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To Market, To Market

Lulu DK Fabric

On a grey February day, stopping by Design San Francisco was as invigorating as a scoop of lemon sorbet. Which, by the way, is also the name of Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year. Benjamin Moore’s Mary Hoffman shared the news about “emerging pastels” and the “softening of the palette”  at the beginning of this three [...]

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Swinging From The Trees

Quilting in the Garden 2012

At the annual Quilting in the Garden quilt show held at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore this past weekend, quilts hung from beautiful old oaks like a dapper giant’s freshly hung laundry. Each year the show features a professional quilter and this year’s quilting queen was Judy Mathieson, master of the Mariner’s Compass. Her exquisitely pieced quilts were [...]

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September Blues

Jane Churchill 2012

Though this was supposed to be Tangerine’s year, the Blues Brothers (and their sisters Azure, Turquoise and Indigo) rule!  According to San Francisco seamstress Laurel Sprigg, blue is the color she’s stitching up most often for the interior designs of her fashionable clients. She attributes the ongoing interest in heavenly hues and patterns–like this new [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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    • More Flower Show shots of people, plants and garden-themed paraphernalia including beautiful batik-printed scarves by textile artist Jane Hickman (scroll through to see a shot of us both wearing her wares). The rose covered folly is by the same company that created my friend Pauline's brick folly in her Oakland urban garden. Ended the day with an Evensong service at Westminster Abbey which is about a block away from where we're staying. Had a hard time keeping my eyes open through the Palestrina number but my choir director sister-in-law Diane says that Palestrina intended to write music that would float you away on a choral cloud. Mission accomplished.