Not five minutes after I took the above foto in the gardens..a formation of geese flew overhead going south!
The annuals are still very nice..:)I loved this fresh new one.
AACK..the change is happening..the first tree to show autumnal changes is our maple to the right if you are staring at the back yard..we have 3 maples..one golden..2 reds..and a tamarack..they are at least 100 years old ..our treeman Dominique told us..
And sure enough this happened..I noticed Tuesday.. it is because of the cooler nights..
The grasses are tall in the borrowed landscape..the wild black eyed Susans are still great sports..the pink hydrangeas adore this time of year..and the last of the roses are taking their curtain call..
the morning glories are turning to seed..the sedum takes a place of importance like all the hydrangeas do..
Indoors ..the light is changing..in the kitchen so bright..in the sunroom a little darker..it's the height of the sun..soon we will need sunglasses to look at our computer screens:)
It is bittersweet for me as I love fall..as my mom did..but I know what's ahead..and although I settle into winter exceptionally well now that I do not work..it's the monochrome of winter that can get heavy on the eyes for me..and the shoveling for Jacques..always bothers me.
However..it's a fact of life here..we love the seasons..we have to get with the program..
It's no secret I love aprons..and all summer I have looked at the "pinnies" a very talented girl sells at our brocante....they are not used as aprons but as pinafores..I had seen some on rough linen..on Etsy etc..the girl at my brocante has a pale grey one she wears over an off white plain thin cotton dress..and I have loved the look all summer..
one day ..I was tidying a cupboard in our dining room buffet and again laid eyes on a tablecloth I had from my mom..
..and the story I remember ..is that my grandmother was quite the stitcher..
I have a couple of her embroidered tablecloths..and rarely use any of them except when we are the whole family ..12.. w/ extensions in the table etc..
...all of a sudden in looking at this écru one..I thought of the Pinnie girl.I brought it to our brocante and asked Lynn..(aka the Pinnie girl :)) if she could make one out of this tablecloth..it was linen and I loved it.. she said she wasn't sure how she could make the embroidery work..I called her after 10 days because I was not able to go the Saturday we were away and.. she said..she had not had time..
I said don't worry Lynn I know it's hard..and if you can't I will buy one of your pre-made ones I love them so..
I actually got my lesson because another girl had white cotton sleeveless dresses..and I waited too long..they were all gone and she could not get more..and it has been the hottest summer in eons here..so yes I learned my lesson..
sooo 2 Fridays ago she called and said:"I think you are going to be very happy w/ your Pinnie".
Well..I went the next day..and I cannot explain how moved I was..
She made the embroideries and cut work fit so perfectly!
I just love it..I rarely show clothes etc..but I had to show you her craftmanship..and care..and talent.I sew..I know well made:)
Not only that..but she had made a bag for my Pinnie..from the tablecloth too..
These are great for many ages..not just older girls..they are quite popular here.
Every week she has many orders..she's at least 20 yrs younger than I am and it looks great on her.. Mylène and Noah and Giuliana came for tea and pie Sunday ..it was sunny and cooler..and I asked Giu to take a pic of it w/ her phone.Because they liked it too:)So here you have it:)
I love how comfy it is..the deep pockets..the cross back..
it dresses up jeans..dresses down a white linen dress.
I have no regrets of using the tablecloth..I never used it and it would have been in a garage sale when I leave this world..:)Along with a lot of other "treasures":)
This is my favorite way of dressing..always has been ..Jacques and I are so different..he is so sporty dressed..always. has more clothes than I do..he was a golfer most of his adult life and his clothes reflect that.
I am not a sporty dresser..I love the look of a sporty girl in golf shorts and a white polo..but I look ridiculous and feel ridiculous..you have to wear what you feel so good in..
I like layers..and leggings and artsy things..longer skirts and boots..and ballerinas..never ever shorts..skirts over my bathing suits..not in the water..but I only ever go in the ocean..
skirts over footless tights..legwarmers..
big sweaters..lace..bows on shoes and sweaters.. on a skirt or a coat too....frills..linen..cotton...white..beige,black..charcoal.. I have 2 coral pieces..tops ..and my girls say ..that's your color;)
I never wear them..Too flashy for me.
And yes my denims..shirts..jeans..dresses..white shirts.
That little touch of the bag..w/ the pinafore?
The loaf ,is a recipe I have had since Feb 2005/Bon Appétit..I just saved the page..there is an article too:)
I have no idea who wrote it? Ina? and old Julia recipe?
no clue..but the recipe is in the link..I have enough marmalade and yogurts at any given time that I can do this ..spur of the moment..even though I was not excited by it..apart from the E Dehillerin pan from Lee-Ann and Jonathan..that I made it in..Jacques really liked it w/ Susan's crème fraiche~:)
I am still painting..and wanted to show you the cute book I mentioned..:)Purplicious♥
Bon weekend everyone~
Look how uncanny..had placed my coffee..cream(in my mini cow creamer..) ..placemat and my half muffin..opened IG..