Words and phrases Mittens uses now: No Yeah!! (There is no calm "yes" in her vocabulary.) Yay! Peese (please) Tank (thanks) Ah done (all done) More Eat Baba (bottle) Coo-ee (cookie) Oh no! That one This one Want that Kitty Mommy Bye-bye Ah pane (air plane) Bir (bird) Papa
Watering the patch of grass we're struggling with, feeling the hot sun, mending and patching a sheet, doubling ribbons and sewing them onto an aer, sipping coffee.
Father is gone this week to the diocesan assembly in Chattanooga. The children (the older ones, anyhow) have been very helpful and I do depend on them. Some deadliny things have had to get done over the last two days and thankfully they're done. When taking a deep breath this afternoon I mentally went over … Continue reading Strung out
Two of the oldest girls, Duchess and Flopsy, helped the little ones make and decorate sugar cookies today. And then they cleaned up. Gold. They were very excited to start: Rolling out and cutting... And the best part: decorating! Sprinkles!! And, of course, presenting their work and eating it. Plus the extra sprinkles.
While being asked to review a new children's book on church history (woo hoo!) the editor/publisher said I "seem pretty sensible." The more I think about it the more I realize this might be one of the biggest complements I've ever been given.
I'm starting the Amira sweater from Arabian Knits today. My swatch was the correct gauge (and if my calculations are correct, the sweater and I will match sizes by the time it's cool enough to wear it). It's a beautiful pattern and it doesn't look too difficult. I got into the rhythm during the swatching … Continue reading Knitting Projects
It's done and available in the shop!
I finished this today and am still debating with myself about whether to add some small crocheted daisy embellishments. I kind of like it the way it is.
So, there has been a change of plans: we pulled out of the contract on the house. We unexpectedly discovered a very expensive issue that the sellers were unwilling to admit, but the bigger reason is to do with location. Which brings me to the parish. During the course of last week we found that … Continue reading Various Changes