Life, Lately

February 10, 2013

in Baby Evelyn, Family & Friends, Kids

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My tiny Petunia is now one! Thirteen-and-a-half months, that is.

She’s not walking, but she’s chatting up a storm – very much the pattern with my babies.

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She’s not so sure about this whole camera business.

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Oh my, why do you have such big teeth?

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The really neat thing about having children six year apart is that they are growing teeth at the same time! For an Anthroposophist inside me, this is a pretty powerful experience.

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“Lookie what my mom made!”

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The little guy is about to start playschool-type-thing for a couple of mornings a week. He’s getting a bit of a cabin fever at home.

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In other news, I’ve just finally organized my yarn, fabrics, and my kids’ embroidery stuff.

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Why, yes, I buy cheap yarn.

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This is an easy scarf I am knitting for my son. This pattern is so lovely – and extremely easy for a beginner like me.

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Here are the rainbow jelly roll strips, waiting to be turned into a quilt for Josie. I’ve actually pre-washed them so the final quilt is flat rather than puckered (is this the right word?). All forty of them.

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Meanwhile, my seamstress skills are growing rapidly. Like REALLY rapidly. So much so, that I’ve stepped up to completely outfit my daugther’s first-grade class for their class play. While I found most of the costumes ready-made in the school stash, I still ended up sewing about 10 different things and mended nearly every garment that I had found, as well as washed and pressed everything. I also crocheted eight red balls to stand in for apples used in the play. While the costumes were absolutely elementary, it was a biggish project for me, but I had the time, the skills, and the tools, and decided to not delegate any of it. I think everything turned out quite nicely, and my girl got to feel proud of her mom. It was an ego trip of a lifetime!

And how was your week?

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1 Nina February 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Great photos, beautiful kids! I will look forward to seeing the quilt.

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