here are a couple of projects the kids and i have been working on the past couple of weeks - most finished but a couple still in the works:
the kids working on some sculpey creatures for our sea/seashore playmat
the playmat before being sewn up and backed - just a couple of cut up sweaters at this point
some of the critters: a loon and an octopus
lots of snails and a seal
a big ol' flying fish
sea cucumbers and i think Christian said the white blobs are ice
jellyfish and a fish
there were couple of these pencil and sketch pad holders made for some of K's friends birthdays and one for her for the road trip
a bunch of these picnic roll up placemats as gifts
and Klara made some beeswax candles with our friends Nora. she had a blast and is itching to make some more once we are settled into our new place
phew!! that was a list there - sorry about that. but now the sewing machine is all packed up even though the fabric has been already cut for a couple of other projects. they will just have to wait!! here's hoping you are all enjoying summer!
where the soybeans roam
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
our household is used to having up forts of all kinds but the introduction of moving boxes earlier this week has led to a string of forts that shift shape at least once a day. we are enjoying the changing dwellings (us big people too when we can fit in them) but the time is swiftly approaching when these boxes too will need to be filled with the remnant crud in our house and packed onto the van. but until then the architectural gurus will continue to construct new dwellings
Posted by cs at 9:36 AM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The local yarn store here in town hosted a knit in at the farmers' market this past weekend. I joined in for a bit, but more excitingly so did K. she has been trying her hand at knitting the past couple of weeks - another great project for our upcoming road trip. The event reminded me of all the nice times in State College knitting with the rest of the noisy needlers.
Posted by cs at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
after watching K work on her cartwheels C decides to give it a go and a go and a go!
hi there all! we are experiencing a bit of the crazies here - packing boxes, thinking about our upcoming trip, and enjoying summer here on the prairie. Did I mention that last week we spent a night in our basement while the town tornado sirens blared? It was our first time experiencing more than just the tornado watch. we cuddled up with the sleeping bags and tried our best to keep out of the growing pool filling our basement. we hope you are all enjoying your June!
Posted by cs at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
we traveled to Springfield and New Salem this past weekend. We all had a wonderful time! Passed many barns along the way like this one. The beautiful buildings, expansive land, and brilliant skies are a true treasure of this corner of the country. I hope to post some more pics from our trip on flickr later today.
Posted by cs at 11:02 AM
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I guess that explains a lot about my son's feelings about doctors - not so warm and fuzzy right now. Hi everyone! we have been struck down the past three weeks with some incredibly persistent crud. Although I think its days are numbered :) Crud or no crud, it's still big smiles (with lots of drool) around here! I hope you all are well
Posted by cs at 11:48 AM