2.11.2008

woodlands coat




It is 10 degrees this morning in the New York region. Even though I like winter, such intense cold makes me dream of more temperate days. Like the mild fall day last October when we went exploring in my in-law's Virginia meadow. H. almost disappeared in the tall meadow grass, her green coat melting into the fresh green of the grass. The only difference being the shapes of green: the spiky vertical stripes of the grass against the soft round form of H. in her woodland coat. Alas those days are no more for the moment: my in-laws have moved, the weather has changed and H. no longer fits into her woodland coat. Now it's baby sister's turn to inherit the green pom-pom manteau, with its large wooden buttons and velvet lined pockets. Maybe her cheerful face framed in a garden of green pom pom balls will bring a little cheer and a little warmth to this icy cold day.

14 comments:

Kari said...

My two favorites, pom pom fringe and green! Did you make that coat?

taylors said...

The coat is darling. Your in laws house was beautiful!!!! Remember the time you took me to virginia? I loved it. My most precious memories of you though were in Maryland...I miss being close.

I too am wishing for some green.

lynne said...

melissa, that green coat suits baby J just as much as it did H! I do adore those pom-poms.

Audrey said...

It's freezing here too! I love the picture of H in the grass. The photo almost doesn't look real. She looks too miniature and the grass looks too tall. I love the coat on J though. You are lucky to have two girls!

melissa said...

You asked if I made this coat...yes I did, about two years ago. It's had a lot of wear since then!

Lauren said...

I love that shade of green - I always think of you and your kids when I see it! It is cold here - hopefully the weather will change soon - I have my eye on a few beautiful spring dresses that I will happily trade in my outerwear for!

Stephanie said...

Love those pom poms! You two are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog and think it is wonderful. You both are so talented and each of your homes look so warm and lovely. Melissa, just out of curiousity, are you in NY or further south? - M in NY

Bethany Hissong said...

What an adorable coat!! We are sharing the same weather today...brrr. I just love that first photo! I hope you framed that one!!

Joanna Goddard said...

love all the green. what a pretty photo.

Carrie said...

I agree with Kari-pom poms and green,what could be better?

Alexandra said...

That coat is adorable. I am so jealous that you can make something like that!!! (What great photos, too)

fine little day said...

This coat is also great, your a talent.

Sitting Pretty Studio said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog sight. As a sewing enthusiast, but a complete amateur, I am now feeling a little overwhelmed. In a good way!