Monday, April 5, 2010

good morning, monday.

a few things:
these photos from our walk yesterday seem more colorful and lush than it actually was out in the woods, still with much grey and snapped branches hanging like so many swords of damocles above our heads.

lonely is the five year old left alone after having her sisters home from school for ten days.

breakfast today: leftover raspberry apple pie, eaten standing up at the counter, straight out of the pie plate with a fork.

on my list to cook today: lentil soup, granola, and chocolate chip cookies.

and on a related note: i am rereading laurie colwin's home cooking, just 'cause.

i did not buy this dress for anna the other day, and i so wish i had. but honestly, she doesn't need it.
i, however, would love the very same one in my size. can anyone recommend where i might find such a thing, or if they know of a place to find a similar pattern that i can talk my friend beth into sewing up for me?
i'm totally serious about this.

tim's out front bundling up sticks, and anna's playing near the creek. it's lunchtime now. a little breezy, but i think we'll eat outside.

enjoy your day. thanks for reading.


Blogger TD wool design said...

breezy here too, but such wonderful sun! baking on my mind too. peanut butter cookies for some reason. enjoy your day!

April 5, 2010 1:40 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I would love to have a dress like that. I wished I sewed a bit more, I bet it's easy to make. Happy Monday Tara!

April 5, 2010 1:58 PM  
Blogger tangled sky studio said...

the dress is adorable and maybe if you purchase it for anna your friend beth can make a pattern in your size too (i'm good at justifying this type of impulse)....
i may need to pick up a copy of that book at the library...are you enjoying it?
it's still cold and rainy here so i am about to start a slow coking bolognese sauce for tonight's dinner (but lentil soup sounds yummy too!)
happy monday tara-

April 5, 2010 3:42 PM  
Blogger RW said...

the book sounds interesting... I will order it from the library.
here we are resting.
the sun is threatening to shine.

April 5, 2010 4:23 PM  
Blogger Elisabelle said...


April 5, 2010 4:25 PM  
Anonymous barbara said...

my breakfast AND lunch: leftover lemon cream pie. it was sugar-free, but still...

lovely photos as usual!

April 5, 2010 7:00 PM  
Blogger Char said...

some days just feel that way - i will have to check out the dress

April 5, 2010 10:39 PM  
Blogger Anna Ander said...

Could Toast have a dress like that in your size?


April 6, 2010 5:02 AM  
Blogger Anna Ander said...

Wait! Check out Boden,, they should have something like that!

April 6, 2010 5:03 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

I want that dress too, please :)

April 6, 2010 8:48 AM  
OpenID thenextarrow said...

i'm jealous of your breakfast. i've been in truffle heaven recently and am trying to eat healthy today. ugh.

lovely post!

xo Alison

April 6, 2010 9:23 AM  
Blogger leya said...

lovely dress.
and these photos...looking at them just made me take a deep breath. so beautiful.

April 6, 2010 11:27 AM  
Blogger knitgurl said...

Do you know about Sew What's New in Nyack?

They buy from jobbers in NYC and have so much fabric at great prices it'll blow your mind.

Print out the picture of the dress and show it to the man who works there, who has an amazing memory. He'll know where to look and if they don't have it, you might find something you like even better.

If you're sensitive to particulates, bring a dust mask to wear if you're going to spend a lot of time there. There is a lot of cloth fiber floating in the air...

April 7, 2010 10:45 AM  
Blogger Oliag said...

I love Laurie Colwin's books...there are two always sitting on a bedside stand here...

Cute dress!

April 7, 2010 9:04 PM  

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