Something new I’m trying around here: spending at least one day of the weekend doing a project around my house.
The kitchen curtains kicked off the idea. In the last month I’ve painted the powder room, installed light fixtures in the girls bedrooms, and hung curtains in our bedroom. The light fixture boxes had mailing dates of 3/2005 which gives you an idea of just how long I can put things off.
This weekend I framed the beautiful artwork I received from Marci in our swap. Not only framed it mind you, I actually hung it on the wall too!
I covered the frame back with scraps of Etsuko Furuya linens from the Echino line. I noticed Superbuzzy is all stocked up these days (that place is just plain dangerous).
I’d like to make my own shadow boxes next time. Any suggestions about online sources for wood and instructions?
These three mama and child collages are so Marci. I’m in love with all 3. They capture everything I love about her work: humor, emotion, and a distinctly unique set of materials.
I hung all the pieces in my dining room along with a cross stitch sampler made by my Grandma:
Caitlin’s chair is on the right. She wasn’t very happy about it.
I don’t post much about food which is interesting given how much we LOVE to eat and how much we LOVE to cook. My food pictures never look as good as the food actually is so I usually hit the delete key and skip the idea. We cook dinner every night and eat at the above mentioned table every night.
Greg makes dinner on the weekends. He out did himself last night with a new recipe. Sicilian-Style Meatballs from the September 2007 issue of Food and Wine.
He skipped the sauce in the recipe and served the meatballs on a bed of croxetti pasta and pesto sauce. Yum. We all agreed it’s the best new recipe of the year.