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"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." by William E. Henley

Monday, August 29, 2011

strong winds and shades of white

We prepared for Irene

David was kind enough to let me set up camp in the basement,
even though he probably thought I was crazy. 

Hey I am swedish! 

If someone says Hurricane. I'll take cover.
Luckily we could stay safe (and comfortable in our beds).
Only some big broken branches in the yard but no flooding or power outage.
I hope all of you are safe and sound as well.

Last weekend it was snowing upstairs...

...the nasty kind that gets everywhere.
The kind that makes you wonder if you are 
a complete idiot for not covering the floors.
Thew kind that takes hours of mopping 
and scrubbing to get rid of...

This week there was a different shade 
of white on our mind... 

but there can only be one...

and Betsy's linen was the right kind of white!

I can see it starting to come together now.
My work benches are being built this week...
I am so excited!!

Lisa is just tired as usual... 

I have to apologize for missing my 
promised upcoming shop update.
I'm gonna wait until the pieces are done
and then announce a day. 

Right now I have to focus on getting 
our home and my studio set up.

Thank you for being so fabulous!

love ~tess

Friday, August 19, 2011


I'm sorry for the delay
(life got in the way.. as usual)

I uploaded TONS of photos to my FLICKR page
so pleased drop by and take a look :o)

and as for my accountability friday...
well uhum...
let's say I'm aiming for next wednesday instead.

Love a little deeper...
life is so precious


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

wedding photos

coming tomorrow!!!
(yes, that deserves at least 3 exclamation points)


love ~ tess

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

on the horizon

I don't want to make promises I can't keep.

But without deadlines I seem unable to accomplish anything.

So this Friday will be a day of accountability.
I think...


love ~tess

Monday, August 15, 2011

video vixen

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

and there was tears...

We got the photographs.
David and I sat glued to the computer.
Looking at one picture after another.



Was it only two months ago?
It feels much longer ago than that.
Like a lifetime ago

So much have happened since we said;
I love you
in front of our family and friends.

A move
A carsick kittie
A mohawk
and lets not forget the glasses!
And so much more...

We are in such a happy place right now.
I feel happier than I ever have.
There is so much I want to share with you
but I hope you'll forgive me for holding it close
to my chest a little bit longer.
Have I told you lately how much you mean to me?
I don't think I've expressed it well enough.
Being so far away from my family and friends
I really appreciate your presence here.
Reading your comments always brings a smile to my face.
Thank you for being here for me

love ~tess