Thursday, January 11

[de]lurk

apparently now's the time: say hello, yodel, send a passenger pigeon (or the equally extinct western union telegram?)! I'd like to know who you are, that you're out there, where you came from, the best thing you've seen today, your favorite color, what you love. Any, all, whatever.


I'm Éireann, I make things, I'm in love with stripes, plaid, flowered lawn, and herringbone (together, too!), and I'm heading to Paris for the weekend. Nice to meet you.

Go.

97 Comments:

Blogger Tiffany said...

okay, i'll go first. i'm tiffany, mother of two, recent returnee to the states. i always read your blog; i admire your various talents very much. take care.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Shari said...

hi eireann!

i like raspberries, clouds, tweed, white yarn, luna, reading. i live in north carolina but am going on a road trip to denver on tuesday. i love reading your posts...and your poetry.

xo shari

7:09 PM  
Blogger stephanie s said...

alrighty, stephanie here, lover of rocks, birds and linen - not necessarily in that order. i also admire your sense of adventure and willingness to move thousands of miles from home to pursue a dream.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Rita said...

Wow - I have a lot of delurking to do! I'm Rita. I also love herringbone.
I just moved back to Vancouver after a stint in Scotland and am sloooowly adjusting to being back. Best things? It snowed yesterday afternoon. Great, fat flakes at dusk, and then the sun shone today, and the mountains were purple.

7:27 PM  
Blogger amisha said...

hi there!
i'm amisha... i live in florida... the best thing i saw today was the golden tops of trees in the late afternoon sun as i biked home from work. i love soft washed cotton, dark chocolate, the scent of the eucalyptus tree in my front yard, soft sturdy wool, zippers, the purr of a contended cat... and my favorite colors are orange + red + yellow. and i too love reading your posts :)

7:52 PM  
Blogger Rainy Eyes said...

Salut, Eireann. I've been reading your blog for some time now. Over time, I've come to realize just why I enjoy your blog so much: we have beaucoup de choses in common.

I love books, art, sewing, cats, figure skating, languages, anime, traveling, pink and lavender, Monet, hydrangeas, Japan.... Paris is my favorite city in the world! About ten years ago, I lived in France for a year, and it was the loneliest, loveliest year of my life.

I'm a writer by profession (one published book and currently finishing my first novel). Kudos on your forthcoming collection!

8:24 PM  
Anonymous sally said...

hi there! love the photo of you...miss you!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Dacia said...

dacia, kansas, snow, pink... not sure I got that in the right order?

8:33 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

hi there. i am jessica, mama to max plus a new one in my tum. my favorite thing is to be with my boy and my man doing almost anything. my favorite things to do alone are sew and take naps. i am from denver, i live in seattle and i am moving to australia.
i just started visiting your blog recently and really enjoy your words and images.
all the best,
jessica
bunnybum

8:41 PM  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Hi, I'm Alice. Nice to meet you.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay fine. I'm Kaitlin. I found your blog because a mutual friend who shall remain nameless (he helped you move with his van) gave me your card, thinking that you could give me some sewing advice. I never sought that advice, but I've been reading your blog. I taught English in Normandy a few years ago, so we have that in common. I'm not nearly as talented of a crafter, though, but I am inspired. You do lovely things.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous amy h said...

I've commented before, but I'm Amy. In Kansas. The best thing I saw today was my daughter's face when I came home from work (and hearing her say "Mommy" with such excitement was the best thing I heard). My favorite color is blue, from gray to aqua -- ocean colors. I love clay in my hands, fragrant English roses, modern florals and stripes, freshly laundered sheets, London, peanut butter, and countless other happies.

Enjoy Paris!

12:02 AM  
Blogger TinkerBlue said...

Hi, my name is Rachael. I am a Tasmanian living in Vancouver. The best things I have seen today -my husband excited sbout flying, the snow at our front door, mail from home. I love the ocean, penguins, whales, daisies, pink, blues, tea, chocolate, Mexico, Japan, the list goes on. I found your blog from Boiled Art - love the cards, ordered a bunch.

1:31 AM  
Blogger shadowsandclouds said...

hi there, like your blog lots, and decided i'd give this post a go too. i'm nà, live in italy, from england. love nature, photography, adore trees, shadows, small details in every day things, patterns in nature, poetry, playing music, drawing, the sea, storms, snow, laughing, hot tea, reading, my man, my folks, and my cat.

3:53 AM  
Anonymous monica said...

hi there, Monica Italian but living in England. Three little boys, love quilting, bruce springsteen, New England, skiing, anything handmade, japanese pottery and fabrics, reading, chocolate icecream. Travelling is my passion. I wish I was going to Paris today...

and blogging.

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Malin said...

I'm Malin, living in Sweden. Best thing I saw today was an empty living room floor - I left D. there last night, with a crashed server (hostile overtake) and my computer spread out before him in pieces. When I woke this morning he was gone and almost everything worked again. He's amazing.

I don't have a favourite color but I do love little things, cheese and travelling - we're heading to Thailand on monday and staying for a whole month! It's going to be heaven.

I like your blog, haven't been lurking very long but enjoying it so far.

4:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Isabel. I'm a French-Spanish quilter who's just started knitting. RIght know I'm very much into japanese needlecrafts, Tweed (the fabric, not the yarn) and entrelac knitting (just trying to figure out how to do that). I don't have a favorite color, I love them all! And the best thing I've seen today is your blog, so far, which I have been reading for a couple months now and that I love.

Isabel

4:38 AM  
Anonymous mangetsu said...

Hi Eireann,
you know we share the love for herringbone and lawn...
And there is linen. And I love wood, the sound of water. Silence but loud concerts, too. All colours. Being in Japan because it is everything at the same time.
Alex

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Nichola said...

Hi Eireann,

I'm Nichola (aka nikkishell), mother of 2 girls, wife, Brit living in Australia. I like the colour green. The best thing i saw today was a 'Little Red Cap' book i found at my local book exchange, that book is scary!

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Carmen said...

Hello, there. I'm Carmen. I live in Toronto with my own little pack of males. This morning I bathed my boys and reveled in the softness of their skin and their giggles and squeals. It filled me up with goodness. I love fabrics and patterns of all sorts. I love, love, love colour - right now it's orange that I'm obsessing about - deep shades, pale shades, it doesn't matter much to me. Just gimme some orange. I love the ocean and miss it terribly. Planning a trip to Portugal this summer so I'll definitely be tasting the salty sea on my lips soon.

I've been lurking here a long time. It's nice to finally "meet".

7:55 AM  
Anonymous laura said...

Hello. I'm laura. Living in the U.S. in the mountains. Love my dog and my man, snow, linen, books, christmas trees, the smell of wood smoke. Really enjoying your blog.

8:36 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

hello! I've asked lurkers on my blog to delurk this week too, so it's only fair if I do the same :)

So, hi!

8:42 AM  
Blogger hannah said...

hi eireann!

hmm. i like sleeping, hot water bottles, tea and books, preferably all together! i love thinking about you in france and remembering my time abroad. i love food and cooking and wish that i was better at sewing. have a wonderful trip!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Hi!!! :) I'm Casey and I've commented a couple times before on your blog. I consider myself a native East Coast girl, but love the idea of travel. :)

I like happy colors, polaroids, thrifting, laughing with friends and family, good sushi, strong coffee, sewing, museums, walking in big cities, poetry readings, knitting, dreaming, sketching, good chai lattes, and music that makes me feel a deep emotion. Probably too much information (TMI), but there you have it. :)

Your blog has really been one of my favorite reads--you are such a sweet, creative, observant person and it really shines through! :) Keep it up and I hope you have a lovely weekend!! ♥

8:59 AM  
Blogger dopeattic said...

hiya i'm cat. i attempt to catch up with you every day and cannot for the life of me remember if i've ever commented. i heart cheez-its and coffee in the morning. i love waking up in chattanooga, tn. and enjoy the air traffic of birds on the telephone wires outside of my apartment at dusk. take care.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Eireann, i'm sandy. i'm a quilter and knitter. love to eat and cook. i enjoy your musings and cannot wait to see what else you'll make.

9:49 AM  
Blogger beth said...

i'm beth. i like half & half, stockinette stitch, and very spicy food. i live in minnesota. oh, and i like your blog.

9:59 AM  
Blogger lilachica said...

Hi, I'm Elise. I live in Brooklyn, but dream sometimes of moving to Minnesota, but I won't because of the winter. I like tea, the colors teal blue and bright pink, trees, reading on the subway and dogs. I also like the pictures you take on your blog.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous laeroport said...

Boujour. I'm Lori. I live in Lawrence, Kansas. Today my favorite color is teal. Yesterday it was rose pink. I love my children more than I can bear, sometimes, naps on a rainy afternoon and your discussions on poetry.

Cheers!
www.laeroport.typepad.com

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Ash said...

Hi Eireann

I'm Ash, mom to two beautiful boys, living in Holland. I love my boys, husband, cooking, eating, crafting, pink things. I like your poetry and reading about your move to France.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Alexis said...

Good morning!

My name is Alexis and my favorite color is robins egg blue. My husband and I recently moved to Denver from New England. I enjoy your blog very much, thank you for sharing!

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Hiya.

I'm Laura, a transplanted Tennessean in Minnesota. I like science, being surprised by beauty, and looking in on other people's lives through their blog-windows.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Alicia A. said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you.

I'm Alicia. I'm an artist and a mom in Kansas City. I like greasy breakfasts, being outdoors, cotton sheets, my family.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous mj said...

i'm meagan, i miss living in minnesota, i love houndstooth and the color blue, having a big pile of fabric to imagine using, and thrift shopping. my favorite thing from the week is the news an old piano professor of mine got his ear pierced with a big diamond stud.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous christine said...

I'm Christine. I live in Los Angeles with my husband Rama. I'm a graphic designer, arts-and-crafter and avid daydreamer. Lately, I love baking, collaging in my moleskine, playing scrabble and reading magazines. I am inspired by the loveliness you create and hope to someday sew half as well as you! xo

12:43 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Hi Eireann! I do comment once in a while and have purchased a lovely piece of art from you (one formidable curtain). My obsessions right now are antique blues and tans, snow on tree branches, and feathers. I live in Victoria, Canada, and I adore your blog!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

salut! i'm stella and i live in portland. i'm a better knitter than seamstress, but i'm learning. i fire electromagnets at old people's heads for a living. i'm addicted to silk, though i can't afford it, and i think that almost every color is better when it's next to a chocolaty brown.

i stumbled on your blog because of your designs, but subscribed because of your writing. and because i lived in france once, myself, and i love to hear what fills your days over there.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I delurked quite some time ago but I'll play even so.

I'm Sarah (most definitely with an h) and when you're living in the States, I'm your neighbor to the east. Among other things, I love the smell of sheets that have been dried on the line, my girls and their papa (some days more than others), coffee, playing with yarn, when the temperature is just right and I feel as though I'm part of the air around me, waltzing with babies, and the feeling of a cool hand on a warm forehead.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous betsy said...

Hi Eireann!

I'm Betsy, mama to two amazing daughters, wife to my dear one, artist, crafter, illustrator, teacher, cook, gardener. And lover of books, polka dots, lazy beach days, chamomile, the first sip of morning coffee, freshly picked rosemary, peonies, summer rainstorms, all things Asian, the ocean, children's art, and stripey rocks. I live in Portland, Maine now but moving to Scotland 20 years ago changed my life forever. Thank you for sharing your craftiness, creative musings, and French adventures.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Shanna said...

i'm shanna...a crafty momma of one who adores pink, polka dots, fabric, and anything vintage.

happy delurking week!

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Zoe said...

What a lovely post!

I'm Zoe and I work as a graphic designer in a digital communications agency (sounds posh but it's not really). I have an almost 3 year old daughter and a husband and I love them to bits.

I love finding blogs like yours which constantly amaze and inspire me to craft/sew/knit.

Glad to meet you albeit virtually!

Zx

2:57 PM  
Anonymous paula said...

My name is Paula and I've been reading quietly for a while. I love my husband, my collection of Lisbeth Zwerger-illustrated books, the whimpery noises my dog makes when I come home from work, frosty trees, road trips, and french blue. I've lived around but ended up in eastern WA state, where I was born.

Oh, I also love your blog.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Mal said...

Hi, I'm Mallory. I live in the Twin Cities (Eden Prairie), and I hesitated for a moment about de-lurking until I looked down and remembered that I'm wearing a shirt that I bought from you at the St. Paul Craftstravaganza.

Best thing I've seen today: Bob Barker saying "I'm a homeboy" on the Price is Right, followed closely by James Lipton saying "getting jiggy with it" on Inside the Actor's Studio. Not to pollute the lovely responses about noticing little spots of beauty in the world, but I have a weakness for aging television hosts trying to be uncharacteristically hip.

Loves: knee socks, dandelions, fresh snow, bottomlesss cups of cofee, cat-eye glasses, giving compliments to strangers.

Thanks for the push to de-lurk! I'm a brand new sewer and brand new blogger, so I needed it.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Mae said...

I have commented before. I am Mae and I am living purposefully in Northwestern Ontario Canada. I discovered your blog just as you were preparing to go to France. Today almost as if hovering in the frigid air, I saw an icy mist rising from the greatest Lake - Superior as I travelled its north shore this morning. I'm sort of looking at the other comments as I can't remember what you asked but, I love looking at my children's faces.
I like the way you share little bits and pieces of your life.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Austen G. said...

hi eireann. i'm austen (with an "e," like jane, not an "i" like texas). i live in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. i love the quiet of my house when everyone but me is asleep; clear blue skies; chickadees and sparrows; hot sand and cold salt water on my feet; peonies; strawberries; asparagus; the day's first cup of tea; blue glass and bluegrass. the best thing i saw today was three red balloons tied to a blue ribbon, tangled in the apple tree beside my bus stop. i sew and quilt; i love to cook feasts for my friends. i love reading your poetry and about your life in france. have a great weekend!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

So, I'm the last one.

I'm Irene, I'm from Portugal (Two countries away from you). I'm a journalist Major. I started doing crafts because of stress, I had to do something different from what I do everyday in college.
I love reading, love crafts, my favourite colour is orange, my favourite craft is your travel wallets, love reading blogs. love fabrics.
I'm anxiously waiting for your shop update, I want a travel Wallet :D and my boyfriend is going to get me one as a gift :D when you update your shop :D

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Kait said...

hmmm... this IS supposed to be a two way exchange more often, isn't it! I'm Kait, I live in St. Paul, I make jewelry, and I'm currently obsessed with the colors of the train cars that pass outside my windows. I love to read, but still need to work on writing, especially to let others know how much I enjoy their blogs! Thanks so much for your writing and pictures!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous melissa said...

hi there, i've been stopping by for a while so it feels good to de-lurk.
i'm melissa, , i'm 26, mama of arlo and keira, i live in new zealand. i like it when my children run up to my bed to see me in the morning.
i admire you, and love your writing.
x melissa

2:52 PM  
Blogger Camilla said...

hello, i've been reading your blog for a while. I'm camilla, I live by the seaside, I curate art shows, try and get better at painting and really admire people with pretty blogs.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

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4:58 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

while you were in paris i was lurking, though until i read your post i had no idea that i was a lurker. i'm julie and i put you in my sidebar. we have the love of poetry and france in common. i live in petaluma, california, in a bird's nest of a house in which i keep my little family. i write and glue and cut and sew. i make and bind books and laugh and lurk. turns out i am a big lurker. at least now it's out in the open. i'm also very fond of brown.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous melanie said...

Melanie from Calgary. Lover and reviewer of books and writer of stories. Namer of the animals in my neighbourhood because I don't have a pet of my own. Owner of a beautiful box of ribbons and trim that you sent me! Proud owner of a new serger that I am learning to use so I can put that box of trim to good use.

I have been having fun following your adventures in Paris.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous laura said...

eek, caught red handed err..lurking. well to come out into the open, I'm Laura,a perpetual university student and mother of 1. I live in San Francisco...I love velvet, and linen, cashmere yarn, jacquard ribbons, miniature chocolate cupcakes and all things japanese. I also love your blog, and desperately coveted your travel wallet for the kim family auction (but I didn't win :-(..)

Oh, and the best thing I saw today was a ladybug...

12:36 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

i confess i must be a lurker...i come to visit but don't think i've left a comment before...so i guess today's the day :)

i'm kelly, i live in england, i've just had a lazy sunday breakfast with my hub + read the paper...now i'm going to bake a cake + listen to radio 4. i love stripes too with pattern, baking, doodling + green. ooo + france too.

love love love reading your blog. i'll be back + promise to comment from now on! x

5:24 AM  
Blogger stats said...

Salutations, I read you often.I'm a photography,gallery owner, mother,future craft person as soon as I fiure out what it is I could do. I might try baking this year .

11:49 AM  
Anonymous sara said...

good day eireann,
my name is sara. i read your blog somewhat regularly and enjoy it very much. i live in massachusetts but am from vermont originally. i like staying in bed on a dreary day with somene special, the sky on a clear night, green grass on bare feet, the mountains, the ocean, and very many other beautiful things.
thank you for sharing so honestly with all of us. you are an inspiration.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Hello! I'm from New Zealand, don't do anything much other than ruminate myself into a twisted know, and am secretly jealous of your French adventure. I love books, design and staring at my navel. Also chocolate. Food in general. And stormy beaches.

2:15 PM  
Blogger sweetjessie@comcast.net said...

hi there,
I'm Jessie. I live in a suburb of Chicago. I met you at Craftstravaganza last summer in Minneapolis (I had a booth there, too, and I guess it was St. Paul actually) and signed up for your mailing list. You make such beautiful things, and I drooled over them at the show and now from afar.
Take care on your travels!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hi eireann!
I'm monica, mom to 4 kids. I make girls clothing and sometimes things for myself. I like to try new crafts, especially if there is fabric involved. I have visited your blog a few times and I admired your creativity. I think I'm going to visit often :)

6:09 PM  
Blogger nicole lecht said...

well after you've just read 59 comments, i'll give you one more! i'm nicole of freshlyblended and i like...
~people like you who get others involved with fun things
~being inspired by other blogs
~sharing what inspires me
~being multi-facited
~when it rains
~botanicals
~my cat who thinks shes a dog
~marshmellows
~taking naps on the weekend
~making friends in faraway places
~vinatge wallpaper
~bookbinding
~the 20's & 30's
thank you for letting me spill my guts..well some of them!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous sky said...

oh, why stop at 60 when you can have... 61! hi, i'm sky and i like being:

+ in love
+ comtemplative
+ inspired
+ unafraid

i love your blog because you put yourself out there, something i've been struggling with...

7:39 PM  
Anonymous wren said...

Room for one more. A UK northerner who loves reading blogs and books. I probably spend more time reading and thinking about crafts than actually doing any.

5:13 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

I'm Gina and I live in Connecticut. My clean kitchen made me smile today. I love knitting and other crafts, but have to focus on knitting or I would never finish anything. I am trying to do the FLY lady thing in 2007 (www.flylady.net)

9:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa PN said...

alas, i think that it's time for a 64th comment! You can have a look here at my blog to see how you inspired me so! http://www.girlcancrete.blogspot.com

i look forward to learning more about you!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous kelly said...

hello! I guess I missed delurk week but I was just thinking about you. I still treasure the kimono fabric I purchased from bara last year (pale blue with green leaves). I was unhappily living in tennessee at the time, dying for something beautiful and inspiring, and you helped me get through that! In 1993, my husband and I spent 4 months traveling europe by motorcycle and I spent most of yesterday going through my photobooks and journal from that time. I miss france. and italy. and greece. and...
Sigh.
Thank you for the sense of calm and peace and for the great beauty that your posts always provide.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Karen June said...

Love this idea...This is my first visit, but I supose I can still "de-lurk"...I'm Karen from Boston, love to design, create, daydream, walk in fresh snow and read a book with my Cavalier snuggled in my lap. Love your blog...

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm krysten, west coast native, currently living in st. paul, mn. I love the smell of freshly squeezed citrus, and the sun was the most beautiful thing I saw today. I'm more of a knitter than a seamstress, but I love seeing your creations.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Ruthanne said...

Hi, I'm Ruthanne, stay-at-home mum to four boys and one girl.

Love your blog and your pics.

Best thing I saw today was my husband asleep on the sofa with my two youngest boys when I got back from the school run.... ahhhh!

I love sewing, anything from the 1950's and being a mummy!

6:37 PM  
Blogger kayla_d said...

I'm Kayla. I love reading, sewing, painting, Japan, and I love your aesthetic.

6:44 PM  
Blogger bluedog said...

hi, i'm beth, former dogwalker, current completely overmyhead new deli/grocery store owner. i live in san francisco and love mornings and quiet, paper mache and vintage swedish in general, inspiration walls and workspaces. i think i found you through lisa congdon's blog and i appreciate you both so much for sharing yourselves so freely

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Nina said...

Hi Eirann

My name is Nina. I'm a 27 yr-old single mama living the vegan life in Portland, OR. I LOVE toast, the construction of clothing, pomegranate jelly, soul music, Betsey Johnson, sewing machines, fushia, veggie booty, fabric and hamming it up with my kiddos.

I have been reading your blog (and others like it) for about a while now and have become so addicted to them, that I recently started one of own.

I love your blog and look forward to future posts.

Lots of loveliness
Nina

www.neosewmama.typepad.com

9:08 PM  
Blogger Cheeky Beaks said...

Hi, Kristen - live in Sydney, Australia. Love my kids, sunshine and any spare time to myself. Colours I like are neutral and murky. But I would really love to be in Paris!! BTW I am collecting up fabric bits for you and when I have a bag I will let you know for a swap.

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Terra said...

Hi Eireann
i just started blogging.
www.littlebigpants.com
i love polka dots, cowboy fabric, my baby boy, all the projects in my head, wine, your poem "Santa Lucia"
I used to write poetry, i used to wear red lipstick, i used to live in Pau, France, I used to speak french really well...i used to ...I used to....

8:08 AM  
Blogger .tif said...

Am I lucky number 80? I'm a late de-lurker, but I'm usually not late for anything (I like being early, usually too early ...). I'm a Floridian living in Virginia, but I've also lived in Iowa, Indiana, Japan, Ohio, and South Carolina. I'm going to be 28 this year, and I'll have been married 6 months on the 29th. Er. I love my husband, my dog, mountains, clouds, trees, Japan, photography, painting, and texture.

I'm sure that on another day, I'd say there are other things I love ... so, I have a long list. I love being inspired by all the other creative people out there - I just got a sewing machine for Christmas!

My (newer, soon to be only) blog is niftysmith.wordpress.com...

9:11 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

I'm Sarah. I hail from Iowa, where I am currently huddled in a blanket for warmth. The best thing I've seen today are the new squirrel tracks in the snow on my lawn. My favorite color is crimson, followed closely by aqua and silver. I love my husband, sewing, blog-land, paisley, soft things, all things cute and adorable, animals, reading... I could go on, but this is your blog, not mine. :D

10:25 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

hi there! i'm a huge fan :) hehe. i am just stopping by to tell you so.

you can find me curled up in a blanket today with warm socks on. this will be me until i recover from my cold. i think i like being sick because it gives me a reason to stay in bed all day with a little internet break every coupld of hours. texas should not be this cold. i hope paris is warm :)

10:32 AM  
Anonymous kate said...

hi! I'm Kate in Virginia, awaiting your package. Your blog is great and I was inspired to create my own. I've knit since I was a little girl, but now I sew more. I want to move away from the city one day and have a farm. I'm a morning person. I'm getting married this summer and my wedding colors are mint-green and red.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous WillowCaroline said...

Hi.... I am a mother of three sons, a US High School Math teacher, and I miss my stay at home days when I was more involved in handwork. I still do small things and look forward to my summers to get more projects done. 2 of my sons can knit, my 10 year old quite well, and my oldest (who has a coordination disorder) made himself socks on handmade double point needles when he was in fifth grade. So I am doing my best to pass on my love of handmade to the next generation.

9:07 PM  
Blogger leya said...

I'm leya and I'm tall with a love of birds, orange canisters, black tea and various type of good cheese.

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Jodie said...

I'm Jodie...I live in England with my husband Greg...I love old films and vintage clothes...and I am in the process of learning dressmaking and knitting so I can eventually make things like all you amazing bloggers can!

www.vintagefilm.typepad.com

8:00 AM  
Blogger Ani said...

i'm very late but i'm ani.

loves: oysters, knitting, photography, leaving little drawings in public places, baking bread.

i live with my little family in Reno.

i've been enjoying your blog for a few months now. thank you for sharing your world!

11:47 AM  
Blogger bugheart said...

i love
the smell
of
old stairways
[musty
and worn],
the color of
dusk,
the sound of
walking in
wet grass,
all things
striped,
old photographs-
[esp.
with the
crinkley
edges],
the sound
of my
mother's
voice.
. . . . .
just got
back from paris...
love to hear
what you do
when you
are there...

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

It’s me, Jen. Thank you again for painting the precious little St. Therese block. I gifted it to my niece Maya to celebrate her First Communion at St. Therese Parish in Seattle.

I love little pink roses, the feel of the sun kissing my cheeks and butternut squash soup.

6:49 PM  
Blogger CoCo said...

Hi Eireann,

I'm Corina, from Eireann (Ireland!) - the west coast to be a little more specific. It's very wild here at the moment. This de-lurking idea is fantastic, as I have been having peeps at your blog every so often. I mainly scrapbook and alter stuff, and find I can't really take on a project that takes more than one night to complete! Family life gets in the way. Have a darling hubby and daughter aged almost 3. Love all things crafty and have tried many. Have been to France twice, but never Paris....it will happen....soon, hopefully. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and thanks for the inspiration!

4:41 AM  
Anonymous mary said...

hi there--i've been seeing de-lurking entries all over people's blogs. i love the word. i love to paint, play with clay, write, draw, collage, be outside in nature, play with my new little grandsons, enjoy my daughters as grown women, read good books, watch good movies, hang out with my hubby doing mundane stuff...and some days i wish i were in paris so i check in with your blog....

6:07 AM  
Anonymous zoe said...

ok, i too have been lurking around here and other blogs... i'm a friend of martha's (of uniform studio) from minneapolis, and found you via her blog.

there are many things I love, but right now I am particularly enamoured of this engaged community of cyber-women who create, think, and support each other in their endeavors. I really had no idea until recently that you were all out there, and while my relationship w/ you consists mostly of "lurking" at my computer, it really warms my heart and inspires me.

so thanks.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am Allsun from Ireland, living in Germany, just discovered your blog a short while ago and like your sense of creativity.

I love the colour blue, all shades of it. I love travelling long distance on my bicycle, meeting people and tasting, smelling, listening, feeling my way through new and foreign lands, I have passed on this nomadic trait to my children who bring me weird and wonderful things back from their journeys.

I have been knitting and quilting and doing needlepoint, while I have been living and working on four continents so far, trying to capture the colours of whatever place I find myself in at the time.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous tiel s-k said...

why hello, for some reason I feel compelled to write something too...88 never too late! Um..my name is Tiel. I live in a blue house in Brisbane Australia. I have never been to your blog before, but will come back. I'm a freelance illustrator and designer.

the best thing I saw today was my 2 and 4 year old learning to swim.

4:43 AM  
Blogger paper-and-string said...

hi.
I'm Sarah and I am a lurker. Sorry. I live in the south of England, work a full time job and try to get in as much sewing as possible. I too have a blog and will now try to get my lurkers to de-lurk !! thanks for all your inspiration over 2006.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Eero said...

I'm Eero. I'm an artist living in central Alaska. It's snowing and -2F right now. I'm about to go skiing, which is the one and only thing keeping me sane this cold, dark winter.....that and the fact that I'm going to Hawaii soon. I LOVE orchids. I love skiing. I love my hairy husband of 6 years. I love my 17 year old cat. I have a really high metabolism, so I LOOOOOVE eating.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous blair said...

Hi sweet E! You know I already have a crush on you, but just wanted to pop over and say I loooonnnngggg for the day I can say something like I'm heading to Paris for the weekend. Hope you had fun! xo

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Alicia P. said...

Hi E. It's Alicia P., from Portland. Best thing I've seen today was a lady doing a total double-take when she saw my husband working on a latch-hook rug in public. Favorite color is mint green. Love: sea otters. So much. Oh, and Paris!

7:24 PM  
Anonymous francesca said...

hello, i'm francesca from london.
my husband has taken my little boy to the park so I have some time to work and delurk!

nice to meet you!

4:04 AM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

Hello Eireann
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, designer, illustrator, maker of things, photography, assemblage art, painter ... i love hydrangeas, peonies, a big Texas blue horizon-to-horizon sky, thunderstorms, rocks, insects ... I am a collector of all things.
Cheers, Kim

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Sybil said...

Hi,
I'm Sybil. I live in New York City and I make things too. Sometimes out of yarn or cloth or flour and sugar. I went to Paris years ago and now I want to go again. I like paisley and scroll work and stripes. Along with cats and chocolate and wine.

2:35 PM  
Blogger 2begin2 said...

Hello! I live in California - I love herringbone & floral together, the smell of; desert verbena, the ocean, rose geranium...I love the feel of sand between my toes and the crunch of dry dirt under my boots. I'm dreaming about sushi right now. I'm a stay-home Mom of 2 incredible girls. I'm a Piano Accompanist. I use to be a runner but injured my knee while playing tennis ;(
I love books - piled floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall!
I enjoy sifting through blogs! (You should see how long my bookmark/fav list is!)
I started a blog that focuses on my family.
thebeginfamily.blogspot.com
mostly for our family from all over the states to poke in periodically to see what's shakin' with us.
Keep blogging!

3:42 AM  
Blogger glennis said...

eireann! love that name.
just found your blog- wonderful, inspiring.
me....making now for 34 years! i like clay and fabric, texture and color. i want to touch things that i like- see, feel, listen. i love japan.
live in california..making shibori
mata-ne!

7:10 PM  

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