Father has wanted a fish tank forever. He decided to get one for his birthday, and Wednesday (his actual birthday) he got the first eight fish. Everyone has loved looking at them. We've been treated to some lovely sunsets lately. Here you can see the crescent moon too: Moppet has been longing for a BIG … Continue reading Bits and pieces
Tuesday we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner to celebrate Father's and Pickles' birthdays (courtesy of my brother and his wife who gave us gift cards for Christmas - thank you!). We sat outside, the weather being quite unseasonal (even for Houston) and the little girls were entertained by watching the trolly make regular … Continue reading Tuesday outing
Advent always seems to be a particularly busy season. This is easy to explain: it's the busiest time of year for my shop, we're beginning preparations for Christmas, there is a lot of hand-made work going on by multiple family members which requires my help, and we're still doing schoolwork, of course. This year we've … Continue reading Preparation
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August
Was about to start making prosphora and looked up to see this...
Sorry there hasn't been a blog post in a few days. Things just get busy and by the time I have a chance to write a post, all sorts of things have gotten backed up. Then you get one of these miscellaneous life posts. Moppet picked lots and lots of flowers before, during, and after … Continue reading Bits and pieces
When your brother can’t manage to light the candles on the doll’s birthday cake and you’re trying to be patient, but you’re only two, and it’s CAKE, for crying out loud.
The usual clowning around by the little ones: I'm making a bonnet (and probably booties to match) for the new grandbaby of a friend. The yarn is 85% bamboo and 15% silk. So soft. I finished the main part of the bonnet just before we got to church for Vespers. The horse and sheep were … Continue reading Saturday