Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
A second cousin had her first baby in February so Mom and I made this blanket for them.
A cousin had a baby girl in May so she got this.
Two nieces had May birthdays. One turned 14 so I figured she'd rather have something from the store. (I have something homemade in mind for her for Christmas.) The other turned 3 so she got these.
A niece and Leah had birthdays in June. My niece wanted a Wii game so that took the pressure off for her! I really wanted to finish Leah's quilt for her 4th birthday but didn't get it done. Maybe for her 5th....?? The only homemade gift she got was this shirt.
The current gift is for my cousin who is expecting her first child (a boy) any day now! The baby shower was over a month ago...(missed that deadline)....her due date was 4 days ago...(missed that deadline too)! I have been frantically knitting trying to get it finished at least before he's a year old but just managed to get halfway through it today! I have spent many hours on this...it is taking a lot longer than I expected. The good news is that it is knit from corner to corner so at least the rows will get one stitch shorter with every row I finish!! Don't get me wrong...I still have a long. way. to. go. I love it though. I love the shade of blue and I love the pattern. It is very simple....garter stitch all the way with a nice, simple eyelet around the edge. To me, it says "Boy"!
These are the gifts that have been (or soon will be) crossed off my list. The "to make" list is much longer and I can't wait to get more of these gifts from the heart into the hands of my loved ones!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I have more zucchini that needs to be used and would like to make a couple more loaves of bread to put in the freezer. I better make sure the dishwasher is available before I start that again!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Leah found this box turtle in the yard. We kept him contained for a little while...long enough for Daddy and Papa to come in from the hayfield to see her treasure. She was reluctant to let him go but we finally convinced her it was best. It was reminiscent of my childhood days when an exciting day consisted of my brother, sister and I finding a box turtle and keeping it as our pet for a day or two. That's what I love about the farm....innocence.
Monday, July 14, 2008
This is Honey
and this is Sweetie-Pie.
I know, I know...you're saying to yourself "They look like the same chicken." Well, Leah and I can tell the difference.
Leah loves to tend to her animals. Here she is giving the girls a treat from the garden.
She has such gentle hands for a 4 year old and the chickens seem to know that. They aren't afraid of her at all. She can reach down with one hand, slide it under them and lift them onto her lap.
Sometimes, they don't even wait for an invitation!