Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blogging Bus

We have been keeping busy being outdoors this past week. The weather has been cooperating pretty well. Eliot is almost done with preschool for the summer - I am curious to see if he will miss it or not. We have been getting creative around here, too. Kevin has started carving again and I have a new rug idea I am working out.

Here is a start of that. This is about the width of my hand. I am thinking about doing something a little more free form once I finish the other beaded wool rug.

I picked out my top 5 favorite patterns from my haul and decided on this shirt as my first attempt. The instructions are clear and it was already cut out. I'm winging it as far as size goes and just following the pattern exactly. I've cut out the fabric in a lightweight, dark blue gingham. I've never made a shirt before so we will see what happens...

Eliot, Kevin and I took a drive down to Camp Ellis last weekend and had a nice time roaming around on the beach and 'fishing' off of a small dock.

I took lots of blurry seagull pictures. They were following Eliot around because he was eating an apple - he thought it was about the greatest show ever.

I am trying to get a little more proactive about my postings again. Back on the blogging bus.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Our Week

Some rain some shine. Enjoying the water drops on all of the new green things coming up.

Enjoying the pink trees that make it look like it is snowing.

Drawing when it rains and emptying out all of the colors to choose just the right one.

Looking for wildlife. We heard a beaver slapping it's tail while this busy chickadee was carving out a home in a log. I had my camera at 640th of a second and it was still a little blurred! They fly fast.
Blue steel.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


I just noticed that the last post I did was my 300th - pretty cool. I didn't realize I had that much to say! Our weekend was really beautiful. Spring is really upon us with grass turning green and leaves unfurling. I try to be in tune with the seasons and appreciate them all but I am glad to see winter gone. Granted, we could still get a snow storm so I shouldn't speak too loudly.

We all spent the weekend outside as much as possible, the weather was perfect, and the black flies aren't out yet. Eliot had a fun Easter with an insect identification guide in his basket that we have been putting to good use. Namely, to the huge spider that fell out of my hair while doing dishes. I was much calmer than I expected myself to be.

Watching the river grass grow - I have another foraging book on the way that I can't wait to get my hands on. Time to find some good wild goodies!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter and Organizing

This is my modest little craft space. I will post a bigger view so that I can use it as a 'before' picture. I am trying to reorganize and make it a little more useful. My bins of fabric are stored under an alcove beneath the stairs and the remainder in Eliot's closet. I have big plans...

Rug two in the works. The next one I have in mind is quite different but using the same techniques. I can't wait to finish this one get started!

This is a little better image of the craft spot. It is tucked into the corner of the living room/playroom/everything room and I use the side of what used to be a fireplace mantel for my sharp things. Eliot is always eager when I turn on the sewing machine.

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