Monday, July 12, 2010
Mossy Green Moss Stitch
I spent the weekend with a friend in North Georgia, with a side trip to Atlanta for a bit of retail therapy. As I have mentioned in this blog, I have been spending some time and energy on my home. Some delayed maintenance, some improvement and just a decision to make it a better place to live. To that end, we went to Ikea where I continued that endeavor. A classic bentwood 'Poang' chair & footstool, functional bed sidetables and a storage unit will go a long way to making my home a nicer place to be. At the risk of sounding like a commercial, I love Ikea. The clean, modern design appeals to me and I love the tiny, model apartments set up in the store, though I always try to find a home for the spinning wheel, fiber stash and enough space for books. Though I guess that's what all those storage units are for. Then the fun comes when you get to assemble your goodies. I am totally charmed by the elegant way everything fits together as well as the pictographic instructions.
In the natural world: It's raining! A steady rain most of today, I came home to a naturally watered garden, lots of green beans but also evidence that some furry creature has been snacking in the garden. Luckily bunny foo-foo (or whoever) likes the green bean leaves, but not the vines or beans themselves. A few tiny okra pods have shown up and the butternut squash are turning buff. The tomatoes are still green.