Nor- fernugen


Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” 

Terry Pratchett


La Cucina


Any one who knows me...knows that I am always in search of the perfect color. I love to design, decorate and dream up new and really " non important" things to do/add to the house- just because...well, because I love it.
When we moved into our home it was pretty "vanilla " after living here for close to 7 years it has our stamp on it- The kitchen had the most awful blue laminate counters- the walls were painted your standard Navajo white and no back splash. Last year Pierre and I had the tile back splash put in and also the stainless steel counter tops put in- we love to cook and it gets messy- they the counters wipe off easily. I have had several colors on my kitchen wall- lime green (love lime) and currently it is mustard yellow...I don't like how it blends in with the wood trim and cabinets.
This weekend I am rolling up my sleeves and painting again- I found a beautiful paint swatch and had Neil (I am on first name basis with the paint guys in town) match it - he doesn't even blink when I walk thru the doors any longer- he knows that I mean business.
The color I chose is very "unlike" me and I am a bit scared. I am very influenced these days by Scandinavian design and am willing to take more risks after going home and seeing how beautiful they make their dwellings.

I will be back with the reveal next week.
...here goes nothing.......

“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”
Charles M. Schultz


Yarn along


I am having an affair.
- yes, I am.

...supposed to be knitting my grey sweater

but now I found myself all wrapped up in this pattern - using hand dyed sock yarn and knitting
Clapo-ktus pattern

Enamored by local history here in Montana-
reading " Growing up with a chamber pot "by Sue Burdick Gwaltney
about the fifties growing up here in rural and rustic Lakeside county- a funny and nostalgic look at yesteryear, full of adventure, fast horses and rock and roll.

So what's on your needles?

Joining Ginny.


Montana Morning


fire season
summer sky

...wishing you a good morning


Summer afternoon in Montana




Over the hills and far away.....
Having a fun summer day hiking Danny On trail
with family and friends on Big Mountain
Have a lovely weekend.