Winter into Summer – Flower Shows

It’s getting warmer….Do you get confused about what season it is when you step outside? Winter, Summer, Spring??? The plants are waking up and unfurling leaves as they feel the heat. Let’s just hope old man winter goes easy on them this year. I’m expecting at least one more snowstorm. We ALL want Spring and Summer ASAP.
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Paola Pillows Over Time

I got married the first time, way too young. Which caused me to settle early in a very narrow geography. As a consequence although I’ve lived all my life on the east coast, I still find myself drawn to varied and far away places.
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The Fabric of Life-Old Becomes New

Last week I had the pleasure of attending “Talking Textiles”a one-day symposium at the New School in New York. Lidewij Edelcourt, Dean of Hybrid Studies and founder of Edelcourt, Inc., spoke eloquently on the re-creation of ancient fabrics.
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Sunny One So True

August is sunflower season in Litchfield. From green, tightfisted buds to a sunny “letting it all hang out” display after numerous bee visitations. At least one of the new Paola Prints this year will be black and white. This is Sun Zebra, a great addition to any living room. She blends well too.
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Time to wake up

Summer is not quite over- even as the maple leaves flirt with orange and yellow. I’ve been generally avoiding the garden because the foliage can overwhelm this time of year. Now, the late blooming flowers are showing up demanding their day in the sun. How could one not pay attention? I’m devoting this post to some late summer beauties you don’t want to miss.
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Sunflowers and Tag Sales

Today was tag sale day. Chaos reigned for a few days leading up to it. When we merged homes in 2009, we couldn’t see our way to getting rid of all the extras. We moved most of it into a storage unit the next town over. 
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Life Could Be A Dream

Ever watch a movie or TV show and think, “There’s so much more to this story then they’re telling?” Every pillow story is unique; some designs involve way more effort than you might think.
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Crazy for sunflowers

I’m crazy about sunflowers. The “big” ones. There’s something about the size of a sunflower that accentuates its complexity. When possible, I like to raise sunflowers from seed. This first photo represents the way I’d always thought of them. Yellow, bright, strong and independent. Having grown them for several years, I can confirm that they’re all of that and more.
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