Thursday, February 24, 2011

Forsythia Blooming Inside

Here is a lovely sign of spring. I cheated mother nature a tad tho by forcing the forsythia blooms inside. As you can see through the window we have a snow/ice cover again. But our chipmunk has popped out of his winter nest and was nosing around the birdfeeders yesterday. The little knitted hearts hanging at the window are a gift from Meg last year.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Doll's House

Isn't this dollhouse cute? I like all the do-it-yourself ideas and the peg wooden dolls. Has anybody seen the booklet that seems to have been offered about the Doll's House?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Blooms and Boots

Rochester Witch Hazel in bloom! It looks like curls of colored coconut doesn't it?

Lots of wet mud as the snow is gone (for now). And I've got mucking-about boots now!
Man oh man do I love polka dots!

Monday, February 14, 2011


I found my troll paper dolls! I have had the outside cover in a different place and thought that I had thrown out the dolls long ago. Well, I was happy to find that I had not.
Now, I would like to find the make-it book with patterns for Richard Scarry dolls that I had when Em was small. Did I throw it out??? No idea....


                                 Sweet valentines from circa 1974 (Hallmark)

Spring is not long off. I can feel it coming!!! We came home after dark last night to find a skunk eating the sunflower shells below our bird feeder 5 ft from our bedroom window. Lucky for us it was only interested in eating and not spraying. :-)
                       Happy Valentines Day!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Heart

A small felt pin I made for Valentine's Day. Em was going to wear it to school for her v-day party on Friday, but she decided not to. She said it looked like the heart that Julia Child (Meryl Streep) wears in the movie "Julie and Julia"....too big evidently. Ahhhh...Em has reached the age of self-conciousness. Makes me yearn for the little girl, who once delighted in pink, princesses, and large hearts. But, I still get daily hugs and kisses and much love. So much!!
Wishing you a lovey day!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Do you have ice??

Icy feed--those sad little birds.

Here is another finger puppet.
I made it a tad bit bigger than the one I made the other day.
I started with 25 stitches cast on and reduced a little less in the rows near the end.
The last row had 8 stitches instead of 6.