I have, for a long time, loved mason jars - especially the blue ones. They have been something of a trend in recent years in weddings and decor, most popularly used as vases and lighting fixtures.
When we visited the in-laws this summer, my love of blue mason jars came up and I was promptly lavished with an assortment of sizes and brands that made this girls' heart go pitter-pat.
On the piano.
Mine right now sit prettily in a location where they are visible through most of our living space. They gently emphasize a vintage blue colour that is a running theme throughout, and until I find a use for them that inspires, I'm content to have them rest as a generous gift that brings me endless amounts of visual pleasure.
I have about 15 posts currently in draft form, but generally have had little energy (or nerve?) to hit publish. Soon.
In other news I have decided that markers, washable or not, are the devil, and consequently I think we will become a crayon/pencil house only. I'm hoping that that will significantly reduce the amount of time I spend scrubbing walls/cupboards/counters/floors/children, and contribute to my sanity and well-being.
So sorry markers. You were colourful and provocative, but you are going the way of glitter and toys with batteries that only play one song over and over again.
So whatever happened to that summer dress I was working on with my friend, Nathalie? Well, it's currently in pieces in a brown paper bag - the languishing of a garment unfinished before school started. That and I have made so many mistakes on this dress that now I'm feeling weak-kneed about finishing it. But now that we're in the swing of things, I might just have a regular day to sew - Thursdays (which is tomorrow) and I thought, what a good day to keep working on the dress!
And then it rained.
And all I wanted to do was curl up in a window seat somewhere with a cup of Earl Grey and read a book, ala Anne of Green Gables.
School started this week - I have two in school now so it makes for a little more coordination and planning, especially with a toddler! So at the end of a big week, I was quite cheered to find this video show up in my reader via A Cup of Jo. I hope it cheers you too!