Friday, May 29, 2015

My New Teacher, Ms. Potter

Drawing has always been something of a challenge for me. It occurred to me that if I didn't practice I wouldn't get any better. So tonight I pulled out some inspiration in the form of Mrs. Rabbit. Beatrix Potter's illustrations have captivated my imagination my whole life. The eye of a naturalist with the wit to dress rabbits, mice and frogs in waistcoats and dresses. 
I can't think of a better teacher (that I don't have to leave the house to meet) 

the last {this moment}

Amanda created {this moment} five years ago, and she's decided that it's time to move on.
So, I'll join her one last time.

Friday, May 8, 2015

{this moment}

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
Joining Amanda this morning

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Purple Abounding

Yesterday I couldn't help but notice all of the thrilling color popping out in my yard. 
This week it's all purple, soon we may see other colors, but for now purple is the color of spring. (Those tulips are really much deeper purple than they appear...)





Friday, May 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

So Long...


Even after a baby sweater, a hat and a pair of booties, there was still a sizeable amount of yarn left from my skein of Jitterbug. So, in the interest of using up the excess, I cast on a pair of socks for The Youngest. 
She actually keeps socks on her feet, a first in this family as far as three-year-olds go, so I know that they'll be of use.

On the book front, I've been reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy aloud to the kids at night. 
I grew up watching the BBC series as a kid. 
We had it on a VHS taped from TV.
I didn't actually read it until I was in High School, but loved it then as well. 
The kids are really digging it. They are a couple of hoopy froods.
As a bonus (or drawback?) we have all been singing So Long and Thanks for All the Fish on a loop.



Joining Ginny and Nicole this morning.
What's on your needles?

Monday, April 27, 2015

So Much Better than Staying in Watching Backyardigans.





This morning, The Youngest and I ventured out to Minnehaha Falls, and had a beautiful time.
I've been busy with a volunteer project recently which has kept us at home even on the pretty days, but we played a little hooky this morning and it was so worth it.