Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Artwork Thursday

:: Artwork Thursday ::

I've been slacking in this area but I am restarting this new Thursday tradition. I put up a piece of artwork on my computer background and enjoy it all week long. I am hoping to make a little blog button and a link up so people can enjoy along with me. Maybe next week? 

On to the art...

Johannes Vermeer 

Dutch (Northern Renaissance) 

painted in 1665 

oil on canvas 

Feel free to leave your thoughts....

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

This week I am finishing up my cloche and I have started making a little felt flower to adorn the hat. I am loving this pattern. I might have to make another one! I started work on a new sweater for my eldest girl. Kids Tricot- Kina. It is a fairly easy knit and quick too! She picked out the bubblegum pink yarn. And, I am still working on my own pattern little by little. I hope to show it off next week but we'll see what happens. We're traveling and taking a long weekend so there will be a lot of car time to knit. Yay! 

I am reading The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson. It is a mystery set in 1885 Richmond, Va. It is pretty compelling thus far. 

I'd love to linger a bit longer on the blog but I have a kitchen to clean and clothes to pack. 

Happy Knitting! xo. 

Joining Ginny of Small Things 

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

After the Rains

:: After the Rains ::

We had a long weekend of rain and wind like most people did. It makes for tedious moments when all we want to do is be outside and the cool temperatures before they disappear into the summer heat and humidity. I know I won't miss the weather once we move back up north in July. The girls and I did enjoy a bit of puddle jumping on Friday. Miss E insisted on saving as many worms as possible along the way. She is my sensitive spirited child. 

Saturday and Sunday was mostly composed indoor time. Movies, building forts, and riding bikes in the garage. Miss E had her first ballet photo shoot. It was fun to watch her get so excited to wear her costume. I was also able to make and finish a new bag before our trip this weekend. 

The Portlander Bag out of the book Everyday Handmade: 22 projects for the modern sewist

Finally, on Sunday evening and yesterday we were able to get outside and play! I can't wait until we get moved and have a bigger yard. Our tomatoes are flowering...oh, I hope they survive our move! 

The rest of the today and tomorrow are preparations for our trip to Maryland. We are off to look at homes and visit with family. Say a prayer and keep a space for us as we look and decide on a new home. Big things are coming our way!