Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Peeking Outside

"A portrait of family, once a week, every week, for a year." 

Stepping outside for a second to see what mother's been up to in the garden is always a good idea but something I rarely ever remember to do. I should work on that. And helping her out with gardening, and even just taking the time to notice the work she's been doing. Whenever I take two seconds to peek at the new flowers she's planted, the new colors that catch my eye and the new plants that are shooting up, I'm always amazed at what I see. There used to be nothing but bad dirt, weeds, trash and gravel where those new flowers and greenery are now, in the planter boxes she constructed. Hard work pays off, even if the kale dies off sometimes and the squash "gets sick" and the dirt is bad. There's still things like little sweet strawberries some days, sunflower seeds other days and bright pink and purple portulaca when you take a peek out the front door on a Sunday afternoon just before the sun goes down. Thank you mama, for putting those gardening books I bought to use when I had no idea where to start.    

25 x 25: #8, 9, #10

Linking up @Random-osity

Friday, July 18, 2014

Adventures in Knitting: Challenge #5

Knit something in patches or squares.

I should be all done with the scarf this weekend and plan on posting pictures of the finished product as soon as possible!

UPDATE: I asked Kit to model the finished product for me because it matches her colors well. The leaves on the edges look like claws so Tree Girl keeps play-attacking people with them. This was a fun project, I enjoyed working with the different colors and knitting in squares. Thanks to Bugsy for the idea!

Anyone who wants to share a project with me that pertains to challenge 5  feel free to link up below! :)

Challenge #6: Knit something for summer! I plan on making a baby sized tank top and teaching Bugsy to make one for Mischa Belle in the process. I'm scheduling the Challenge #6 linkup for Saturday, September 6th to give myself a little break in between projects this time. Like usual, the linkup will last two weeks from the start date. 

P.S. I'm still reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth...

Linking up to this week's Yarn Along...

Canyon Hiking

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama
A single photo (or more) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Namespotting: Inanimate Objects

Barnaby, The Elephant Rattler.

This is Bugsy's new elephant rattler for Mischa Belle:

She asked me to name it. Barnaby, I thought right away. Did she want to know the meaning? Yes, of course. After a quick search:

Meaning: Son of consolation
Origin: English 
Nicknames/Variations: Barney, Barnabas 

The irony is that Bugsy is always trying to console someone when something is bothering them, so "of consolation" was a funny surprise, seeing as I just said the first name that popped into my head.