10 April 2012

~keep calm, craft on~

The crafting this week (joining in with Nicole)--
The finished embroidered gift for one of my sister-in-laws.

And a little baby hat with detachable ear-flaps...I based it on this pattern.
(With lovely buttons from Nolans Handcrafts)

The boys made leather pouches at a library workshop today.

And more knitting! :) (photo by Z)

06 April 2012

this moment

joining soulemama's {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

04 April 2012


A warm thanks to everyone who entered the gratitude giveaway! I enjoyed reading what everyone is thankful for... I'll be sending some syrup to Tonya (post 5, thanks to!
Have a wonderful day~

03 April 2012

keep calm, craft on!

I've been enjoying Tonya's posts on fitting creativity into your days. And I've decided to join in with Nicole and "craft on". In the last few days, I've
--- worked on knitting a sunhat
--- painted with our 1 year old
--- started planning a simple embroidered gift
--- painted our milk-share sign (a job I'd rather not do... but finally finished!)

27 March 2012

a spring day

budding maples
nursing piglets
blooming forsythia
smiling farmboy
springtime treats


Despite the frustration of not being able to walk, to drive, to help around the house and farm--these broken bones have been a great lesson in gratitude. It has been easy for all of us to reflect on how blessed we are to be so mobile most of the time, to have so much joyful work fill our days and so much wonderful community to lift us up when times are hard.

I want to thank you my "online community" by giving away a jar of our syrup! This giveaway is open to all of our blog followers and subscribers (even if you join during this giveaway)
Just take a minute and share something you are grateful for today!

(This giveaway is open until April 3rd)

22 March 2012

change of plans

I'm taking a little break from blogging (seeing as though our computer is upstairs) while I let my broken foot heal! Wishing you all a wonderful week!