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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Silet Saturday and Sunday





Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Threads




THURSDAY THREAD
A day to share what these hands of mine are doing.








TRINITY'S EASTER DRESS

This is a WIP for me.  We came across this pattern when she and I were having a girl day at the fabric store.  We both gasped at the sight of this cute dress.  I cant wait to see her in it.  
 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wonderful Word Wednesday



Spring

Now daisies pied, and violets blue,
And lady-smocks all silver white,
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo now on every tree
Sings cuckoo, cuckoo.
                                                            -Shakespeare

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wonderful Word Wednesday

With stammering lips and insufficient sounds,
I strive and struggle to deliver right
the music of my nature...
                                       Elizabeth Barrett Browning




Friday, March 11, 2011

Silent Saturday and Sunday



Though we are having family time 
the "Welcome" mat is always at the door.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wonderful Word Wednesday

Every blade of grass has its Angel
that bends down and whispers over it,
Grow! Grow! Grow!
                                                                          -The Talmud



Friday, March 4, 2011

Chicken Pattern

This is a very simple pattern you can have a whole hen house full in an afternoon.

MATERIALS


Finger weight yellow yarn
Finger weight red yarn
Size 1 needles
Darning needle
wool fleece for stuffing

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 20 stitches

Knit all rows till you have a square

Cast off
Fold square in half corner to corner making a triangle

Sew up one side
Stuff firmly but leave some room for munipulating it into shape later on

Sew up other side


Weave your thread down to the tip(where you folded it and the two tips met)...this is where your base will be

Now pull you needle up straight through the center and pull making the bottom flatten out (it may pucker a bit and thats OK) and the top puckers in (this is the arch in the chickens back)
Fasten off your yarn and draw the ends in the chickens body to hide them. Manipulate the body so it will sit.

Pull on the tail to make it more chicken like.

Thread your darning needle with red.  Sew some loops on the head and add a beak.




Wonderful Word Wednesday

Maybe one of these days I'll be able to give myself a gold star for being ordinary,
and maybe one of these days I'll give myself a gold star for being extraordinary-for persisting.
And maybe one day I won't need to have a star at all.
                                                                                                     -Sue Bender



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wonderful Word Wednesday


Look who is doing better

Within your heart,
Keep one still,
secret spot 
Where dreams may go.
                                           -Louise Driscoll