• Crazy Kids

    Pose

    Yesterday Sophie got her hair cut in a "long bob," as she put it. I love how it turned out, and told her I wanted to take her picture on the front porch, since the pink sky was so bright and pretty. She tried involving the little pooches, but that didn't really work out very well… Soon Tasha showed up……

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Harry and Stuff

    Today we went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (I used to have a crush on Ralph Fiennes until he became He-Whose-Name-Shall-Not-Be-Spoken, btw. Now he just gives me the shivers.)  Sabrina works at the movie theater, and when Harry Potter first opened, the employees were "assigned" to different Hogwart's houses, and Sabrina was given Hufflepuff. I wasn't home…

  • Family,  Holidays,  Home

    Thanksgiving Day

    Now that I'm coming out of my tryptophan-induced stupor, I can let you all know that our Thanksgiving was wonderful! My mother cooked a fabulous turkey, along with everything that usually goes along with it, and all I had to bring this year were a couple of side dishes and dessert. Sophie wanted cupcakes, so after hesitating a bit, I…

  • Freebie,  Good Things,  Photography

    Woot! Woot!

    I have never won anything. So you can imagine my utter shock (if you've been so lucky as to experience it) when it was announced on Tara Whitney's photography blog that I won a camera bag! A Ketti bag, to be exact! I. Could. Not. Believe. It. ME??? Did her announcement actually read "And the winner is…. PAULETTE STEWART!!!" I…

  • Good Things,  Stitching

    Pink Christmas Ribbons

    As many of you know, The Attic Needleworks holds a silent auction each year to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year they went a step further and had a "cookbook with benefits" published, of which I was asked to be a small part. What an honor! The book is called Recipes for a Cure, and all…

  • Family

    A Sad Announcement

    Prince Charles has announced the engagement of his son, William, to the lovely Kate Middleton. These past twenty years, I've been saving Breanna for Wills. But apparently he didn't get the memo. I suppose we'll have to just stick with being America's royalty. I guess we weren't meant to be Tudors. Tooters, maybe, but not Tudors. P.S. I think Mike…

  • Family,  Good Things

    Orange is…

    …the new bag of Thanksgiving Blend, sitting invitingly on my kitchen counter… …the color of highlighter I'm using on a model pattern… …the cinnamon-y pumpkin hand sanitizer from Yankee Candle I put on my hands before I stitch bc it smells so good… …my sweet Sophie's swim cap…

  • Good Things,  Holidays

    Vintage Christmas

    Recently my mom and I headed out to one of our favorite little shops called Weathered and Worn. The shop was having its Christmas open house, so we decided to visit and see if there was anything either of us "needed." One of the things I always tell myself I'm going to purchase each year – but never end up…

  • Family,  Home

    Shadow

    Despite my angry outbursts at spoiled doggy behavior, threats to send anything with fur to the glue factory, and refusing to share my ice cream, this creature insists that I am hers. I have tried for a year now to convince her to go love somebody else, but she is steadfast in her mission to make me love her. She's…