Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Why I Love Autumn (Hint: Involves Fruit)

Signs of Autumn here in the Shenandoah Valley...

Warm pies, applesauce, and cake are in the works.

Afghan Adventures

Gina, who received the soy afghan blogged last week, sent me this photo of her sweet dog, Pilot. She wrote, "Pilot is strictly forbidden to be anywhere near the afghan, but a special 2-second exception was made when he saw Violet snuggled on top of it on your blog! Notice him licking his lips: did someone say 'soy'?"

Monday, September 29, 2008

Owl Towel

Embroidery is becoming an obsession around here. This project is the result of a tee-ball game and a camping trip. The pattern is #3771, "Hooty Owls," from Colonial Patterns. (This little fellow is the Thursday owl.)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today's the Day!

I've been so excited for Sew, Mama, Sew to post my bulletin board tutorial. Here's the one I did for "Sewing for the Home" month, using a tea towel.

And this one, made last year for Liv's pink bedroom, inspired the tutorial.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Soy Afghan

I finished this afghan last week. (Actually I finished putting it together in June but didn't get around to weaving in the ends and blocking it until the last minute. My mother was a hero and helped me with the ends. There must have been thousands!) Violet was hoping we'd keep it...

...but it was a birthday gift for Gina.

The silky soy yarn from Bernat was a joy to crochet. The pattern is "Garden of Flowers" from Afghans for All Seasons, Book 2.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Yesterday we visited some friends who have added 10 little hens-to-be to their household. The chicks will be moving into the barn in a week or two, and after that they'll have a fox-proof, hawk-proof coop outdoors, but for now they're right at home in the kitchen.

Can you stand that fluffy little butt?

Sunday, September 07, 2008


It took me a while...but I'm getting into Flickr lately.