Sunday, March 29, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
"March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in."
- Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning
Maybe if I look at this horrible wind we are having as "spring cleaning", I can keep my spirits on the positive side. The wind was so loud last night that some of the kids and I had a hard time sleeping. We were worried about Bill (the rooster) sleeping in his precarious perch in the pine tree. Bill's bough was seeing a lot of action and I wouldn't be suprised if he's feeling a bit seasick this morning. When I got up to eat breakfast, I realized the wind blew the roof right off the rabbit hutch during the night, taking the hinges with it. Hmmm... with great access like that I guess I have no excuse for not thoroughly cleaning out their hutch!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I'm done with lunch so I'm heading back out to enjoy some more!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here is a bag I sewed for Reagan. He wanted a bag to put his swimming stuff in but he also uses it when he and Heidi play "hobos" so it's always full of carrots and pretzels and such.
Then I made a pincushion you wear on your wrist. It has velcro to attach it as snugly as needed. I took a picture of it on my arm so you could see how nifty it works- but then I saw in the picture how white and freckly my arm is..... so never mind.
The pincushion itself is some irregular shape with a fancy french name, but if I were to do this project again, I would do a regular shape, because to me it doesn't look right. It looks like I couldn't sew a straight seam :-)
I'm also sewing a dress for Heidi. It's about half done, and I plan to finish it this week. The pictures of it in progress turned out blurry so I'll just wait until it's finished to take another picture.
Last of all- sewing patches on Joel's work pants. Not the most exciting project, but a good wife thing to do. (And he's been working so hard on my new chicken coop that it's the least I can do to try to get rid of the drafts in his pants.)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Yes, he carved a pumpkin before breakfast. Completely on his own. Yah, with a knife but I promise it was a small one (Okay, I'll be completely honest- my kids are always carving something: sticks, chestnuts, soap, boxes.... they love it and I'd rather they do that than watch T.V. But if you're worried when your kids come over, you just tell me and I promise we'll put all the knives away!) And what has a pumpkin to do with March? Reagan informs me it is for people to march by. And the various things taped to the chair? They are for "people to make March people with and March decorations". So peoples, come on over and make your own March decorations! Who says we can't make March a bit more festive?