27 August 2013

a gift for my mum

I think I may be able to start posting my Tuesday crafting posts again... I've been finding some time to work on some projects, usually after everyone else is asleep. 
This is a pillow that I just finished for my mum's birthday.  
I traced each of the grandkids' hands while we were in Michigan and attempted to make it look like a sun.  That didn't quite work but I still like the way that it turned out.  I am not the best sewer (and can't really work with a pattern), so I'm pretty happy with it!

21 August 2013

catching up

Well, it's been such a busy time catching up around the farm that I haven't had time to catch up on the blog!  
The big boys just got back from Michigan on Monday night.  While they were gone, we got our second cut of hay in, had farmers' markets, battled some pantry pests (nothing like spending an entire day cleaning the pantry when there is hay on the ground!) and did some canning.
The day after they returned, the kids and I joined our homeschool group at Fort Ticonderoga.
I had my hesitations about going since there is so much to do here, but it was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed it! 
On the way home, we got stuck in a construction zone on the top of the Crown Point Bridge...the views of the Adirondacks were amazing!

And little F is 7 months old today! 

17 August 2013