February 2012

seasons | Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

typical Vancouver wet day wanderings;

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he's got his eye on my donut

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fort of the day while at home trying to feel better;

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at home projects to work on in pjs – he’s getting so good with his stamp carving;

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this boy is a delightful bit of trouble -washing with milk;

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Little A’s mixed media project – so far a pond, tall grasses and a stormy sky;

so far a pond, tall grasses and a stormy sky

love notes;

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gush

round 1 and 2 of feel better tulips – this is the month of sickies;

feel better tulips day3

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 we’re pulling out the oldies for indoor entertainment;

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1 loves slinky and 1 loves etch a sketch;

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sunnier days;

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hello sunshine

winteruption;

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winteruption

donut date with my oldest and Aesop’s fables at Carousel Theatre;

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sunday meeting;

sunday meeting

knitting while the slush melts;

knitting while the slush melts

oceanside;

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postcards

30 day challenges | Friday, February 24th, 2012

Despite having missed 6 days thus far, i am thoroughly enjoying this month’s letter writing challenge. I admit that I’m managing a lot more postcards than letters but that’s a huge step up from a text message and  i have managed some good run on sentences here and there. Nearing the end of the month, my cursive has only slightly improved and i have searched on line on several occasions to see how to write such capital letters as H and G. It truly is an art form in need of practice. I have been tempted by the various local stationary shops but mostly making use of my current stash of cards. The challenge has not been so much in the writing as it has been getting to the post office…i’ve got 9 ready in the outbox. All in time… such is the pace. 

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beaches,day to day | Monday, February 20th, 2012

a morning ocean side is always a good thing and even better with friends. a couple hours of fresh air and pure play makes for a cozy nap and story time . all is calm around here so far.

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conceiving plans for a fort

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Spring Market in the works

creative community | Sunday, February 19th, 2012

A peek of some things little and new – lavender sachets of linen with vintage lace from Grandma P’s stash. They can be looped over closet hangers or tucked into drawers to keep corners sweetly scented;

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“an experience of nature captured in a delightful mini living landscape” by Laurie and Shirley Inouye;

Market jury morning – all packed up and ready to review. Little M is going for one of Rebecca‘s gorgeous baskets;

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Fable head bands for woodland gnomes and fairies;

soft bunny from One of A Handful;

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Mark your calendars 27 days from now- Saturday March 17th. I will be posting more in the weeks to come.  See more on our facebook page.

wooly and warm

artful projects,woolens | Saturday, February 11th, 2012

I know i’m repeating myself when i explain how i tend to work on similar projects over and over until i immerse myself into the next project. I just love working that way. Over the Winter my go to project was knitting hats… this was meant to be the last one but then i stalled and diverted to the next project too soon and so the merino rests in a place where i am constantly reminded to return to the final hat project;

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The project that has taken over and with Easter in mind – nesting bowls;

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and more nesting bowls and other random felt bowls for various uses;

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 Grandma P is much more prolific in her knitting projects these days  – sweaters for the little ones. Baby Astrid has a couple now, Little M’s is already a bit small but the shorter sleeves suit Spring time anyhow. I love my boy in grey.  I’ll have to see if i can get the details on this pattern. I’m guessing it’s an oldie;

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i’ve got all the yarn stashed for Alison’s Wrap Cardigan and i purchased her pattern years ago when it debuted back in Little A’s earlier day…maybe it’s time to cast on…? or hand the project over to Grandma’s more experienced hands. i’ve got Milo on the brain too but then i haven’t got the pattern or the wool for that yet.;

it’s so much more of a commitment knitting bigger but Little A has put in a request to Grandma for something soft and green. Any pattern suggestions for older boys?

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