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September 05, 2012



Love the new sofa! Let me know if you come up with a good way to get out! I've been trying to figure that out for almost 10 years!! Everything seems to get higher up the back of the sofa the longer I sit, if you know what I mean!


Oh I love the couch :)

I always look forward to your posts. Your photos are gorgeous. But your home, if I could buy it up as is with everything in it, I'd be happy for life! So beautiful and, well, cozy. Many of your photos are in my "inspiration" folder on my computer.


Great dress, it positively individual and what's wrong this that I say.


I love your rooms, I love your rooms, I love your rooms.

I love your new couch.

I love love love your new dress.

I am full of love today for all things AP! (I wish you would line all those dresses up so we can see them together and name them and have our own fantasies about them....)

One last thing: the way you put fabric together is genius! You are such an artist.


Rambling days...ambling toward one direction then another, productive, but not in the way I thought I was headed to be DOES that happen :) Precious in retrospect, though, huh? and the reading...well...sometimes one is so involved in living a story, one postpones being absorbed in reading another's story :) Yes?
We plan to ramble to Dodge Park this Friday to enjoy the Sandy River rippling by...our first time since last summer!!! How DID that happen:)
Happy ambling to you and yours and hugs to you from Gracie

Rachel B.

Would love to know what color your LR & DR walls are painted. Love!


Great pictures, great home...


Sitting on a chair in the river sounds wonderful! I live in the Portland metro area as well. Can you tell me some of your favorite river spots?

Mary Mulliken

if you were my guest lecturer at Reed College, in ANY class, I hope you'd wear that. or the bar maid one. it's just so cool, and I think if you were teaching statistics or business or even African dance you could pull it off. well, maybe not business. Is there such a thing as a class called "business"? probably not. you can see, I'm very smart. In the meanwhile, what in the world do you love about hand sewing? I have a whole basket of unfinished sewing projects in my studio that are unfinished because I dislike hand sewing. do tell.


lovely to see the animalcules are assisting you in breaking in your new office. nothing worse than a couch with no 'cules.

The Hungarican Chick

Long-live IKEA and their Hemnes line! I can't wait to go to IKEA to furnish the little one's room.

Claire Ashworth

haha... wait, didn't you JUST get that other new sofa? the microfiber one? or are all my years melting together? i can't keep track!


Love Love Love the dress! Just beautiful! The colors are so pretty too! :)

sharon from sharon stanley writes

where to start? oh my goodness the dress is divine...hear me, divine...the seating with quilt and dog is perfection itself but that bike, that bike with the basket and bell...well, that did it. that and the soup. i am a nut for soup in fall...nevermind that it was 90 today with 150% humidity...a girl can dream.


You had me at brown sugar banana ice cream! Homemade or from one of the shops here in pdx? Either way, I would love it if you could send me a link to the source. I have a mess of squishy bananas in the freezer awaiting my kitchen, and I've also never turned down an opportunity to bike over to the ice cream shop. Cheers!


So, do you really always have that much fun, or are you just really good at writing about everyday things. Sometimes I think if you told the story of my day, everyone would want to do it. (And believe me they wouldn't.) I don't know which I get more joy out of: reading about the things you do, or perceiving how you note and savor the beauty that is everywhere around all of us. I think you know the secret.

Laura GF

A huge, hearty YES to your findings about the Summer of Reading. I don't think I finished more than one book -- maybe one? Honestly, I was so surprised at myself. Love the couch.


Aw, the precious Paulson babies! Made my day. Thank you.


Oooo, just had to say thank you for sharing your curried potato shrimp chowder recipe! It is delicious. Though I live in the south and it still feels more like summer than fall, since it is September, I made a batch of the chowder yesterday and pretended like it's in the 50's outside. Because sometimes you just need to make believe it is your favorite season.


I'm sure you have some days when your house isn't so tidy but one thing I have never seen in your photos is dog hair. Do you have some sort of magical method for dealing with Clover Meadow's shedding?


Yeah Yeah...lovely let's get to the soup and the ice cream! I could love some of each right now...those pics look amazing.


Please make me one of those dresses! Please!


I like the way you make your own clothes. A nice way to bring out your own personality. Not like mall stuff where there are racks and racks of stuff everyone else is wearing. Love the couch set and looks lovely in the room. Bit worried though about paw prints now and again.
Ikea is good though for machine washing. I've still got our beige loveseat and has been laundered for more than 10 years now.


I agree with Christine - love the pics - it DOES feel like we stopped in for a visit.

I love the dress - love the combinations of fabrics, love your description of your trip...

It's all so LOVELY

pats to the gorgeous creatures xx


Love the photos of the juxtaposition of your rooms. I can visualize it better now.
Funny you mentioned the summer of no reading. This is the first summer I haven't read either. Guess I'll have to catch up in the winter.

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