eloise: The joy of hearing you sing every day is too much. I love it… “Da Fama in da Dell”, “Baa Baa Black Seep”, “Easy Goin”… the list goes on and on. Your Dada and I get the biggest grin on our faces when you break into song. Keep singing my love. Never stop.
-joining Jodi for the 52 project!
My mom is a rag quilter. When she’s not teaching reading and math in the public schools, she’s sewing. She’s made so many beautiful quilts. I’m a very lucky daughter (and my daughter is even luckier). A few months ago my mom was with me in our local, favorite fabric store and we came across adorable mustache man fabric (Les Monsieurs fabric by Michael Miller). The little men looked just like peg dolls. An idea immediately came to mind and we left the store with enough fabric to make two baby/toddler rag quilts. While my mom worked on the quilts, I made some replica mustache men. My mom added a pocket to the quilt, in went my mustache peg man and a crafty collaboration was formed. My mom sold the first quilt and peg dolls as soon as she put it in her shop. This is the second quilt and peg doll set and I had to share it here before it went up in her etsy shop. I just love how it turned out!
check out my Mom’s shop here! She has this quilts and many more beautiful quilts in her shop (and my shop here, if you are looking for custom peg dolls).
This weekend started out a bit wet. So of course we went out in search of puddles to stomp in. We collected leaves and brought them home to make a leaf collage. We read leaf books and made leaf rubbings. We’re soaking in the Autumn weather before California gets the better of it and warms up again (as is always the case). We went to a good friend’s birthday party and brought her a peg doll family. Saturday we went to my parents and took a nice long walk with my brother and his girlfriend. Ellie ran off some energy and climbed trees. We even saw a coyote skitter down the wash.
Halfway through Sunday, Ellie all of a sudden came down with a miserable cold. So we’ve been laying low ever since. Lots of good reading, building train depots, wrapping up baby dolls and some quiet time watching Frozen. Hoping this cold is a quick one so we can enjoy our days a little more again.
How was your weekend?
-joining Pumpkin Sunrise for “Weekends”
eloise: You tell me, “I’m big Mama.” “Yes, you are growing bigger,” I reassure you. You want to try the big kid things. The big kid swings and the bigger structures and the bigger bites of food and the bigger bike. You are growing all right. And your Mama would love it if you’d slow down… just a bit.
-joining Jodi for the 52 project!
“A single photo. No words. Capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.”
A friend of mine, told me about a great park not too far from where we live. Ellie and I headed down there for the morning and enjoyed a lovely autumn day, finding leaves, walking along the trails and enjoying the outdoors. It was a beautiful autumn morning with my silly girl.
This weekend started out with some baking and ended with lots of sewing at Gramma and Grandpa’s house. I’m trying to get Jeff’s quilt finished before Christmas, but this thing is so big!! In between, we lounged around, Jeff and Ellie made Saturday morning pancakes, and we visited the park a few times (sometimes with dogs and child and sometimes with just child in tow). A very nice, quiet weekend. How was yours?