Thursday, 28 April 2016

Norwegian Wood...

At Christmas I was shown a copy of the book Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting.  Well, I was immediately captivated!  I know.  Crazy huh.  A book about stacking wood.

So I bought myself a copy of this book - I recommend it! - although I have still to read most of it.  I haven't seen any sculptural wood piles such as those shown in the book until today.  I saw not just one, but a group of them!!

We visited West Green House Garden - of which I will show you more tomorrow - and we saw these wood piles stacked up by the car park so I had to photograph them.  Fortunately we arrived early so we didn't have an audience watching me taking these odd photos.

According to my book - I checked when I got home - these are round piles.  Funny that!

It was an interesting and very pretty garden to visit and great to see these piles.

More tomorrow!


Wednesday, 27 April 2016


One of my goals for this year was to sort out my photos on the computer.  So far, not so good!  However, I am finally trying to share some more of the photos that I took at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2014 and today I have some more treasures for you to look at.

There were so many incredible paintings and sculptures.  The sculpture is called Liberty and I think the painting is of George Washington - but I am prepared to stand corrected if I am wrong, please let me know!

In my last post about the MFA I confused some of you because of the cropping of my photos.  You might think that the painting is quite small or that the statue is very large because I have cropped the pictures closely.  If you look below though you will see that isn't the case.

That painting goes from floor to ceiling in a massive room!!!  The statue is quite small really.  It was incredible to see such a massive and beautiful painting that was so large.

There are many room "sets" at the museum and this is one of them.  I adore this door.  If ever I build a house - of the right style! - I would love a door like this.  The hearts are particularly charming I think.  I have never seen sidelights like these before with a heart motif in them.

This room was very lavish with detailed wallpaper, lots of patterns and intricate details.  What I really liked most of all though was the wine cooler.  For two large bottles at a time!  That would make for a good party wouldn't it!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some more of these treasures today!


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Podcast Episode 2

The second episode of the Love Made My Home Podcast is now live!

For shownotes see the Ravelry Group Thread which can be found here.

Thank you for watching!