Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Lovely Weekend

The third weekend of October is always a long one, set aside for Minnesota Educators to do some professional development, and for families to do some relational development. 
This year we took a couple of quick road trips to some nearby natural wonders, and a couple of unnatural wonders, too.
First there was a visit to Willow River State Park in Wisconsin, only a quick drive from home despite crossing state lines.

I'm constantly on the lookout for their album cover, just in case they ever form a band together...

Then on Sunday we took a drive to Minneopa Falls, just outside Mankato MN.

 I'm a sucker for sandstone graffiti.
 Mama, I'm that statue! I'm thinking, I'm thinking, I'm thinking.
 Family photo
 Album cover, number two.
After all that naturing we decided to try something else, and we visited Minnesota's Largest Candy Store.

 That blur in the bottom is the Youngest trying to step on the Hulk's feet. Such a rebel...
It was a lovely weekend, and I am so happy that I got to share it with my favorite people. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018


It's been a long while since I had the mental capacity to blog, and I have missed it!
Back in August I started my first full-time job since The Eldest was born, and while it's pretty awesome I am exhausted when I get home.

I haven't had much time or energy for much crafting time either, but I did manage to sneak in a minute or two here and there to start a silly project for The Youngest.
We have a history in our family with the book Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett.
When The Eldest was about 5, I made her a matching sweater to the titular Annie.

When I pulled out the sweater for The Youngest to try, it had been ravaged by time and wasn't really functional anymore. 

So, I asked The Youngest if she'd like a new one, and she asked me if I would make her the entire outfit. 
So far I have finished the Sweater and most of the boots.

 The overalls are cut out, and I think I will have time tomorrow to get those sewn up.
Since The Elder and The Younger are super grown-up now they no longer ask for knitted items from their old mama, but as long as The Youngest still asks I will do my best to comply.