Saturday, February 27, 2010


Soccer started Thursday and Friday.

Aryn and Isaac wanted to play. SO they are.

Zoe did NOT. Now that she's seen all her friends playing, I think she's changed her mind for next year!
Asher is just happy to play on the playground. (Wearing his much-loved river shirt.)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Using What I Have

We do have a lot going on around here. Some things that are beyond our control. And when that happens, I need an escape... (or maybe an attempt at control).

So right now, we do not have a kitchen table. Well, we do... but, it is covered. Covered in fabric, felt, sewing machine, notions, etc. All necessesities for escape/control.
It all started because I wanted to find out exactly what materials I have in this house. An accounting, if you will. What I've wanted to be able to do is use the things I have in my house BEFORE I go out and buy new things. So, I started a project. A patchwork project.

I gathered together some patterned fabric squares, a bunch of old jeans, a cache of crochet thread, and some brushed twill remnants (that were supposed to be slipcovers). All of these materials were in my house, just not being used!

I've felt for awhile now that I need to use the materials I have. Not just store them. I NEED TO USE THEM. I need to turn them into new creations. Creations that my family can use and enjoy.

And I'm really looking forward to seeing what is hiding in this house, just waiting to be discovered!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some Changes, and a Project!

I'm making a few changes around here...

This blog is going to focus on our family. I have another blog that I'm going to use more for me as an individual.

So, if you're interested... you can check it out at !! (The project above is given more detail there.)