Wednesday, May 19, 2010

taking off

My intentions were good. Pictures of the boy's birthday and Elementary Graduation, flowers on "my" trails, new knits and the first finished handspun skein of my blues.

Instead I am packing for our trip to Germany, helping with preparations for the Graduation, doing last minute laundry, and what not else.

So, let me just wish you good summer days until I'll be back mid June.

Take care, friends!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

flash back

Salinas Pueblo, New Mexico.
Have I mentioned yet how much I love New Mexico?

So many beautiful places to visit.

The kids never really want to go, but they always end up having lots of fun.

We had a picknick, too!
A good day.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

a few things of importance (or not)

I love having my mom here for Mother's Day.

I always try to give her a special gift, that I have made myself. This year it is a necklace and a bracelet.

Way back when I was little I loved picking flowers for her.

Lilacs were the flowers that my father would cut for her on Mother's Day. As far as I remember he did that every year.

Before I became a mother myself I picked a light green sofa. - Can you imagine?!

I've always wanted to be a mom.
It is much tougher than I thought it would be.

It is much more rewarding than I expected, too, I mean, really, check out the breakfast in bed I got last year!

To all the awesome women in my life, I wish you all a very happy Mother's Day, Moms or not!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I can't help it, I have to show you Fizzy!

He did awesome and we are so proud of him!

Monday, May 3, 2010

red, pink and green

Time flies when you are busy doing fun stuff, like watching your son sing a solo as Fizzy in Bugsy Malone, his final Elementary School musical, going thriftstore digging with your favorite hunting buddy (my mom!) and participating in the Run for the Zoo.
But then there is the dark side, when you try hard not to be too grumpy, because you missed the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fair AGAIN, while other people, like Mary leisurely indulge in that fantastic event ($$+^%&^$&^**@) and get to enjoy some high quality fiber shopping time!

But I have been playing, too.
I had opened one of the cupboards in the laundry room and "found" some left over acid dyes, so speedyquick did I get the dye crockpot from the garage and went for it.
I gathered some of my recycled woolen fabrics for rug hooking and some plain beige singles wool yarn.

I added some fresh dyes, working in the kitchen as usual, and thinking a lot of Cathy of the Orange Sink as mine turned more and more green and red.

The results were gorgeous yarns and spotty and variegated wool fabrics, mainly greens, reds and pinks. - That is one thing that never fails to cheer me up and to make my day, the colorful results of some fun with dyes!

Who could have waited for the next rug hooking session with access to a cutter?! Not me, no, no.
No patience.
I made this small design, drew it right onto the linen, traced it with sharpie, cut some strips with the rotary cutter and got going.

I think the color of the heart is perfect!