Monday, April 13, 2009

Half-empty Vase

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, ours was busy with vacumning and dusting and cleaning marks off the walls. We squeezed in an egg hunt or two though and yummy ham for supper. Em's egg hunt for us grown-ups was fun. She claimed to be all worn out when it was over because we had acted like such kids, J and I.
I am really feeling under the weather with a cold right now---so I am curling up in a ball under a blanket for a few days.
Take Care.

Friday, April 10, 2009


I have been meaning to get on here and share the knitted egg that I made last week. I used the free pattern shared by Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits. I fiddled with her pattern because I couldn't make the number of stitches come out right. Dummy me didn't realize that different ways of increasing produce different counts. So I re-figured the increase part of the pattern to work with knitting into the front and back of the stitches. The first one I made Em absconded with and I haven't seen it since. She is planning an egg hunt for her father and I and she needed a prize egg. :-)
Anyway, the bluey one above and below is the second one I made with varigated yarn from knitpicks. I wish I had time right now to make more.

The crocheted egg is from a shop in Evanston.

Friday, April 3, 2009

On the Faux

Painting in the kitchen is done--whoops--except for the kneehole of the desk--dang if we didn't forget that. Meg added our faux cherry blossoms here in the picture--we don't have any spring blossoms for real yet--forsythia is barely beginning to open around here. All these fake flowers have snuck their way into our house it seems--a few here and there and now we have five rooms graced with them. I'm sure I will keep them until they look all tatty and dusty because they sure are pretty.

Speaking of faux--let's be real here--my kitchen never looks this good--pots always drying on counters, piles of papers, etc.--but right now we are living the faux life. We will be listing our house for sale soon and so we have started to live this crazy life of having everything in its place as if company--like the queen were dropping by any moment. Of course, I still have more personal stuff to pack up--you can see examples in the above picture, like the ceramic plaque in the shape of a bear that Em made in art. I feel so resistive sometimes to putting it all away--makes me sad.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

No time for foolin' around