Thursday, February 25, 2010

the book lover


Delicious. Unposed. So colorful.

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This is to show Mama my nifty $5 clock. :)
Caleb-And finds the best things to get me. ♥ ~'::
There were three lemons, and it looked best that way, but my rubus was calling for slices of the lovely fresh stuff...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Of Mama and me and her great new haircut!
Taken last Wednesday evening during supper prep. ~'::

Ready to go out

(She's very imaginative when it comes to dressing up, the little sweetie!)
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

~':: from my week

Lovely flowers from my beautiful valentine
(Love you, Man!)
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Snuggles and silkies and songs at bedtime for Greta Rosie. Instead of noonies.
My doctor says that my progesterone is dipping again, even with the shots
I'm getting twice a week. Hopefully it will help some for my body to be
getting a rest from nursing. Rosie has done wonderfully; an explanation
and some hymn-singing was all it took for her to go to sleep. I am so
grateful!
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Afternoon Sweet-face snuggles and napping
Rosie needs lots of snuggles this week. She's had some sort
of virus and is sniffly and has a bad cough. (Fever, ears, etc.)
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Putting the finishing touches on a granny square ottoman cover for Mama.
We're letting her use our rocker and footstool for the next several months.
We don't have a great space for them, and she'll need a comfortable place
to recover from surgery. Her cancer has returned after eight years, and
surgery is scheduled for this Friday. Its seems that there is a fairly
simple treatment for it, but it will take the better part of this year to
deal with. The granny pattern is Attic24's again, and the
colors should match Mama's kitchen beautifully. I will have to post pictures
of it in it's new surroundings, maybe they'll be over on her blog when we get
a chance to take some. :)
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Sewing a new denim skirt with some great heavy-weight denim.
It has a mind of its own yet but will soften enough in time,
and it has room for my expanding belly. :) It is so fast to
sew...four simple gores and elastic & drawstring waist.
The longest part was sewing the ribbon onto the bottom
by hand. The ribbon is so lovely: gold with maroon and
pink rosebuds. I never can make up my mind whether
I'm trying to be medieval or a hippie. I just love long skirts.
They're so comfortable and comforting to me.
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(Rosie was feeling a bit clingy while I tried to take a picture of my skirt!)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

{hearts}

Pictures so Mama and Olivia can see my heart garlands! I got inspired and had to make two. :)

(I just don't remember it being this...orange.)



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This is my lovely morning-buddy
getting ready to go in the "ruck" (truck), for pretend of course,
with her pretty purse and play keys :)



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It has been requested that I include instructions for these little heart garland things. I will attempt to retrace my steps to please. It was very complicated and well thought out, I assure you! ;)
I had a thought one day about cutting out some hearts for Mama and Livi out of some cardstock-weight scrapbook paper that I had leftover from making Christmas presents and stringing them in a garland of sorts to pin to the wall. As a present, to be sent for Monday Tea next.
My next thoughts consisted of color combinations of said paper leftovers to coordinate with rooms, and also a decision to have more than one heart shape (soft but not too sugary, if you take my meaning).
Next came a delightful while of tracing and snipping and configuring and reconfiguring orders of pattern and shape...Balance, my dear Watson, and flow. Harmony without perfect symmetry.
I originally thought ribbon for the base of the garland, and then I thought Not so! I had some leftover cotton yarn from making washcloths, and I used it to chain crochet a string for each.
You can see the one stitch per heart that I used to sew them on. With quilting thread.
Somewhere in there I made supper: eggs and toast and saut√©edonionmushroomgreenpepperzuchinistuff to go on top. I’m sure that had something to do with it.
And that in a Brazil nut shell is what I did. :)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2.9.10 ~'::

a granny square ottoman cover in progress, hot tea steeping and banana oatmeal cookies cooling
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visiting with auntie and uncle, dancing with Mama (we love dancing!)
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waiting at the window to wave goodbye to the folks

Thursday, February 4, 2010

granny flowers pillow

for Greta's bed
(she's pleased that it's her very own!)

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Inspired by Attic24's crocheting greatness and made using her pattern for a "Summer Garden Granny Square" ~'::

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

pillow



I got a bag full of throw pillows from Grandma yesterday when she came with my people for Tuesday tea. I was very pleased. I have had fabric to cover a pillow for my living room with but so far had had no pillow to cover. Now my lovely fabric is out for me to enjoy. Next on the list: a granny square pillow cover for Greta's big girl bed.

(Does anyone have wisdom on how to stuff a pillow and not get lumps?)