Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I have sung them since they were born.
The words to the Younger Hug-a-Bug's song are;
"My darling baby boy, you are your mama's/dada's little joy.
The last two nights, he stops me and says that he is not a baby, he is a big boy.
That went too fast.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Have a magical evening,
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I send them off today, and I hope that they can fulfill their purpose.
On another note, I have posted a sum-up about my kids camp on the Yarnery Blog.
I had such fun with the class, but those four hours of working every day wiped me out.
I am clearly out of practice after these 2 1/2 years of being a 3/4 time stay at home mom.
Have a lovely Saturday,
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
When I asked the kids what their names are they said "My Frog" (The Younger Hug-a-Bug) and let's call her The Hen With No Name (The Elder Hug-a-Bug hasn't decided on a name as yet).
Have a delightful Monday,
Friday, July 18, 2008
You Are An ENFJ
You strive to maintain harmony in relationships, and usually succeed.
Articulate and enthusiastic, you are good at making personal connections.
Sometimes you idealize relationships too much - and end up being let down.
You find the most energy and comfort in social situations ... where you shine.
In love, you are very protective and supporting.
However, you do need to "feel special" - and it's quite easy for you to get jealous.
At work, you are a natural leader. You can help people discover their greatest potential.
You would make a good writer, human resources director, or psychologist.
How you see yourself: Trusting, idealistic, and expressive
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Bossy, inappropriate, and loud
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I am here with my 118th post to say that I have finally finished the Rocket I planned to give away with my 100th post.
It is about to do some major storming at our house, so I will try to get to the Post Office tomorrow morning.
I hope that E likes it Krista!
Talk to you all in Blogland soon,
Update: The rocket is en route. ETA 2-3 days.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
That means that this week I get to try out all of the projects and make sure that I know how to teach them.
The first day we are going to dye yarn with kool-aid, and make needle-tops out of Sculpey.
Then while the yarn hangs to dry we will cover journals with cut-up felted sweaters.
We'll talk a little about how to design, and we will work on translating sketches into art.
Somewhere out there in the internet someone is designing these totally cool plaques to hang on children's bedroom doors.
I borrowed the idea and the kids will all make their own. I think this will be a good project to stretch out through the week. In slow moments the kids can add little embellishments here or there.
This one was made with two rectangles of felt sewn together and embroidered, and the tree and cloud were needle-felted with roving. I need to get some dowels and cut them to size for the top to support a hanger.
I taught this Kids' Class last year also and I had a lot of fun.
I am doing some of the same activities, but I also have some fun new ones. I have a pair of repeat students, so I hope that they won't be too bored...
On a completely unrelated note, there are fresh raspberries at the farmer's market.
I didn't get a chance to take a picture of this when it was whole:
This was my first attempt at a graham cracker crust, and I don't think that I put enough butter in. It didn't hold together very well.
The filling was fat-free yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and corn starch. Then add the fresh whole raspberries from the farmers own hands and you have a terrific, if not totally healthy, dessert.
Have a terrific Wednesday,
Hope it's not too stormy,
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Next we made noodles for tonight's dinner, and more besides.
I must have forgotten how many noodles come from a double recipe...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Have a terrific Thursday!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Maybe I'll keep knitting and dye the whole thing when I am finished.
I have to go and lay down now.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I took about 830 pictures on my trip and have weeded them down to about 720.
I may throw a picture or two in from time to time as I feel the urge.
This is the Dom in Cologne. The choir performed here for about 15 minutes and it was very very cool.
Back to business as usual.
I got a lot done on my Rogue sweater while I was gone.
What with riding in planes and busses and boats and trains I got the body done to the armholes.
As a warning, I will say that if you are on your second plane ride after a 10 hour flight (10 hours with no knitting because the security agent told you to pack your needles even though everyone who didn't ask got to bring theirs because the other security folks didn't care about knitting) think twice about shaping armholes. I had to rip out both upper fronts and I don't mind telling you it was painful.
As a complete non sequitor, the weather here in Saint Paul is HOT HOT HOT and the Hug-a-Bugs had a terrific time in the backyard pool this afternoon.
Have a good night,
Saturday, July 5, 2008
o.k. this last one is kind of a cheat. It is a rose stand at a farmers' market
Hope the fireworks didn't keep you up too late last night,