Friday, December 20, 2013

This Moment

:: This Moment ::

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want pause, savor, and remember. 

Inspired by Amanda of  Soulemama

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

The scarf for my husband, James, is coming along quite nicely. It is an easy knit that I can work on in between things during the day or in the evening when my brain and body are tired. I think it will be a great little homemade gift for him. I always make the girls things for Christmas and other holidays but never him. I am a pretty slow knitter so any hope of completing many projects before Christmas is out. After Christmas I am hoping to finish up the baby sweater and start a new one. Our little man will be here before I know it. 

I found this book ( The Knitter's Book of Wool)  at the library. It is a book about all things wool and knitting. I just started reading it the other night and I am reading about "what is wool?" and the different breeds of sheep who produce different types of wool. It is a bit technical but I like it. We hope in the not so distant future to have a sheep or two. I think this is a nice starter book for me to educate myself about wool. The sheep keeping and care taking will be my next read. It is fun to dream about the future and our woolly friends. 

Merry Christmas to you all! 

Joining Ginny of Small Things

Monday, December 16, 2013

The makings of Christmas

:: The makings of Christmas ::

 I do believe that it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here. We have had a bit of snow thus far and it is only December. Our home has become a bustle of activity and I am almost done making and buying Christmas gifts for everyone. ( admittedly my least favorite part of Christmas is trying to figure out the best gift for someone) There is always so much we want to do during the holiday season and this year has been no different. I am enjoying the season because before we know it will be over and then winter will settle in as will I before our son is born in February. 

Have a little peek....

 Candle making with beeswax capping from a family friend. James loves this and wants to grow it into something we can develop into a small business in a few years. Once we buy the farm. I have been looking at real estate and the thought that our dreams will come true in a few short years is very exciting.  

Homemade Christmas gifts to family and friends. A dry rub mix and cookie mix along with homemade candles. 

The girls have been busy also with building their own nativities and making angel puppets. Oh the glitter in this house! But it does make the floor sparkle oh so nicely. 

Even little treats for our bird friends. 

There is so much to do and enjoy over the next week. I am especially looking forward to celebrating Winter Solstice this weekend and taking our oldest to The Nutcracker. Even in the midst of all this bustle our youngest gal wanted to know when we will plant our garden. I just smile and hug her, whispering "in due time" . Winter is a good season for dreaming.