Monthly Archives: February 2011

Smooth Linen Sheets

I spent a blissful afternoon cutting almost a whole roll of the smooth white double width linen I commissioned, with many misgivings and inward quaking, nearly five months ago. All the while that I was researching, getting samples and talking … Continue reading

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City Fix

Just back from Washington DC feeling calm and revived after three days of sightseeing and one twenty-two hour day of filming and travelling. We ate well, got spectacularly lost (could murdering a GPS be called a crime of passion?), saw … Continue reading

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Digging In

On a bleak, stormy noisy day my house seems bewildered and lost, as if it had never planned for winter. A grasshopper house! The hail is loud on the roof, the porch is sullen and unwelcoming, so I made more … Continue reading

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Storm Clouds

I wish I could write a song to the glories of lying in bed just absorbing the dawn – very dramatic: high tide, lowering gray-purple cloud on the horizon with ethereal blue above. The water was very smooth and dark … Continue reading

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South Africa

My cousins had a wonderful holiday in South Africaand saw all the wonderful things you could imaginebut this is far and away my favorite.I hope Miss Reece was always happy with her clients~ Then they came home to this:I’ll just … Continue reading

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Balm to the Spirit

A wonderful weekend, a lull before the storm of warehouses, shipping agents and big burly truckers sweeps me off, prompted me to do something other now that I have made the phone calls and arranged the meetings. Unbearably healthy muffins, … Continue reading

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Fibres, Colour and the Eye

‘There is a quiet movement back to natural beauty that includes re-embracing our family heritage of farm life and the gifts of creativity associated with that spirit. ‘ KimberleyI learn the most wonderful things from clients, like this website for … Continue reading

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Silver Lining

I have been watching coverage of Hurricane Yasi streaming from the east coast of Australia, where it is now 4 a.m.. They are right in the centre of it with another storm surge due in the morning, so it will … Continue reading

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