Friday, March 6, 2015

{ This Moment }

Joining Soulemama for This Moment. A single photograph from the week, a moment I wish to pause, savor, and remember.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

knitting

Joining Frontier Dreams and Small Things.


When ever I can get a few moments I work on the "never ending blanket". Since I took this photo yesterday, I've actually finished up the yellow stripe and have started on the orange, which is really kind of exciting. After all this time it is finally moving along. I'm still on the fence about adding a fuchsia stripe, I think it would look great.... but I would be done sooner with out it. Haha

Whenever the blanket is complete I have a secret project coming up in which I will be using this yarn (in Goose Hollow). I love this yarn and I am really excited about trying out maybe a new pattern. I am such a creature of habit, I get sort of stuck making the same few patterns. BUT, I feel good about a new challenge and with that amazing yarn I shall make something awesome... at least to me.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekending

Joining Pumpkin Sunrise for Weekending.


What even happened this weekend? It seemed to just fly by. That is how all the weekends feel lately, just crazy busy. Saturday was Cae's soccer game, we worked in the garden, and had Mike's mom over for the evening. We went to the neighborhood home tour and street fair on Sunday. Checked out local 'hood artists, listened to local music (awesome!), ate a lot of foodtruck food, and had a grand time. Then there is soccer in the park on Sunday with our friends and dinner.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

* Gratitude Sunday *

Joining Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday. Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slowdown, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.


~ Getting up early and going for walks, just wee Nuala and I
~ Time to study
~ Beautiful sunny days
~ Time in the garden
~ Tea with honey and cream
~ Oatmeal
~ Figuring out what was up with Nuala's tummy

Friday, February 27, 2015

{ This Moment }

Joining Soulemama for This Moment. A single photo from the week, a moment I want to pause, savor, and remember.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Knitting joy

Joining Ginny for the Yarn Along.




I started on this blanket, oh, about a year ago. Cae really wanted a rainbow blanket like I had knitted for Nuala, and so I had bought all the yarn (Cotlin from knitpicks), and started... then stalled,because honestly it is boring! Row after row after row of knitting 160+ stitches. But I picked it up again and have made some serious progress over the last couple weeks. I'm really getting in to it! Just three more colors to go. It won't be a huge blanket, more like a lap blanket, but it will be cozy and have a nice weight to it. The drape of the cotlin is wonderful.
I am currently rereading "How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen So Your Kids Will Talk". I read it many many moons ago when my oldest and I were having struggles, now my newly minted teenage boy and I are butting heads, and I just need to be reminded on how to do this thing right. It is a great book.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Crafting

Joining Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.

fiona's frog prince skirt

nuala's foxy pants

nuala's new pants
I have had a hard time finding time to craft. A neighbor dropped of a sweet bonnet for Nuala, and suddenly I was inspired. I can not sew as well as her, BUT I can get a little something done. Over the past week or so I have made 3 of the Lazy day skirts from Oliver and S, and I tried my hand at making Nuala a new pair of pants. I followed the tips in Soulemama's book The Creative Family. Can I say I feel soooo accomplished. I've made clothing! Woohoo! I'm going to try and eeek out a bit of time every week to work on a little something on the sewing machine. Probably more easy stuff like that for awhile, it is rewarding to start and finish a project so quickly, and they are so darn CUTE!