Of Note

February 1st

Painting

I saw this piece of art in a shop this week in Denver. It is a big piece — something that would be excellent over a buffet in a formal dining room. I love it, although I’m not sure I love it enough to fork over a full paycheck.

When I wasn’t out gallivanting and looking for art, I ran across these:

A great reminder list for those writing from Pixar. This isn’t new but it is brilliant, and I read it every few months to stay on track.

This tree table runner. The simplicity of design, the color of the leaves and the precision of that free-hand quilting that make this project A+. I am newly obsessed with sewing trees.

Speaking of sewing, Quilt Dad is rad. I just purchased one of his scrap quilting books (Hello cute tree pattern on the cover!), and dig his willingness to be a dude in a female-dominated hobby.

Smitten Kitchen’s new cookbook is a 5 out of 5 banana review. The photos, stories, and creativity in this cookbook are fresh. I’ve gone away from having a counter full of books in lieu of the photocopied Cooks Illustrated recipe, or more dangerously — recipes pulled up on my phone. But this cookbook will have a permanent place in my future kitchens. This week I whipped up her stuffed pasilla peppers as a side for a dinner party. Excellent!

And for those who love Africa, and need something to entertain them between Sunday’s viewing of Downton, may I recommend Wild at Heart? This British series about a family that moves to South Africa to run a game park is sweet, entertaining and animal lovers will delight in the variety of beasts featured. Plus, several seasons are on Netflix insta-stream.

~K

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  1. We will check out Wild at Heart for sure. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Are you going to see Deb when she does the book signing for the Smitten Kitchen at the Tattered Cover next month?

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