Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lola Shawl
















 Like a million shots of the prettiest and softest shawl ever !
The pattern is from Issue 9 :: Breathe TAPROOT magazine - which my subscription has run out ,, I must renew it here. The shawl is called Lola , by Carrie Bostick Hoge - ravelry link here. Pattern exclusive to Taproot magazine until this summer, where Carrie will post it for purchase on ravelry also.

Yarn is Ce's beautiful Heavenly Fingering 70% baby alpaca, 20% cashmere, 10% silk - her yarns can be purchased from The Uncommon Thread Website here. Shown in colourway " teasmoked " .

It's springtime~! The birds are all out and busy , our boys have a mama bird sitting on three little eggs in their bedroom window. She sits and sings as she waits on her little darlings to arrive. We are awaiting the wonders of May as well here on Norwood Road. A little darling boy - our baby - will soon celebrate his FIRST BIRTHDAY !!! :)

My sister is soon to have a little baby girl ! Our field will soon be plowed and we can begin planting! I have started all of my little seeds in their trays, I love pampering little tiny seeds. Such promise spring brings us all ! I hope you all are enjoying the beauty of this world.
x

ps. editing to link to Ginny's Yarn Along here - first time in three years!! ;]

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our summer vacay
























Apollo 11 - Moon Voyage Shuttle Cap !!!!!! 
 We have gone and are back from our Summer Vacation to the beach !
It was a great time of fun, and its always great to come back home :)

We went down to the Georgia Coast to Jekyll Island , where I saw a Bald Eagle in the wild !!
Then we went down to Cocoa Beach Florida for a week , it was nice there, beautiful beaches and wonderful fresh seafood. John and I endulged in a Thai Foods Resteurant several times, aaaah sushi! He had the crispy fried duck and I the smoked Eel and a to die for Thai Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Chicken dish. Oh, man. It.was.good.

Jarrah got his first ocean visit. He got to crawl down in the sand and play with shells and he loved it. It was too cold to get in the water, but Jack and Nesta enjoyed running down into the waves and gathering shells and building sandcastles and burying each other and erupting Mummy Like as "Sandman".  Boys.

We visited the John F. Kennedy NASA Space Center while in Cocoa Beach. It was educational and very interesting. Several real live retired rockets we got to look at up close and personal. Including the actual hub which the Apollo 11 Astronauts rode in when they took us on that monumental trip to the MOON. Which some of you may remember? :)

Oh, and the best part was the ending ! Where we stopped for the weekend with our old friends Joe , Molly, Levi, and Indigo in Cairo Georgia for a much needed visit. It was the first time we'd seen their new Southern Home and It was ever charming. We were treated to the best hospitality, and incredible food. Thank you so much guys, it was an incredible visit ! I came home with some seedlings, and an awesome Oak strip basket !!!!!!!  - My pics are on the other camera and they won't download on my laptop! - ;(

Easter was wonderful with my parents next door, mama cooked a fantastic meal and had organized the best little egg hung. The boys loved it, I am ( we all are ) so lucky to live right next door to my folks.
It is a beautiful day outside, sunny and warm, and I am going out to sew some seeds.
Happy Spring !!!! xoxoxo











Tuesday, March 25, 2014

9 trips and some mint chocolate cake
















Hello friends.
We had a birthday celebration on Sunday.
Our dear eldest boy has turned 9 years old !
There was a fancy meal - (which I did not photograph!) - consisting of grilled steaks, pinto beans,
shrimp, and pinto beans , all per Jacks' request. YumMMM. There was cake. Oh yes, the cake.
It was this cake , and boy was it amazing. There were presents ! Minecraft things, because you
know these boys are Minecraft crazy. Jack was thrilled with his book, and proceeded to tell me
what a NPC and Trolling all meant. (what?) His request was a video camera, and so his dear Granny Rose and Poppy Maurice have spoiled him with a special camera , coming soon! He was surprised by his Nana and Pops with his
very own junior bow and arrow set, and Aunt Paula and Uncle Bryan with an awesome practice target.
We were hoping Nana would be brave with an apple, but she was still getting over the Cucumber Essence she had for lunch. He heeeeee. Ha haaaaa. Whoo hoo haa.

We all had a go with the bow and arrow set. Even my mama. And with several little (smaller) boys standing admiringly in the distance ~ being not quite old enough themselves to work a bow and arrow,
Jack was surely admired by all on this his very special 9th birthday. 9 full trips around the Sun. Wow.
Has it really been that long?
I think it has. I am so proud of my eldest son. He is a wonderful little human being.
xoxoxoxo