Sunday, January 19, 2014

Just One Man

My friend wondered why her house remodel was taking so incredibly long to complete.  It was driving her crazy and a constant complaint in every conversation we had.  Months passed before her new roof and aluminium siding were fully installed.


Yes, I bite my tongue.   (No small feat.)



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Saturday, January 11, 2014

So this happened...

I said a little prayer when the holidays were finally over.  They were rough.  I spent much of them in denial but, just twelve days into the new year, I realized I hadn't stuck my head in the sand nearly as much as I'd thought.

Case in point-- My last month in pictures...

Our family welcomed a new baby cousin.  
I made this quilt and hope it keeps him cozy and warm. 
 Glam Clam Quilt Pattern by Latifah Saafar
All fabrics from the fabulous Sew Modern in Los Angeles.

My BFF made homemade marshmallows and shared some with me.  
They were seriously delicious and light as a feather.


My friends also shared their Christmas with me-- 
Their tree was magical and filled with vintage ornaments.


We had relatives from out-of-town visiting for two weeks so we took in the LA sights including the Space Shuttle Endeavor--  I never get tired of seeing this magnificent ship.


We saw "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at the movie theater and LOVED it.  (Thanks to great cinematography, I also want to travel to Iceland and Greenland now too!)


Husband hung the blue stained glass in my kitchen window.  It belonged to my mother and looks perfect with the blue glass I've been collecting for the past 30 years.


And we also visited The Skirball Cultural Center. 



This quote says it all for me.  I'll try to keep that in mind as I plow through 2014.

Happy New Year one and all.
xo Joanna


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