Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fresh Air

I couldn't be more glad that Spring has come. Waking up in the morning and opening the windows breathes life into our house. The house stays cleaner, our moods are happier because we are getting fresh air and sunshine. We Love Spring!

I want to send Thanks to all that have wished us well about our school loan situation, it means so much that you would stop your day to wish us well or say a little prayer for us.
I wish I had something to share on the matter but the fact is that I have heard not one word on the settlement. I guess it may take weeks or even months for all of the objections and students to be heard. It is not as cut and dry as I thought the final fairness hearing would be.
I'm grateful though to have Etsy keeping me busy. I will definitely not complain of boredom, I have 130 yards of crepe paper frills to sew, 700 tags and 200 roses to make. All of which are done while sitting in my comfy little chair outside under a quilt made by Great Grandma Leota. Watching the kids ride their bikes, cover everything in chalk and have picnics.
Even with all of the "work" to be done with Etsy , I took one day off to create some projects for the kids. Seeing the Scrappy Kimono in this post on one of my absolute favorite blogs ever Childhood Magic made me want to start crocheting. I began by making the kids scarves which they liked but fall is just about over. So this time I began playing with stitches. Trying to create a circle pattern instead of rows.
It worked out wonderfully and now each child has their own handmade by Mommy bag. Made from rainbow yarn of course so as to not show the imperfections :) the girls keep their little stuffed animals "pink bunny" and "quack quack" (the duck) in their bags and Jaedin keeps his cars and his grumpy Care Bear in his bag.

I have also given a bit of time to researching needle felting. You tube was my classroom and I have ordered my basic needle felting tools. I'm am really looking forward to showing you all the projects I will create. I will be making playmats, a mushroom fairy house and felted roses .
Another great Blog I found that catered to my desire to eat more natural foods is this blog AuraJoon. Here you see 2 dinners I made this week. One is Herb noodles with asparagus with a side of stewed tomatoes, onion, zucchini and squash.
The other is whole grain rice, asparagus, carrots and onion. Both were delicious!
Can't wait to try more recipes.

So much to look forward to!
Oh yes, And Thank you for the great response to the Love Letter Journals. They are sold out!
Another kit coming soon :)


Martha said...

How fun Angela!!! ANd your meals look so yummy and fabulous!!!

Heirlooms For You said...

Cute cute Kids. They may be blonde but they look like their Mom. Thanks for sharing all that you do. Carol

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my dear friend!-)*

What a fabulous,beautiful post do you placed today,Angela!!!

You etsy roses and another pices are SO cute,lovely and really amazing,my sweet talented friend!!!

Most of all I like you roses,the are gorgeous,soft and so whimsy...

I love youphotos with you kids,almost petite girls-is an Angels!!!

Thank you SO,SO much fro you kind words about my work,

I wish you freshness and lightness of spring inall you days,my dear!-)

Much Love,

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Angela ~
Your children are as precious as life can get ~ I just love their skirts too :)
Wowwwzzaaa girl that is alot of goodies to make ~ woohoo !
My box is on its way and I cannot wait to get it ~

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your kids are darling...and nothing beats a good homemade meal...and yours look wonderful.