Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Here is our front door knob which connects through the living room and down the hall to Sam's bedroom door knob below.
Now we're back to the front door handle with the shower squeegee tied up. Sam calls these obstacle courses and indeed it does make getting around the house interesting. My dear husband is clean crew for these endeavors and does all the winding unraveling - god bless him!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Our birthday ring showing I'm now 38 (oh so close to 40 - agh!) and have a winter birthday, love gnomes, live in a yellow house and have a son who can't be left out so hence his birthday bee was added. I love this tradition of the birthday ring which we started for Sam, but now use to celebrate everyone in the family including Grandma!
Lovely yellow roses adding such joy to our house with the bleak and frigid weather outside. The lovely vase was my Grandmother's and really makes any bouquet spectacular.
Here's our table's winter centerpiece with a fantastic needle felted King Winter I purchased from darialvovsky on etsy.
I was so excited to finish my Snow Gnome for the winter display. Dan calls him a Snome! Silly , but fun.
Sam had his first scissor incident today. He was making a dragon out of a plastic bag (I think he got the idea from kites we've seen) just shredding it to bits. Then he must have gotten bored and snipped 2 holes in his pillow form IKEA. It's a good reminder to Mama to be in the same room with him while he's cutting - oh well! So, I took some inspiration from Wee Folk Art and appliqued some wool felt hearts to cover the holes. I think it turned out well, although where I start the blanket stitch and end is a bit messy. But, the pillow was saved! Thus lemonade from lemons.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Here are my homage to Autumn Gnomes which are available in my etsy shop and as a giveaway on Contemporary Earth Mama's Blog this coming Monday the 16th. Drop a comment on her blog for a chance to win. Bring a little Fall into your home today.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Lunch was a simple affair of goat cheese on Wasa crackers for the adults, cheddar cheese and crackers for Sam and apples.
Sam, who usually is all over the place during meals, focused on the fire, sat still and ate. Maybe we should have fires everyday?
I imagine Sam is thinking - "Is she taking my picture?"
The fire made a dramatic collapse after about 30 minutes.
Dan's project for the day was to dig a compost pit which we could put our compost bin on top of to increase it's capacity. We seem to always run out of room for our kitchen scraps mid winter, so this effort will hopefully solve the problem. I feel we still need another bin, but space is such an issue in our little backyard. We already have a shade garden, kitchen garden, raspberry patch, sandbox, playhouse, fire pit and tables and chairs. Oh ya, there is a bit of room left to play - thank goodness!
Before the hole was filled and covered, Sam had such fun getting in a out of it! All by himself no less - what a three year old!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Nephew Tyler fully buried. Later he even let his head be covered with corn.
Everyone chipping in to cover Dan.
Sam just loved the tactile quality of the corn. Hmmm...maybe we should have a cornbox instead of a sandbox at home?
Tyler, who is allergic to cats, was so enthralled by picking up the baby goats and the different breeds and ages of chicks that he just couldn't stop himself when it came to the farm cats.
Sam did manage to pick this goat up; I did not manage to get a picture of that moment.
Dan holding the special fluffy breed of chickens they raise.
We all feed the goats oats, played tether ball, ate brats, picked gourds, took a tractor ride, picked apples thoroughly enjoying our day at the farm. I wish the weather stayed warm enough so we could have gone back, but we'll just have to wait again until next year. It was a wonderful day with my family.
Oh, I almost forgot to include the ubiquitous tractor photo. Here's Alex - isn't she lovely?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This woman who did the shearing was amazing. She was gentle, firm and quick. Just a few minutes was all it took her to shear off a fleece and all in one piece!
Time to go home. It was a fun day and mom bought lots of yummy fall wool to make wool felt for our Centerpiece and our Nature Table. Here are the results.
This was such a fun and EASY project. We had just learned how to felt in our Parent/Child class "Seedlings" held at Sam's school Spring Hill Waldorf School in Excelsior, MN. I might do a tutorial on it for when I make some felt for our winter displays.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I am giving away this beautiful Rainbow Yarn, this skein holds 100 grams / 3.5 ounces and it is so beautiful and soft .... It is a handspun, hand dyed skein. Don't forget to leave me your email so I can reach you when you win. This giveaway is open to the whole world...
Monday, July 20, 2009
Here's our modest raspberry patch. We live in Hopkins which was known for it's many raspberry fields, but now the only raspberries growing are in our backyards.
Our beautiful basil! The smell is so heavenly.