Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thoughts on a Thursday

After some serious thought I think maybe, I need to go off line for a bit. Just to refocus. Not that I am on a lot, but enough to cause me to be seriously frustrated with people and life in general. I forget how blessed I am, how awesome and amazing my life is because I am stewing over some silly thing I read on facebook or feeling as if I need to prove something to someone about one thing or another. It is causing me unnecessary angst. I want to be IN my life fully not circling around the outer edge trying to peek in and see the messiness and "issues". Because my life is good, my family is great, and I need to be IN IT!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


I had to put the socks aside, they are wonderful but tedious with the wee fingering weight yarn. Plus, Cae has been asking and asking for fingerless mitts for months now. So I cast on a pair, almost done with mitt number two! So nice to work with worsted weight, knits up so quickly! I should get back to the socks, but I might just knit another pair of mitts... because we need wooly mitts now in Arizona, you know since it is pushing 100 degrees most days. HA!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fixing a corner

I have been fussing with this corner of the house since we moved in. The girls do not have there own room, no real space of their own. The living room/dining room is seriously enormous, waaay to big for all of the stuff we have. SO we made this corner a sweet spot of the girlies (of course everyone is welcome to come play there, and they do!). And now, I think, it is perfect!! A nice spot for me to sit and have "tea" and knit while the girls build and play and create.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Another weekend of togetherness. I had time to knit and sew and bake and work in the garden. There were extra flowers and sneaky chocolate, foot rubs, and lots of coffee with cream and sugar. My life, my wonderful, crazy life.

Sunday, May 10, 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.

I am ever so grateful...
~ for flowers
~ for birds in the trees
~ for the laughter of my children
~ for a day of treats and sunshine and bbq
~ for the regular old craziness of my life
~ for time to knit and time to sew
~ for the garden
~ for friends
~ for my mom
~ for my mother in law
~ for our lovely neighbors
~ for the ridiculous chickens

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thoughts on Thursday

We hear it all the time, "they grow so fast". And I know (boy do I know), that some days we just don't want to relish each moment. There are times we probably won't miss (like when your kids are fighting over bionical leg joints for the 10th time during the day). Even knowing all of this, I still say it to parents, I still say "Cherish these moments, they grow so fast". Because it is true. In a few months my oldest will be 21. My baby, although still a baby, is so busy so much becoming a "big girl". I wish sometimes there was some sort of way to just slow down each day, or parts of each day. Maybe the mornings when everyone is fresh and bright and the day holds joy and hope for awesomeness. Those times when the kids slowly rise and walk burly eyed into the living room, one at a time. So there is time for me to snuggle with each one, to give them a smooch and a hug and chat about their dreams.
I wish we had more of these moments, but the busyness of life sweeps them away. Sometimes it seems the messiness of life overshadows those precious moments of connection. I need to focus more energy on those moments and less on the dishes or the laundry (which really there is no end too).

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Joining Small Things for Yarn Along
Still working on the socks. I have to say I am enjoying this pattern a lot. And the yarn is yummy, so the whole thing is really pleasant. I am hoping to finish sock #1 this week and begin sock #2 by the weekend.
I am rereading Heaven on Earth, another book I pick up maybe once a year to refresh my mind on why I am doing what I am doing.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Joining Frontier Dreams for keep calm craft on!

This past weekend I went skirt making crazy. I made Nuala, Fiona, and myself skirts! Yes, I made one for me!! I just need to get around to photographing it. I think it looks pretty good. I love the fabric I used for Fiona's skirt, I wish I remembered what it was called, I do know I got it through Fabricworm. I used the Lazy Day Skirt pattern for all three, which I have DOWN! I can whip on of those skirts out in about 45 minutes! I love it!

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Weekend

A weekend full of celebration! Birthday doughnuts, birthday hotdog, loads of cake and gifts. Friends, water, sunshine, laughter. Perfect!

Sunday, May 3, 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.

~ Afternoon at the park
~ Food from the garden
~ Gluten free cracker for Nuala from the farmer's market
~ A wonderful Saturday with the family celebrating Rowan's 8th birthday
~ Birthday cake ice cream
~ Maypole dance in the park with friends
~ Sunday morning with my hubby

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rowan Valentine

My sweet, sweet Rowan turns 8 today. I remember so clearly the day he was born, it was so magical and empowering. He was the perfect "little" bundle at 10lbs! He has pushed me in so many ways to be a better person, a better mother. He is strong in his feelings, and his desires. He so much wants to be one of the big kids. His laugh, oh his laugh, really there is no better sound. It bubbles out of him like soda from a shook up can, which means it explodes out of him, fierce and hard and overwhelming and contagious.
He is so independent and then so dependent, all a mixed up bundle of pulls and pushes, needs and desires, cuddles and runs. Just perfectly Rowan. Happy Birthday my dear sweet boy.

Friday, May 1, 2015

{ This Moment }

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