**dahlias, from the market.
**hi, it's me.
**the last postcard.
**my sweetie, certainly saturday.
**the littlest sweetie too.
**i finished these pillows.
**the simplest pattern: just 3 parts.
**our family portrait: makes me giggle.
**summer fades to fall.
**a cobweb, you see?
Hello, dear friends. It was a weekend well-spent. We picked up those dahlias at the farmer's market and I've taken over two dozen photos: They sit so perfectly on the kitchen table in their white ceramic vase against the dark wood and just next to the dark purple figs. Every time I look at them, I feel my mood lift a little bit.
In other weekend news, I made one last postcard as you see above. This one reads, "Drifting...up, up and away". This is the very last in July's postcard series--and obviously the most overdue as it is already mid-August. I've enjoyed these mixed media postcards so much that I'm hoping to continue with this investigation into combining linoleum prints, thread, colored pencil, and poetry. I'd like to try working a little big bigger than the standard 4x6" postcard too.
I also made two new pillows for the bedroom. These pillows are so amazingly easy to make that even a non-stitcher could whip these up in just a little bit. It's just one big piece of fabric across the front and two smaller overlapping pieces of fabric across the back (each with one finished edge so the pillow just slips right between those two back pieces). So satisfying and quick and a good excuse to take a trip to the local fabric store. Not to mention, I'm in love with this printed fabric by Japanese designer Kokka, it's the fabric for the pillows in the living room too, in last week's post.
In other news, I am on vacation this week. (Eep!) So, I'm very slowly starting to build myself a website. And dedicating time to slow, quiet acts like reading, drawing, maybe a bit of sewing, and movie-watching too. We're also going to head into the mountains for a couple of nights, in search of a little log cabin with our names on it. I'm dreaming up a little cabin on a hillside, with a river big enough for swimming, some dramatic morning light, and a promise of quietude. I'll let you know how it turns out. xoxo, k.