Sunday, February 5, 2012

this week
















this week  : :

: :   another roll of film was developed, it's like christmas waiting for it , forgetting all that was taken.
: :   more knitting doll photos at the beach with our grandson ( loving little wetsuits,  it seems like yesterday it was my own boys in them), slow progress has been made on the chair pad.
: :   a day trip to cambria with a friend, to visit this gallery, and see this artists work.
: :   and a splurge on one small platter for me, and a big splurge by my friend, she bought several pieces.
: :   a few vintage store finds, these sweet strawberries and three new (old) books i forgot to photo.
: :   we celebrated my sweet sisters birthday    :)
: :   chuck has two more magazine covers, oh his photos! forgot to take pics of those too. so proud of him.
: :   i won a give~a~way, lovely wool and a pattern. thank you plucky knitter!
: :   and we found dresses for my daughter's wedding! she found her's, and this one is mine. and that is just about the most exciting thing. it happened for my girl the way i'd hoped. she fell in love with hers. she cried, i cried. wedding planning is so much fun. except for the not so fun part of missing my youngest girl who lives across the country, and wanting her to be involved too. i'm missing my sons, but they don't care too very much (not at all) about wedding planning. so we are doing our best to stay connected with, emails, links, photos and phone calls. i'm sure that some sort of hand knit cover up is next in the plans.

61 comments:

  1. Oh, Lori! Your dress is lovely!! It sounds like you all are having just a fairytale time in the planning!!! So happy for you!
    How could you resist that snail????? Although, you scored big with the plate, books,and strawberries!! Fun time!

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  2. i LOVE your mother-of-the-bride's dress (not least because it's a very similar style to my actual wedding dress back in 2005!)

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  3. Lori, It is all so beautiful!
    I lived in Cambria for 6 months about 14 years ago.
    Congrats on the dress!
    xoxo

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  4. Oh my gosh! That dress!!! LOVE!
    Your photos = beautiful!

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  5. Dear Lori,
    Your photos, as always are wonderful! The cat in your photo looks just like our Charlie, is he yours? Your dress is elegant and beautiful. Happy birthday to your dear sister and congratulations to Chuck, how exciting!
    Love
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda! This cat was the shop owners in a beautiful garden center in Cambria!

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  6. Oh, my, that dress is beautiful!

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  7. Oh Lori,

    So much beauty. That snail is amazing: the merry symphony of colours are making me drool (not really; don't worry!). Those little strawberries. I'm not sure if William Morris would find them beautiful AND useful but who cares? They are so adorable. J. Whitmore ceramics? I love them. However, of course, those wedding dresses take the biscuit. Such beautiful shades.

    Oh goodness; I need to find some more synonyms for pretty and beautiful when I come to your space.

    Have a great week.

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  8. Beautiful!! Beautiful dress, beautiful strawberries, beautiful yarn, beautiful photos. You've brightened my damp dismal UK Monday morning Lori, thank you

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  9. Oh my goodness. You surround yourself with so much beautiful and wonderfulness. Or maybe you just notice it and remember to point the camera. Either way - a very happy place you live.

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  10. Dearest Lori,
    So many wonderful things happening all at once...
    plates, yarn, books, Chuck, your sister,your
    grandson, knitting all so
    very, very wonderful, but that dress....
    I don't think I have the words to descibe just how
    beautiful it is! I can't wait to see it on and
    I hope you have Chuck take a few dozen pictures at least.
    I think you found the perfect dress to wear!
    Much love and wishing you a Monday that
    brings nothing but joy!

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  11. Dear Lori, I love your dress, it´s so lovely!
    And all these pictures bring smile on my face, I love the strawberries so much! Congratulations to Chuck, again!
    with much love from your friend,
    Mina

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  12. Ah, Lori, it's a beautiful life, isn't it? I think my favorite picture is the one of you sitting next to your grandson. That one tugged at my heart strings. So many happy things happening there! I am glad. You deserve them, and many more! xox!!

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  13. What a wonderful weekend you have all had. Your dress is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing the photos of you all at the wedding.

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  14. It looks like you had a wonderful week Lori-ann and that dress is gorgeous.

    Hope this week is just as good...
    Deb

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  15. I love that opening photo (well, all of the photos actually). And that you're dolly knitting at the beach with your surfing grandson. And your dress is STUNNING - wonderfully reminiscent of the 1920s.

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  16. You are just the most beautiful Grandma, Lori. Your dress is simply stunning. Sending lots of love at this wonderful time for you. xxx

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  17. Your week is stuffed with goodness! Congrats on finding the dresses. The rest should be down hill right? Lucky you winning some yarn, I wonder what you'll make with it? Love the sweater you are wearing on the beach!!

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    1. It came with a veera pattern, one of the stripe ones, I can't remember the name right now, but it's very pretty!

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  18. as a result of your post my DS started using the knitting doll too, he says it's so relaxing...
    Love the photo's, it must be exciting to plan a wedding with your youngest daughter. I can't imagine how it is with your kids far away, we live in such a small country. Both my daughters who aren't in our home any more, live at about 60 km, so within reach.

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    1. You are lucky, my girl lives over 5000 miles away! Thank you for telling me about the knitting doll!

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  19. what a rich week, thank you for sharing! I think I need a knitting doll! And i LOVE your dress, congratulations to mama and daughter!

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  20. Such a beautiful dress! And I'm loving that i-cord trailing in the sand. (:

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  21. Beautiful re-cap of your week Lori!
    Love the dress you chose for your daughter's Wedding ♥
    Happy Birthday Wishes to your sister.

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  22. Your home is fun of such whimsy and love. The cat looks so comfy. That dress is beautiful. It is hard to keep everyone connected, but technology can help so much. My sister was able to "be" at my last birth through skype! Love that yarn.

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  23. OMG Lori your dress is beautiful and so perfect for you. We had so much fun in Cambria didn't we! Am loving the pottery pieces I purchased - really splurged but it was worth it. Maybe SLO next!

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  24. That is a really lovely dress.

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  25. Lori this post just eeks happiness and good times. all kinds of textures and moods here with the gorgeous dress, the beach and I do feel so grateful for that group picture of pottery, I meant to do that but forgot my camera.
    That cake looks home made. The best kind of homemade.
    xx
    julie

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  26. Your dress looks beautiful - how exciting

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  27. oh what a gorgeous dress for you! how exciting. your world is full of goodness lori. so happy for you!

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  28. Here I am, admiring and smiling each photos as I scroll down. Giving a little 'ooooh' at your beautiful platter, and awwwww to the kitty. But then BAM! I saw your dress! That is so gorgeous! Ooooooh, very feminine. You are going to be gorgeous!!

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  29. this looks like the loveliest of weekends! want to come spend some time in your world.

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  30. those dresses are too amazing.....where did you find such glorious pieces? and with hand knit cover ups, this wedding will be gorgeously original, just like momma and daughter.

    a precious shot of you and your grandson, lori. love the blue tam o' shanter - you wear it well!

    xo
    amanda

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  31. Lori - you are truly enjoying your "vintage" film camera, aren't you? I love film as well although I don't shoot it anymore. There is a quality not unlike listening to vinyl vs perfected digital recordings. Love your captures girl!

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  32. THAT DRESS!!
    Now I can hardly wait to see the Bride's!
    I'm remembering with joy when my own daughter and I were wedding planning.
    Just the best of times!
    Your Grandson has gotten his beauty from you, me thinks!
    Awesome post, Lori,,,

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  33. Love is in the air.... wonderful times you are sharing with us all Lori.
    Thank you x
    and thanks also for the tip about the reply button... such a nice thing to be able to do, reply to comments in an easy manner x

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  34. So many good things this week :-) and, good things to coming, too. The dress you chose for your daughter's wedding is perfectly dreamy. Weddings are always such a bright spot in our lives.

    Your photos always make me feel happy <3 (As does Julie Whitmore's pottery.)

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  35. Hi Lori! Every photo would need a comment on its own! So many beautiful, sweet, cute, lovely things and happenings! I'm happy that both of you found perfect dress for the wedding - yours is a dream!
    Thank you again for a enjoyable moment! x Teje

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  36. Beautiful 'mother of the bride' dress, I think a hand knit cover up will be just perfect with it. Can't wait to see the bride, I'm sure you will take some beautiful pictures of the big day!

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  37. I was so busy following all your links yesterday, I didn't get round to leaving you a message to say how beautiful is that dress! Your excitement reaches through the computer, I just know it's going to be a heavenly beautiful day for you all. And I'm so pleased the bride found her hearts dress, wonderful. Vanessa xxxx

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  38. Coming here is like therapy for me.

    Or meditation. Your photos bring a calmness to me.

    I love the little platter you bought. I had my eye on it :)

    And your dress. Wow! Elegant, so you.

    Congrats to Chuck! Maybe you can show the photos in another post. You're both so talented.

    And I hope I make you feel better by telling you your daughter is 2,000 miles closer than you think. New York is just under 3,000 miles away :)

    Still too far, I know :(

    You look beautiful next to your adorable grandson!

    xo
    Lo♥

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  39. Oh, everything is beautiful! Yarn is beautiful (lucky woman :) ), your dress is beautiful, and I remember (it was not so long time ago.. well it will be 6 years ago) my wedding dress, I fall in love with, too.. It's just great to find the perfect one. :)

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  40. A quill collection! OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!

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  41. So so beautiful, all of it. So much peace, happiness, joy, anticipation, and presence in all of these....congrats on winning the yarn and pattern! And those finds----wonderful....
    xoxo

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  42. So many wonderful pictures...I enjoyed seeing each one of them and following your links too.(I really love Julie's beautiful pottery and it was a treat to see the lovely photo of some of her collection!) Lovely wool to win, I am sure you will so enjoy using it. And such a gorgeous dress! I'm so pleased your daughter has found hers too, and the plans are taking shape. Enjoy all your happy times, Lori!
    Helen x

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  43. Your dress is so gorgeous and unique....it is going to look perfect on you! I love it! Cant wait to see your daughters! I have three daughters so I am following this whole wedding process with great interest! My oldest is 18 so we still have some time but it will be here before you know it. Love your photos and it is amazing how you don't need words to relay what is going on in your life when you have well framed and thoughtful photos like yours!

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  44. Truly beautiful dress! And oh, the surfing. I can only dream of it here in Pennsylvania.

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  45. Love those strawberries and that gorgeous dress. You look so cute with your i-cord and your grandson on the beach.

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  46. your pictures are heartwarming! i love your i-cord :-)

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  47. hmmmh your photos are a delight!so many beautiful things..just want to scroll up and down..up and down..and again..
    tank you!
    JenMuna

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  48. What a gorgeous week-just loving your beautiful photos. Congrats to your husband too!

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  49. Lori...thanks so much for sharing your lovely weekend! Your photos are always so pretty and inspiring. So glad your daughter found the perfect dress - it is quite beautiful!

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  50. That dress for the wedding is lovely! I have 2 sons but no daughters and I agree, they are rarely "into" weddings etc.

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  51. Lori just beatiful pictures. I love seeing spending time with your grandson on the beach. The beach is my absolute favorite place. Your dress is beautiful. Congrats to your husband on his cover pictures! That must be so exciting. I am off to visit the Plucky Knitter.

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  52. Now that is some dress, Lori. Gorgeous! Subtle colors but with a statement. If your dress is like that, I can only imagine how pretty your daughter's dress is. Love the strawberries and time with your grandson - always a plus, I'm sure!

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  53. Your photos always brighten my mood so much, Lori :) Congrats to Chuck on his cover photos, and to your daughter on finding her dress (super important, I know!). And that photo of the cat is just adorable!!

    Love and hugs!

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  54. So much loveliness in one post! Your dress is gorgeous and I love those strawberries. Hadn't heard of the Plucky Knitter, but the yarn looks great--I'm heading over to check them out! Have a great weekend!

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  55. YOUR dress is beautiful...lush and creamy! Looks like your cord is coming along nicely for your chair pad, I love all the colours...and of course there's nothing like the beach for the setting.

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  56. Such a beautiful dress. I am so excited for your daughter, and for you!

    Happy belated birthday to your wonderful sister.

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  57. I adore your sweater!! Did you knit it?

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xoxo lori