Sunday, April 26, 2009


A lot of people made tracks to the beach yesterday, and I was one of them!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring's here & summer's coming!

Today my mind is filled with thoughts of all the lovely things I'm anticipating...

walks on the beach...

wiggling my toes in the sand... finding mermaids...

exploring the beautiful Maine woods...

I find such serenity there...

driving up the Coast to Pemaquid Light...

talk about your photo ops...

Everything about Maine in the summer is simply glorious! I think it's going to be a really fun & inspiring season!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday 2009

Happy Easter!
It’s been a day of brunch, treats, bunnies, baskets, eggs, and laughter!
I hope you also had a bright & happy Easter.

It's been a day for eggs, treats, bunnies, brunch, & laughter. Hope your Easter was also bright & happy!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday in downtown Portland, Maine

Sometimes I forget what a neat city Portland, Maine is. (It's the original Portland, by the way. Portland, Maine, was founded in 1623, according to Wikipedia, and incorporated in 1786. Portland, Oregon, was incorporated more than 60 years later, in 1851.) Anyway, Saturday I managed to get downtown for a bit, and luckily I had my camera with me.

My goal was to visit my favorite thrift shop, The Good Cause, now located on Forest Ave. On the way there, the windows of a restaurant called Nakornping Thai caught my eye, and I started snapping. Then I noticed some pretty white dresses in the window of the thrift shop. They reminded me of my First Communion dress, so I had to stop and take a closer look at them. Once inside the store, I spotted a sign for prom gowns, so I had to check them out -- I liked the array of colors and fabrics. Once outside again, I had to stop to look in a gallery window. Are those little heads of babies? Clowns? Baby clowns?

Anyway, it was a beautiful spring-like day (finally!), and I enjoyed my short walk in downtown Portland.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My latest project

I'm getting creative with felt! I was inspired by a pin that I saw on Etsy. On Thursday, I stopped by JoAnn Fabrices to pick up some felt and a pair of pinking scissors, and then last night, I got going. What fun! The only one that is sewn together is the heart with rhinestone button. I had originally planned to add a pin to the back, but I'm kind of liking being able to set this little heart on a tabletop.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Some brightly colored abstract photos

I've really enjoyed Bright Week! So happy that I heard about it through Concrete and Honey (Sorry, I don't know a better way of doing links! Maybe someone can teach me!) Anyway, here are some photos I took several years ago and then manipulated using Photoshop Elements. Enjoy! And TGIF!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Vintage china in sunny hues

I recently cleaned out (which is to say, sold) a bunch of vintage china & glass. But I still have this photo of Golden Button china, circa 1950s, and I think its bright yellow accents are perfect for Bright Week.