I have said this so many times..I love this town.~
So maybe it's not Edgartown..or Gordes..or MV..
but I am in my place here and I love it..
Our Saturday..brocante....I call it that because it's not a flea market..look at everything..
tables and tables and tables of treasures.
I love her signs and hats and quilts..(first pic)..
I have a few signs..and have one I need to have made..
I gave her back one..the one we had in Florida..so many years ago..
"Away From It All"~
I worked then..and the sign was so appropriate:)
The collections and treasures abound..
..if you go often enough..seek and ye shall find.
I go early..9 AM..I have told you that..and only great perfect weather:)
I go alone..
I used to see a neighbour I liked so much..and then she passed..too young..too beautiful..too talented..
I see a vendor that must be British..his accent..his treasures..such a sad looking man.. he sets up one table w/ gorgeous English things..a window in his car is taped with that big scotch tape....he stays in his car smoking..until you ask a question..and stops smoking..and answers..still sitting:(:(
I sometimes worry about him..
and then you have the happiest sellers w/ lavender and linen..and preserves..and bio and organic and antiques and repros..popsickles..and art..a caning chair business..jadeite and milk glass and French treasures....and barns and gorgeous garden accoutrements..$$$$and LINEN.
Sometimes I spend nothing..sometimes $10.00 sometimes less..
I don't need the $$ objects of my desires anymore..
they will be sold in garage sales later;)
so I only buy fantastiques things..
I have Varage Sale now:)..lol..so I can seek and find from home also..more on that later..
In the stitching basket,I am going to try a small blanket for me.. for here for upstairs ..in the hearth room for this winter..
so I can stitch more!
I am using baby acrylic yarn and I should not;)It is so stretchy! Anyway..cela va suffire pou mon premier gros projet.
Painting wise may I recommend this Canadian store..
I bought this..as my first purchase..and after reflecting...at length...because of my ability vs cost.Outweighing...
You only live once..this is not a rehearsal:)
So I went for it..
I give this shop 5 stars.
I bought online.
Fantastic customer service..fast shipping..and Canadian funds.
I buy more art supplies than clothes.
That's my true story..
Signed up for a couple of art classes..this one seems challenging..apparently a novice can learn:)
Looking forward to it!
Football season full swing..Oli scored a touchdown and won some medals..Noah won some medals too..swimming and football..
Lucas cannot play..because he plays high school now..
Max's team..unbeaten last yr..is struggling..
poor Max..he loves to win..he plays to win♥
The best shot I go that day was of someone I don't even know:(
So a lot of salads..a few pies.. et la vie continue..
Craft wise..I am committed to try and make myself that soft blanket for winter months..hope I have enough wool seems I may need over 240 squares!
I thought it was 80..no way José~
Also..I love making little books..I started w/ my daughter's for her 40th birthday..in 2015..
and then puttered along making different kinds different sizes..
you may remember I met Dorothy with the Disneyland Craft Room:)
I say that nicely..as she is very nice and very gracious and honest as can be.
I am happy to have met her and will see her again.
Anyway..I went back to pick up a few more stamps..and a darling little book was on her counter..I asked her if she made it..and she said..yes..using this stamp..
See the stamp?
Brilliant..you stamp..and the outline is your book..w/ tuck in margins and all!
So stamp the color you want on the paper you want..embellish..and do add cardboard inside too on front and back..I loved making this one and look forward to making more..this one..I made w/ watercolor paper..
just FYI in case this would tempt you:)
and the blanket is a Youtube tutorial..
It seems I can do far better watching a video..
I am so visual..;)
Take care everyone..my gardens are waning..QC is having a terrible tomato year.
My tomatoes are the prettiest I have ever grown..but our reckless summer has made them..stumped as to what to do..:)
Look how the Smurfs..ripen..the aubergine color and yellow..lead way to orange and red.
I do love these and trust me..the plants are GINORMOUS..even started and killed off indoors..they came back to life..and are unreal.
But we need heat.
I hope you are all good:)