I'm doing school with Moppet this morning. We're learning "A". After drawing various A's we started thinking of things that start with A. There was the obvious airplane, apple, ant, angel... then one of the reasons why I am not a primary school teacher at heart manifested itself. Me: "Let's see... what else starts with … Continue reading A is for..?
For Christmas I decided to give my mother a doll. Dolls are traditional Christmas presents for little girls in our family, and I reasoned that (1) she hadn't had a doll for Christmas for many years, and (2) this wasn't just any doll. This one belonged to her mother as a little girl. The pieces … Continue reading Grandmother’s Doll
Now listed in the shop.
It's 67 right now and we have lots of windows open. I'm sitting by one, working on the shawl which is acquiring some moss green and waiting for the laundry cycle to finish. It feels like spring now but tomorrow morning we're supposed to have freezing rain and then snow showers around lunch!
Top: Shawl of mixed art yarn, hanging to block Middle: Another shawl, beginning with a lovely deep blue Bottom: the Jungle Crib Quilt I started ages ago, all in flannel. I finally pinned the sandwich this afternoon and have started hand-quilting it.
Saturday morning we attended the funeral of a parishioner's mother, a venerable 95 year old matriarch. The burial was north of the town in an old family cemetery. It was beautifully clear and sunny and breezy, but quite cold. This may be the first time I've ever been grateful not to have been under the … Continue reading Family cemetery
This is just a short tour. Everything is now labeled (important when most things are in identical drawers). I grouped all of the fabric and sewing supplies/books on the left and all of the yarn/knitting supplies and shop things on the right. Almost all of the notions are in the small drawers under the sewing … Continue reading Craft Room
Last night I was eating a few chocolate chip brownies and saying to myself, Wow! These sure are good, and completely dairy-free! Then I remembered I was supposed to be avoiding carbs, not dairy! Aauugghhh!! Fortunately it was a dream. Breakfast this morning, however, is comfortingly real. Chia seed pudding with sliced strawberries. ❤️
Life has been hectic. We've all been sick, I've spent hours and hours working on a special project, we've taken all the Christmas decorations down, and yesterday we celebrated two birthdays. It doesn't look like much, but the illness part has taken a lot out of me, particularly with the youngest sleeping poorly (and misery … Continue reading Catching up and birthdays
Today much of my extended family is traveling to Apalachicola for my aunt's funeral tomorrow. I am not, for multiple reasons including the need to take care of sick children. Originally it was because I would be attending services for Theophany tomorrow but with so much illness that has been set aside. My absence from … Continue reading A servant’s heart