Hello spring chickens! As I look out the window from my chair (reclined, of course!) I see SUCH friendly green! Our across-the-street neighbors have the loveliest maple trees and they are almost in full leaf. Every year I love spring more, do you?
Look at the book below! Adorable, right? I think I am going to knit a good amount of the components found in a woodland! When the book came Bill asked me what book I ordered and when I showed it to him, he raised his eyebrows and said, "Really?" Ha ha ha ha! YES! Who doesn't want to knit their own little woodland, I ask? I tucked my hedgehog finger puppet into the gathered yarn. He can help.
There is a gnome pattern and A BADGER! Mr. Badger of The Wind in the Willows fame is still at Mags' house. He's pausing before flying to Betty's, but we'll keep you posted on his progress. Meanwhile, I might knit a badger very soon!
The birds are so cute hanging on the feeders. I love their shape, don't you?
The snow didn't crush the spirit of the lilac! Wow! I am thinking about having the two photos below reproduced on canvas. I think lilacs deserve to hang around all year long (in the living room, of course!)
The same neighbors that sport the violet-like flowers have these firm and stout tulips. Aw, yellow again!
Today I am meeting with Ginny the kitchen lady and she wants me to bring some photos of our existing kitchen. It's been a sweet little serviceable room. I am looking forward to the cottage-y green cabinets and the hole above the sink! Woo hoo!
When I was 33 we had a 2 year old, a 4 year old, a 7 year old, and a 9 year old. Those were happy times, corralling the kids in our funny mini-van, eating kid-friendly meals, doing mounds of laundry, and in the summer, packing up to go to camp for 3-4 weeks. When we'd go to the grocery store I would say, "Order of the ducks!" and they would obediently stay in line in the dangerous (smile) parking lot. Those were such happy days. Now having grands in the house is very joyful!
I finished Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs. I must say that I truly appreciate the way she highlighted the noble qualities of the characters. I fear we've come to expect less from the characters in books today. Thankfully, there are still some great ones created by Frances O'Roark Dowell (our own Left-Handed Housewife!), Kate DiCamillo, Sharon Lovejoy, and others.
Thank you for stopping in to say hello. I hope your spring day is sweet and reassuring.