parking and SHOP LOCAL. Don't forget the restaurants too!

You can find information on parking and driving routes at WinslowStreetSmarts.
And here is a directory of all the shops and restaurants.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Laugh Cry Dream Read

It's the name of my friend Susan's business....Susan as in Susan Wiggs the author. Check out her blog. I stamped on these rocks for her and she put them in the sand. Love the way they turned out.
She has a new book coming out one week from today and I'm in it! Stay tuned...details to follow this week. I'm so excited.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Quilt cards.

L-O-V-E these cards from a Kerry Smith quilt. What a great idea, benefitting a wonderful organization, Housing Resources Board, here on Bainbridge Island. I found mine at Esther's, but you can also get them at Dana's Showhouse and Bay Hay & Feed...all great businesses here on the Island.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I really like the simplicity and colors in this Yucat√°n home of Nicolas Malleville + Francesca Bonato found via the New York Times.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mail Sacks.

Just made two more Mail Sacks (pattern from Pink Chalk Studios). The top one with the matrushkas is heading off to the Camp Siberia auction this evening! The other one's a gift!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day!

Press Release: London, March 2, 2011
International Women's Day March 8 sees the highest level of global women's activity ever witnessed as groups celebrate the International Women's Day centenary.

The first International Women's Day events were run in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911 and attended by over one million people. 100 years on, International Women's Day (IWD) has become a global mainstream phenomena celebrated across many countries and is an official holiday in approximately 25 countries including Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia.

8 March sees extensive global women's activity. Performer and social activist, Annie Lennox, will lead a mass march across London's Millennium Bridge for charity. In Washington D.C. over a thousand people will descend on Capitol Hill demanding a better world for millions of marginalized women and girls around the globe. A major international businesswomen's conference will be hosted in Sydney, Australia. Schools and governments around the world are participating in the day. Trade Unions and charities are campaigning. Global corporations are hosting conferences and distributing extensive resource packs. The United Nations Secretary-General delivers a formal message. The United States even designates the whole month of March as Women's History Month as officially proclaimed by President Obama on February 28, 2011.

International Women's Day is a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. However, activity has not always been on the increase. Australian entrepreneur and women's campaigner Glenda Stone, who founded the website, a global hub of events and information, said:

"A decade ago International Women's Day was disappearing. Activity in Europe, where International Women's Day actually began, was very low. Providing a global online platform helped sustain and accelerate momentum for this important day. Holding only a handful of events ten years ago, the United Kingdom has now become the global leader for International Women's Day activity, followed sharply by Canada, United States and Australia. 2011 will see thousands of events globally for the first time."

More recently, social networking websites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube have also helped fuel International Women's Day activity. Generally the day has moved away from its socialist Suffragette beginnings to become more mainstream in celebrating women's achievements. Women's rights campaigners, however, continue to remind that vigilance rather than complacency is essential in striving for women's equality.

About International Women's Day

•International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
•In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.
•The first IWD was observed on 19 March 1911 in Germany following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. The idea of having an international women's day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions.
•2011 sees the International Women's Day centenary fall on the same say as Shrove (pancake) Tuesday.
•For a detailed list of International Women's Day events globally see
•Follow the International Women's Day Twitter feed at
•For more information see
•For International Women's Day logos and usage guidelines, see

About the website

•The website is a global hub for sharing International Women's Day news, events and resource.
•The website receives significant traffic in the lead up to and post International Women's Day (8 March) with well over 100,000 unique visitors using the website on International Women's Day alone. Over 1,500 websites link to the IWD website.
•The Top 30 countries that generate traffic to the website are (in order) United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, France, Philippines, Singapore, Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mexico, Spain, Kenya, Belgium, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Africa, Switzerland, China, Austria, Israel, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nigeria.
•2011 traffic is expected to be well in excess of previous traffic levels due to the notable increased level of activity due to 2011 being the Centenary Year and in light of increased global awareness of the importance of the day.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Proud mama...

...of two great kids! Silly, but great.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New favorite.

So make your siren's call
And sing all you want
I will not hear what you have to say

Cause I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it's meant to be

And I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck

And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again

Clip is from the Grammys, just watch/listen to the first third, Mumford & Sons! These guys are amazing. BTW, they are not all left handed, video is mirrored for some reason.