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christmas is coming….

  • Posted on July 30, 2011 at 12:56 am

digory and tree

digory found a tree in the woods that he said would be the perfect size for a christmas tree. he didn’t want to hear that christmas is too far off, or that we weren’t allowed to dig up or cut down trees in the provincial park. i think he just wants presents 😆

very orange flamingos

  • Posted on July 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm


i think these flamingos are eating WAY too many shell fish. they’ve gone beyond pink to orange!

frock swap

  • Posted on July 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

knit dress and shoes

beezie is showing off the lovely clothes she got from aunty gill. it is unusual to find her in a dress. she graciously informed me that smidge could have it when she gets home, but i think she looks sweet in it. (she read that last over my shoulder and stated emphatically that she is NOT sweet, she is an explorer!

the second outfit from aunty gill was a lovely pair of knit pants and shirt. this one beezie claimed as her own but stated that smidge would have to get her own shoes as she is not giving these ones up.

knit top and pants

beauty in the details

  • Posted on July 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm


i really need to get a book on local wild flowers, so i know what flowers i’m taking pictures of 🙂 .  i am constantly fascinated by their beauty and details, but it would be nice to know what they are called – mostly because i’m a nerd with a need to know about everything i see.  would it make them anymore beautiful if i knew what they were? or would the name be a disappointment?  “they” say “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  but would anyone get close enough to tell if they knew it was called something like stinkwort?  😆

edit.  i have now identified this one as “old man’s whiskers” , and i am a little disappointed ’cause i really don’t see how it got the name.  i mean shouldn’t something called old man’s whiskers be fuzzy white or silver at least?

red panda

  • Posted on July 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

red panda

eating lunch.  he really looks like he’d like us to leave him alone, but he’s SO cute.

sunlit glow

  • Posted on July 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

glowing willow

sunlight shining through these pussy willows makes them glow as if lit from within

delicate details

  • Posted on July 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

unknown wildflower

a tiny plant growing up in the forest

what we got in return

  • Posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm

smilga outfit

here is an absolutely gorgeous outfit we got from smilga (see link on side to see more of her wonderful stuff!)

smilga dress with new wig

beezie wanted to show how nice it looks with her new hair and of course her ever present goggles 😆

we were fighting the wind (blowing her hair) our cat (sure she must be a strange mouse) and strong shadows ’cause it was kind of late in the day.  i’ll have to take a better picture later.

digging for gold (or pink)

  • Posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

fabric picking

i meant to add this post before smilga’s gift arrived and i posted the finished quilt. instead you get to see the “before” shot, after. 😆

i’m doing a swap with someone, a quilt for a crocheted dress. it’s a fun idea and the girls helped me pick out the fabric. they were busily diving through a bin of fabric looking for just the right ones. beezie is determined that the best fabric is down below, just waiting to be discovered, noni keeps get side-tracked. “this is pretty she exclaims, “i’d like something out of this….” she looks up beseechingly. ellyce is determined to keep them on track. “she SAID she wanted PINK!” she firmly instructs the other two.

smilga swap quilt

  • Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm

i did a swap with smilga (check out the link on the side to see her wonderful crocheted outfits). she couldn’t decide between pink to match her girls room

smilgas quilt pink

or turquise for her favorite color, so we did both!  the quilt is pink butterflies on one side,

smilgas quilt blue

and turquoise bears on the other.  the large pillows both reverse to turquoise and pink butterflies on the back, on the front one has a  pink butterfly, the other a blue bear.  the little ones are solid blue or pink, because the backing showed too much on the wrong side.  i tried a trick i learned elsewhere and put tiny glass beads in the quilt for stuffing.  this makes it drape realistically over the edge of the bed rather than sticking straight out.  it worked really well but was a lot harder to get the beads in past all the pieced seams, so i’m not sure i would try it again.

the pillows are stuffed with a mixture of stuffing and lavender.  the lavender makes for pleasant dreams and also allows for a bit of shaping under sleepy heads.

noni and beezie did a  quality control test and filled the quilt and pillows with best wishes before we sent them on their way.