Thursday Tunes: Vince Gill

Last Thursday, we were in Nashville, TN. We had tickets to Bluegrass Night at the Ryman Auditorium. They have bluegrass shows on Thursdays during the summer, and this was the first of the year - featuring Vince Gill. It was really great. The bluegrass was fun, and Vince is so easy to listen to. You can sample his music on his myspace page.


Masking Tape Quilt

Sara told me about this great project on the Purl Bee. They've been posting a mini quilt of the month pattern, and this Masking Tape Quilt was March's. It doesn't seem to be too difficult - just a matter of getting all of the pieces lined up. Very cute.


Blown Glass

After visiting my sister Sara's house, I was inspired to buy this beautiful blown glass drop at Olive & Dahlia on 25th Street in Ogden (she has a few lovely ones). I also got this cute little bird. I think they'll look great hanging in front of a window.


HEMNES cabinet

It seems like I've been gathering a lot of odds and ends lately, and they need to find a home. I would love to get this HEMNES cabinet from IKEA. It's clean and simple and would do the trick!


Thursday Text: Watership Down

I am currently reading Watership Down by Richard Adams. It's a British novel from the '70s about rabbits. I am really enjoying it. Have you read it? If so, don't spoil it for me!


Richard Ginori Folkware

A recent issue of House Beautiful introduced me to the Richard Ginori 1735 web site. I really love the folkware line of tableware. It's so bright and happy.


MYdrap Luncheon Napkins

I think I saw these in Better Homes & Gardens. MYdrap luncheon napkins are 100% cotton napkins that you tear from a roll and use through six washes and then compost. They are beautiful and biodegradable! You can get them in a variety of colors on Amazon.


How to Tie a Scarf

My husband returned from a trip to Turkey last week, and he brought me two beautiful scarves. I really wanted one, but I haven't been sure how to wear one. Scarves.net offers video clips demonstrating 37 ways to tie a scarf. Maybe I can be a scarf-wearer after all!


Friday Featured Etsy Seller: Charm Packs

I know I've been posting a lot about fabric lately, but I am thinking a lot about sewing and discovering lots of great patterns. The Etsy shop Charm Packs is a great resource - especially for Moda designs.


Thursday Tunes: Sondre Lerche

Have you seen Dan in Real Life? It's pretty funny. Sondre Lerche did the music. I'm still sampling his stuff, but I think I like it!


Pocket Posh

I just returned from another trip out West. One thing that was really great on the plane was this Pocket Posh puzzle book. The one that I got was all about Shakespeare and included a variety of puzzles. Fun!


Moda Shirtings

Here's another line by Moda that I really like: shirtings 1875-1900. I saw some of these patterns at the fabric store the other day, and I think they are fantastic.


Friday Featured Art: Red Fade

Check out Joe's web site to see some great new works. I really like this one, titled Red Fade.


Thursday Text: A Prophet's Counsel and Prayer for Youth

I recently re-read the article A Prophet's Counsel and Prayer for Youth. It is the text of a talk given by President Gordon B. Hinckley in 2001. You probably remember the 6 B's that he discussed.

1. Be grateful.
2. Be smart.
3. Be clean.
4. Be true.
5. Be humble.
6. Be prayerful.


Martha Stewart Cricut

I'm still not sure about all of these cutting machines, but the Martha Stewart cartridges for the Cricut Cake system are pretty cute. I suppose you could use them on paper, too!


Father's Day Tie

When we were looking at fabric the other day, my husband saw some that he thought would make a nice necktie. So I searched online for a pattern. The Purl Bee has a great Father's Day tie pattern and instructions. They made theirs with some beautiful Liberty of London fabric. I'll have to see if I can get one to turn out...


Morris Tapestry

I was really excited to find out about the Morris Tapestry line from Moda. The designs might not be exactly William Morris, but it's a great alternative to the really expensive authentic reproductions. I just ordered a charm pack from Etsy!


Friday Featured Etsy Seller: Cutting Edge Stencils

I really love the gold details that can be found on the walls and ceilings of many temples. The Cutting Edge Stencils Etsy shop sells all sorts of stencils, and I found some that could be used for the same effect. I really like this ceiling one.


Thursday Text: Abide With Me

I really love the hymn Abide With Me by Henry Lyte.

Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me

I need thy presence every passing hour
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who like thyself my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me

I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless
Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness
Death has no sting, the grave no victory
I triumph still if thou abide with me


Beyonce's Dress

Somehow despite living in the Chicago viewing area with the chance to watch Oprah twice a day I still missed the big farewell shows. But I saw this picture, and I really love Beyonce's dress. Don't you?