Friday, August 01, 2014

in my home & on my knitting needles

:: in my home & on my knitting needles :: 

This past week we have been floating from day to day doing all things you do in the summer. Playing, napping, running barefoot outside, late evenings on the porch, trips to the library and county agricultural fair, picking veggies from the garden. And ice cream cones....plenty of ice cream. 
We finished the second week of ocean and beach play. I try to incorporate a theme into each week of summer with an hour or so of fun stories, music, play, and crafts to do in the morning. The girls seem to love it and it gives us a little structured time when the days are long. 

I have also been doing quite a bit when I have a free moment to spare here or there. I finally finished up a shawl entitled Dinner under the Eiffel Tower ( i think that is the right name from Ravelry). It looks pretty and oh so soft. I baked a massive amount of European Peasant bread this week which was a big hit and sent some off to work with James so he could share along with fresh garden veggies. Spread the summer goodness. I have been doing bits of sewing here and there. I also started a 4 week writing course "Write Now" hosted by Amanda of A.L.M. Writes. It is my hope that I can really start writing in earnest. She also puts out a month of writing prompts  and I am hoping to post my responses on another page of my blog. Feel free to check it out. 

So much is happening this week and the creative juices are flowing. A friend recently commented that she doesn't know where I find the time. I didn't really have a response. I am just a person with a busy mind and I like doing a million things. It isn't to show off but rather just use each of my days to the fullest. It is who I was, who I am, and who I will be. 


  1. That shawl looks amazing! I took part in Amanda's course, loved it! Enjoy the ride with her, it is a good one. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Gorgeous shawl!! I love doing ALM's writing prompts and I know you will love the course :)

    1. It is funny I actually look forward to writing whereas before I was kind of indifferent about it. The prompts are fun.

  3. i cannot CANNOT wait to bake bread again. unfortunately i've another 60 days or so before the weather will permit :(

  4. I sent some bread off to work with my husband to share. We love it but on hot summer days the kitchen can become a nightmare so I wait until night and bake it. Added bonus going to bed with cooling bread smell throughout the house!