Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I LOVE it!! I want to wear it just for the sake of wearing it. It makes me feel like tackling an arduous culinary task like homemade cinnamon rolls. The only problem is lil' sis. For a 5 month old she's pretty brilliant. She plays the 'scream my head off as soon as mom puts me down' game, and then as soon as I pick her up again she is as smiley as can be. Ooooh, is she ever good at it!! I haven't been getting much done because my hands are always full, with her. So, I don't foresee any serious baking in the near future, but that won't stop me from wearing this cute apron and pretending.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Well in case you couldn't figure it out by the size of the photographs, I've decided to go with the pastel mix above. Most of these are little remnant pieces (some really small) I've used on other projects. This quilt will not only be a compilation of random bits of fabric but of memories as well. Perfect for a stash quilt, and perfect for a sweet little girl I know really well. Because the fabric is kind of random, I drew up a random sort of pattern to go with it. This is what I am thinking right now, but I very well could change my mind. Anyone else want to play along?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I am such a gardening geek. I am the truest version of myself with a little dirt under my fingernails, barefoot out working in my flower beds (although I do bathe and wear shoes occasionally). I used to be embarrassed by my enthusiasm for this little hobby of mine, in fact I would duck and hide when my neighbors would drive by so they wouldn’t know just how much time I was spending in my yard and think me crazy, or obsessed. When my oldest was 3 years old he knew the names of every flower in the garden. His friends would come to play and he would take them out back to show them the blossoming hollyhocks the way other kids would brag about a new toy. He was my little worker bee, harvesting seeds and storing them in little plastic bags to plant the following year (poor kid - a geeky little mini-me). I loved being outside with my little plant prodigy. Okay, so maybe I was obsessed. With each addition to our family I’ve spent less and less time out digging in the dirt, and so have my kids. My little guy, who is now 3 years old himself, knows the daisies real well, but that’s just because he’s always picking them. I don’t mind so much because there are SO many of them, and he brings them to me to tuck behind my ear, grinning from his own ear to ear when I do. These days, if my neighbors happen to see me outside I am most likely chasing down one of my kids (& I probably look crazier than ever). I have hardly planted anything new this year. Fortunately there are still some workhorse perennials and self seeders doing their thing (some a little too well). Some plants just seem to thrive under neglect - that's why they are my favorites.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
My daughter loved her new bumper pad skirt – she looked quite festive for our 4th of July celebrations. Plus, it was such a cinch to make (no pattern necessary, and I don’t even sew clothes). Soon she will be sporting around all sorts of unused linen from around the house. Think of all that free closet space. :)