July 23, 2010


We had our second midway picnic of the year this week. It was a gorgeous day for it too. Sunshine and hot, but nice in the shade.

Piper went swimming with Uncle Gabriel, Calder and I dipped our toes in and played in the sand and rocks. We found some new shells for our nature table. Calder debuted one of two (three were planned but not accomplished) pairs of mama-made lounge pants.

But most of all we enjoyed the company. And we'll get more of it next week as we're headed for more farming! Maybe I can get my little model so show off her new skirt and jacket (not the one from the last post - I've made two new ones!) before then. First I need to talk her into wearing something other than the tutu she's been wearing for days.

We got oodles of rain and storming here yesterday late afternoon and evening. We're all safe and dry. Hoping that's true for those of you that got some of the same. Enjoy your weekend!

July 20, 2010

Of Things to Come

We had a busy weekend, followed by a quiet few days. Piper's busy farming, Zac's busy working, Calder's busy sitting/playing/talking/laughing, and me - I'm busy sewing.

Our summer days and nights are so full, as most of your's are too. It's tougher to get some time to do what I love. I've been working on some embroidery in the quiet hour(s) between bedtimes, but itching to get on my machine. Zac offered to help make this possible a few weeks back. So a couple times a week they all leave the house for a Mama-less after dinner walk. And I sew for a bit.

These kind of quiet days allow for more sewing. More new pint sized pieces of clothing to come...

July 07, 2010

Fabric Painting

I'm currently in the middle of a big project, well more like 17 small ones that make up a big one. A project that requires fabric paint, which Piper has eyed up on more than one occasion. Then I was caught red-handed by Piper when she came down from nap time the other day.

She wanted in! We dug out an old tee, some shopper paper (how do you get them to stop delivering that to you!) and a hummus container from the recycling and she set to work. Using nearly every color we had out for her wonderful creation. She was very intent, trying to be precise, as a two year old can be, with where she put the paint. We talked about what she was painting while she worked.

It's dinosaurs eating leaves. A boy dinosaur behind a girl dinosaur - of course!

July 06, 2010

Summer Loving

Weather was nearly perfect here for a long holiday weekend. Around our house though we were still nursing some sort of bug. Zac felt worn out all weekend and by Saturday morning Piper had developed a runny nose.

All of the plans we had made were broken. However, we made the most of our weekend doing what we could. A little picnic lunch, nature walk, playing at the state park was the highlight of our weekend. It was quite windy so we left the swimming for another day when the water wasn't so rough.

Ah, summer! How we love you - even when we're under the weather. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

July 02, 2010

A Standard Wednesday Celebration

The littles and I returned from Ninepatch yesterday evening. A quick visit for a big celebration. It was our standard celebration, as far as celebrations go at the farm. Family, food, and fire. Not standard in that it was on a Wednesday, Zac was missing - he had to work, but ended up home sick for two and a half days (poor guy) and we were celebrating 35 years of wedded bliss - now that doesn't come around everyday.

: : Lucky choice, farming, those farm houses come with big dining rooms- table for 16 : :
Picture by Hannah.

We so enjoy our time on the farm; surrounded by those that we love, fresh air, good food, good times, different books to read, and different toys to play with. Piper stayed up way past her bed time for the fire and was introduced to a sparkler, moved cows and visited chickens. Piper loves the farm, to the point of telling me yesterday that she was going to ask Marmar to stay. As soon as she found her, she did. And of course Marmar said yes. Had I brought extra clothes she'd still be 'farming'. But alas, she's home... but just to pack up some more clothes.