Thursday, December 27, 2007

Twelve Days of Christmas

Here we are once again, at the still of the season. I am taking pleasure in the quiet of the twelve days of Christmas. No more hurry-burrying about, now is the time to knit and read, sit by the fireside, enjoying family time together. We even managed to get a sprinkling of snow on Christmas day - just enough for a teeny tiny snowman in the back yard. The girls were very proud of their work. We still have many projects to savor ~ making felt snowman ornaments from our lovely peace fleece kit, baking and decorating gingerbread trees, glitter cards and sock puppets (thanks to our sweet neighbor for giving these kits to my girls). I will be a bit sad to send Mia back to school when our week is done. I miss her presence at home, the creativity flowing from her in a flurry of paper, glue, bits and pieces of all sorts.

New Year's Day Walnut boats

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Autumn is here, in all it's colorful glory! I am loving the crisp autumn air and the hillsides adorned with shades of burgundy , crimson, gold and amber. I feel inspired this time of year to make things, collect my thoughts and tune in to myself.

Mia Belle's school had a lovely medieval feast yesterday~ it was quite the meal! We roasted pears with honey and spices, it was so delicious. The feast was a pleasure for the senses, with bread plates (trenchers) exotic fruits, pies, pumkin soup served in hollowed pumpkins and homemade bread and butter. Vivi and Jasper enjoyed the chance to partake of the special affair. Many arrived in medieval dress - princesses and knights, kings and maidens, what fun!