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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Amauti For Sale

I'm selling my lovely Amauti. It's a little too snug for me. Hoping another Mama will get much use out of it. I'm also having a lovely hand woven sash made for it.  Asking 300$

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Knitting, felting and Gardening makes one happy Mum!

I spent a lovely afternoon with my sweet friend Lucille wet felting. She is the best teacher ever! I made this scarf for my Mum from a kit I bought at Rhinebeck a few years ago.

This delphinium is blooming in the garden right now. I love this shade of blue. Hopefully there will be a few more blooms.

I had to include some cute pictures of the kiddos. Alli modeling her knit pants I made for her and playing with a stacking toy I snagged a tag sale today. Ryan with his favorite past time reading. He worked hard with Dad this weekend planting and raking the garden.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Alli's Very First Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This time last year Mommy was going out of her mind hoping to meet our little baby girl. I can't believe how fast the past year has went by. Ms. Alli has been taking her first steps for about two weeks now. She is such a dear sweet soul and makes all of us so very happy. She wakes us up with the biggest smile and loves to laugh.

We had a party for her Bis Nonna and Alli last weekend. She loved all the attention with her cousins crowding around her. I love this last picture with her contemplating what to do with her cake! She didn't do the traditional dive in she very carefully tasted it and then her cousins helped her out. In the first pic she has the cutest expression which I wasn't able to upload zoomed in. We will have another wee party for her this weekend, more pictures to follow. Thank you to all our friends and family.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Why must you do this to me?
Crawling on Chewy my favorite activity

Firecracker baby sweater

Sea gull lace hat with beads
I made this for a teacher at work I love whose grandaughter
was recently diagnosed with cancer
Here's our little Easter bunny this morning, this oh so cute bunny hat was made by my bff Lucille. There's actually a little knitting content here as well. Ms. Alli is keeping us busy she stood on her own for the first time today and used the potty yesterday. I can't believe how cold it is today, hopefully we have warmer weather coming soon.
Off to finish my presentation for grad school. Love to everyone.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dada & Alli

Just a quick post to satisfy some people who are demanding an update with pictures of Alli. ( I won't mention any names!) Mommy's working hard on a paper for her ecosystem class and entering grades for school today. Thank goodness it's a rainy day outside.
Dada took Alli for a walk in the woods recently and of course Freddy cat had to tag along.
I'll be posting more pics soon of last night's scissor squad partay. It was so great to see everyone. I'm so thankful to have such a warm wonderful circle of friends in my life. More soon, must work on paper, must work on paper!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Going to Grandma's House

Alli with Grandma Martha
Annie washing Alli's face!

Allison went for a lovely visit at Grandma's house today. She had fun playing with Grandma's train set and all the little animals with it. She also had plenty of kisses from Grandma's doggies, Belle and Annie. Alli really loved watching the two little guinea hens outside the window pecking on the glass too.
I can't believe how the time has flown by, she is almost 9 months old already. I went shopping for her Easter dress yesterday and it hit me that she's not a little wee baby anymore, it's hard to believe. Ryan had fun trip to visit his Grandma Marilyn and Grandpa Tom. He had lots of tall fish tales to tell. One involved catching a couple of sharks!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Le Slouch Beret est fini!!

Finally some knitting related content! Here's a slouchy beret I just finished last night. I liked how it turned out and am planning to make another for my bff.

Pattern: Knit one magazine winter 2007
Yarn: worsed weight acryclic I had kickin' around
Time to complete: approx. 2 hours on the drive to Boston, at work, and at wrestling practice