Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.

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Although I should be finishing up K's birthday dress, I am working on some Michaelmas preparations. It is just around the corner! I even have a special Michaelmas knitting pattern to share with all of you. I just need to get some photographs taken and then I'll post all the details.

And get this - I have been crocheting! Yep, the girl who never could seem to understand the art of using a hook finally found the perfect teacher to guide me through it (Thank you, Steph!) I am nearly finished with the crocheted trim on my folilum scarf that has been sitting in my WIP basket since last autumn. I can't wait to wear it!!

And while we are on the topic - I will be hosting an incredible giveaway this week perfect for Michaelmas! Trust me, you won't want to miss it!

What are you working on?! Happy creating!


Sunday, September 14, 2014


007 009 117 108 100 130 007 154 159 160 143 013 015 019 022 025 029 036 030 Our dear friends made it safely to our door. We feasted, we played, we camped out - it was a merry old time! I really cherish, savor and need times like this. Especially at this point in my family's life. We are such black sheep here in Mountain Home, my children need that reminder that they are not different and that they have friends who really love and accept them for who they are. I am incredibly grateful for that. All of our children remind me more of sisters and brothers than just friends. We are so very blessed to have them in our lives.

Their visit was short (in fact, Little L is still asking me when they are coming, I gently remind him they already came) but it was just long enough to fill us back up with enough love and memories to get us by until we see them again. Next time we will be the ones traveling!

p.s. - If you haven't had the chance to see GMO OMG, go check it out! While I am not a fan of the title (I have this thing against texting slang) I actually really enjoyed it. I tend to stay away from documentaries like this because I rather feel like they are preaching to the choir, so to speak, and they leave me feeling helpless and depressed. But this one, while alarming, managed to lift my spirits and give me hope for change. Maybe it was the music (they did after Mumford and Sons, after all), maybe it was the way he was teaching his children about GMOs, or perhaps it was Monsanto's response to him visiting their offices. Whatever the reason, you need to see it for yourself!
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