Joining in with Em for the first time – I love this idea!
1. Rainy day washing in the living room
2. Some of my moss down by the creek
3. Coffee table mess – my knitting, the fish & Sylvanian pizza cart
4. My vegie garden I built this week – no dig using our piles of mulch
5. New flowers in my porch pots and a stack Sebel childrens chairs awaiting their new home
6. New Cinderella Terrariums
7. Quilt gifted by a school mum for the baby
It’s windy and cold outside – perfect knitting weather. I told myself this morning that I might sit down during the day and watch a movie and knit. It has not happened! Ha! Cleaning the kitchen, hanging washing, planting a little herb garden and now ordering new glassware has all consumed my day. I am so enjoying the blessing of being based at home, that our lifestyle is peaceful and thrifty.
I’ve almost finished this little number from the vintage knitting book my Mum had been given by my Grandma.
Still reading Blossom Street series, A Good Yarn. I like a nice slow read. Enjoying that Master J has been playing a little and literally learning to climb the walls just like his Dadda did as a boy. Like father like son in so many, many ways are these two!
What are you reading? Are you making? Do you sit down during the day and have ‘you’ time? Shall we get back into the Garden Journal next week?
Joining in with Ginny each Wednesday!
We have had lots of little projects going on today, two of the children home sick from school (secretly I loved it). Mr DCT hung the boot rack and coat racks for me properly with screws… I think I need to learn how to use an electric drill.
I have been shoveling mulch to make some new garden beds, so we may resurrect the Garden Journal – very exciting!
Some little white letters arrived in the post today, so I have been tinkering with my new Typography Terrariums. Master J and I were consumed over the weekend with full sinuses so I have been pacing myself with some knitting and gardening in-between keeping my little one hydrated.
Miss G stayed home today for a rest day, just having her company is delightful. It’s that hard age, 13, I remember it too well. She is so much more secure and confident than I ever was. I feel blessed to have her.
We did set the wii back up, it’s always something I seem to be stressing about – however it is my best tool of discipline with Master J AND I figured wii time is better than computer time. Funny how we bargain these things – I still grieve this. Unfortunately it is either some or nothing in this house. To not use screens because of Master J’s addictive behaviours is impossible – so here goes another trial!
Master S came home with his official Year 6 polo shirt with everyone’s names on it. My young man is amazing me daily with his strength, integrity, interests and dreams. His questions and thoughts on the world, on God, on what is right. I’m so thankful – looking at him as we arrived home this afternoon… how I remember the questions and fears we faced when he was a baby and toddler.
Is there a specific age you noticed amazing personal growth in your kids?
I finally snapped some of my recent knits, it looks like I have been busy! However this is a huge Yarn Along catch-up for me!
This pink number is In Three’s for my niece. Tea Leaves for Miss G, followed by two knits for the baby. My obscure Plain Vest, the armholes are a little over-sized … perhaps it will now fit a two year old rather than a baby! Noro would have to be one of my favorite yarns, and I knitted Felipe in Noro’s silk garden.
I’m reading this series and up to book two – it’s a no-brainer easy read – a lovely friend recommended it years ago. I love getting into my cosy warm bed in winter (although it’s Autumn, my hills feel like winter).
Currently I’m knitting from a vintage pattern – another vest with a gorgeous pastel green cotton.
Are you knitting? Do you knit all year round, or just the cooler months?
The weeks that have passed since my last post have been filled with tragedy and sadness. But through this has come blessing in all kind of ways.
I tear up often and am pacing myself. I will write in time on a deeper more personal level of the loss of a friend this past fortnight. Through the loss, has come deeper friendships in my community.
My fall down our staircase has made me be still (funny thing that – I couldn’t even knit, however managed a little painting). Time to pray and think and rest.
My friend had a basket of plastic animals in her bookshelf you see, and so do I. We didn’t know this about each other – it’s been three years since we last visited. The same schleich animals. I don’t believe in coincidences – do you? The same doll on our dressers.
I sit as I type, the world is still, not a breeze in my yard – autumn colour peeking through our bush, wood stacked to dry in the year ahead. All things go on.