Thursday, February 11, 2010

30 days of beauty: day 3

Beauty everywhere today...

in the sun shining through our blue IKEA bag (our laundry bag, transformed to stained glass):

in the wind whipping through the laundry, and in the gorgeous blue of the sky:

in a delicious pot of tea (goldenrod and anise hyssop):

in the nap-time arrangements created by the children for the stuffed animals:

in the studio:

And speaking of beauty...just look what arrived in the mail yesterday, for Lucy's first birthday. Our dear friend Julie has been working on this since Lucy was born, and couldn't wait one more second for us to open it. And no wonder! Look how amazing it is!

(I had only a moment to get these photos of the quilt, so they're not the best. But I hope you can see her amazing embroidery!) I love, love, love this quilt. All the beautiful images of childhood. The red work. The little girl in her adorable dress. The girlyness of the embroidery, contrasted with the bandanna fabric. Fabulous.


Dani said...

That quilt is pretty amazing. I'm glad your day was beautiful!

Luisa said...

I love lucy eating that blue. fingerpaint=bodypaint for some kids when they were tots.
The quilt is awesome!

Stephanie said...

Oh, it is so beautiful!!

And so is the blue and the wood floor.

And so is the baby Lucy. :)

The Mom said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Your friend is quite talented.

larissa said...

Love how you encourage your girly to explore using all her senses. that quilt is beautiful. thank you for visiting my blog. you have a lovely space here. Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. You and Andi are very loved and so is Lucy.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

WOW that quilt is amazing.
Pleased you had a wonderful day!!

Brooke said...

Love that shot with the laundry! It captures so much.

This Heavenly Life said...

Beautiful indeed! You take beautiful pictures -- I love the laundry against the blue sky, and can almost smell the fresh air :)

Heather said...

Such gorgeous photos. The redwork quilt is stunning

Gae said...

I just love this quilt. I have always wanted to do a quilt like this but could never find a pattern for it.
I love the red work embroidery.
I have really enjoyed reading your blog.