Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hello Ears

Goodbye curls, hello ears! Another haircut for the babe from 'Ben the Barber'. Eliot loves the guy. He is young and hip and has lolly pops at the ready.

We had fun this weekend playing in a drainage ditch. We had planned on walking down to the park and then on to the big playground but this little stop ended up being more than enough to keep him entertained. I love how my big plans get sidetracked by little diversions. It reminds me to slow down and just enjoy the moment. This rope was the source of a lot of imaginary play including several hundred rescues out of the ditch.

Our newest addition to our living room. A fish tank! 50 gallons of dusty dirty glass. I have been browsing Craig's list for one of these for a while and it turned out my friend had one in his basement that he traded me for some family pictures. I have big plans for this. It has a nice metal stand that needs to be repainted, too.

Another project I am working on is called "Adventures in Home Cheese Making". If you hadn't noticed, I have reserved another blog with that title. I plan on using it as a place to chronicle my fermented endeavors. Below is a hearth bread I made today. It came out really nicely. I haven't finished the construction of the new blog yet but I'll keep you posted. It will be mostly bread, cheese and maybe wine and beer if I get really motivated this winter.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

our week

I had planned on spreading pictures out over the week but you know how that goes. So the following is a photo dialog about our week past.

Watching the last remaining glimpses of summer pass.

I found some linen twine at the weaving shop so that when I have built up enough of a wool stash I can begin the rug I have in mind. The hooked rug is coming along bit by bit, row by row.
Surprised by the waves when we took a family outing to the seaside. The fog horn was blowing and the waves were amazing.
The fog was settling in between the crags in the rocks so beautifully. This picture is only really done justice by enlarging.

Enjoying the last of my inside flowers, too.

Eliot shaking the leaves off the trees at the river.

Leaf piles.

And dragonfly visitors.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

curtains and more leaves

I finished some curtains for Eliot's room this past weekend. They have a red panel at the top and very narrow orange bias tape at the bottom. I wasn't jazzed about the fabric after I bought it but now that it is up it works. I am trying to get more of his toys in his room instead of littered around the house. It is challenging and I definitely need to build or find another form of shelf/storage.

Here are more leaf pictures from the Royal River. I think a yearly series may arise. I missed the brightly colored leaves this year but the brown looks nice in a different way I think. My Mother said they looked like little sails.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

thank yous

Eliot and I have been working on thank you notes for our birthdays. Eliot painted and stamped the pages and I have constructed them into cards. It has been a fun project to work on together. He likes having his hands traced and using the letter stamps.

Dexter had some running around time while we were working on this day. He loves to snuggle up and run madly around our feet.

As the weather turns, I have been taking lots of fall related pictures. This blog will be full of them in the coming posts. This is the last peach on the tree.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Hat Link

I found the hat link:

Here it is

You may also type in Sew News - Warm and Woolly Hat Pattern into Google and you will find it. The mitten pattern is there too. I highly recommend it, very easy to make and easy to modify.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


The looks on the two boys faces crack me up in this picture. This was before we went to the parade, Eliot had not taken a nap and was a little edgy and I think they were both questioning the sanity of the adults.

The Lion and the Princess Kitty.

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