Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A bouquet of buttons



We recently had a party and my friend Sarah brought me buttons.





She brought wine and cheesecake too.





But buttons.  A bouquet of vintage buttons.  I like that Sarah lady.







Today I gathered flowers from the garden.  Red and pink roses, a daisy or two; lavender and mint, some trails of honeysuckle.






Then I set to cutting some Liberty print hearts for bookmarks.  I always cut them freehand, I like them to be uneven, each heart a little different. The fabric is Betsy and as the hearts fell to the table I looked at the flowers and the little bag of buttons, then put down my scissors and stopped to really enjoy the scene before me.

 

 
Lately it seems that too often I take pictures only from necessity - product shots or the recording of family details.  Today I just enjoyed the moment.  The beautiful June sunlight falling on the table.


The gentle rose and lilac of the buttons and the heart shapes in the petals.





It was fun.  I am so very glad I stopped to enjoy the tableau on my table.  Stopping to take in something beautiful is a tonic like no other.




 

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Friday, June 15, 2012

On Friday I am loving



My new red clogs.




This old Radio Flyer wagon - still hauling children and deitrus.








An old lady of fifteen.  How can it be?

 



Sweet William in a jug.




A boy and his brownie.




The prospect of wine tonight.

 


 A little bit of Fridge Art




Striped straws in a bucket.


It has been a long time since I held conventional office hours and rather too often my work runs into my weekends these days.


But I still cannot give up on that Friday feeling.

It fills me with bonhomie and the urge to partake in kitchen dancing.

Happy Friday one and all.

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