Monday, February 28, 2011

rockin' mama

I was lucky enough to get out this weekend to see my friend JoAnn & her husband, formerly of Thorazine perform with Thee Nosebleeds at the Tritone.  She rocked it!  You can watch a video of the performance here....& see some lovely images here.....Happy Monday ya'll!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Have had a head cold for what seems like forever now, but I am trying to part the clouds & come up with a semi-decent post.

But for now, a little on what I am loving....

***Last nights wind, the trees outback were swaying and creaking, I fell asleep watching Milo lying on his belly, with his face in his hands looking out the window in marvel of the power.

Ophelia in homemade tutu, photo courtesy of Nate Keys

***Loving the new Radiohead video.  Thom Yorke's moves are cathartic and lovely.  (New Alblum King of Limbs is available for download, which is a goody-goody gumdrops, indeed)

*** The beautiful warm air has brought us out of the house and into the mud.  Trying to embrace the filth and enjoy my rambuncious youth and their muddied cloths!

***The warmth has also been turning out all the good people of the neighborhood.  Filling parks and streets with strollers, carousing kids and wily neighborhoods pigs.

***John Irving's newest novel, Last Night in Twisted River.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


hydrangea in a milk bottle

baby doll

I believe this folksy couple is from Norway

Today there has been much thought today of dream fabrics for the quilt I would like to make for Ms. if there is a fabric fairy are my wishes....oh Heather Ross my love for your fabrics runs deep....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

a day at the zoo

It was warm yesterday here in Philly.  So to celebrate Valentine's Day together, we had a family outing to the zoo.  Much fun had by all.  We visited with the lions & tigers in big cat falls.  We saw birds & learned about migration in the avain center.  There was so much love going around we even saw two gorilla's mating.  Educational indeed!

Friday, February 04, 2011

this moment

Our moment of the week....

valentines of the past...

Milo's Valentine's Day Present 2006

Heart-shaped Butter Cookies 2007
Milo Card 2007
Milo's card 2008

I was trying to get inspired for some sweet Valentine's love for my kiddies....what to make for the three of them? I need to do more thinking & making to celebrate the occasion.....
chocolates? stuffed hearts with their names embroidered on them?
Perhaps some inspiration here....

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


how you tease us, february with your starts and stops.
your ice glazed clothes lines,
your giant grey puddles.

you tease us with bits of warmth
and a knowingness to you...
an arm, a leg bare,

a finger pinked but not frozen.