Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Rain, Sun, Fresh Air

There's mist and rain today, but it finally feels like we are shedding our winter layers. The grass is turning green, little sunshine daffodils are starting to bloom and the crocus's are now past. Spring both comes and goes so quickly here. The forsythia we took back in a jar from CT are now ready for the compost and have been replaced with a couple miniature daffodils. Projects are also in bloom. Those dresses the girls are wearing are there Mommy made dresses for Easter. I nearly gave up on trying to make them something, but a couple days before, the chirpy little voice of an almost four year old (what? how?) asked if I had made them yet. Sigh... there is nothing I like more than making something for my littles, and I probably secretly like a tight deadline too. I had originally planned on making them pretty velvet dresses, but quickly discovered I was short on yardage. The floral pattern I used was something I thrifted long ago and there's even enough left to make something for myself. I was thinking of a smock for when I do farmer's markets. I wonder how much longer they'll request matching dresses.

Anyways, I need to go wait at the bus stop and enjoy a little misty rain because my kindergartener has decided she has to take the bus now.

Joining in with KCCO over at Frontier Dreams .

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring time in VT

Painting by Oona, age 6

Legos heads with flower hats by Oona too!

It's Springtime in VT and the woolly chickens are laying felted cookies, the mud is the stuff of legends, and the snow just doesn't know when to quit. We are in a for a week full of rain to melt it all away and then some more snow. I know I should just expect this by now, but I want to see tulips and daffodils sprouting up! I want to dig in the Earth. I want to put away the coats and snow pants and have a little more space in the front hallway! On the bright side... Is there one? It is pretty gloomy out. Um... right, on the bright side, time indoors means more time to craft. It also means going through the cupboards and closets and doing a bit of Spring cleaning. I tackled the lid/ food storage container cupboard the other day. There was a bit of an explosion in there, and we seemed to have somehow acquired far more lids than there were containers to go with them.  Sometimes I think we live by the philosophy, if you can get the door closed, close it and run... which is really never a good plan because what lies behind that door will still be waiting for you next time, but it's hard to find enough hours in the day to live any other way. As, fun as Spring cleaning in the rain can be, I think I need to get the kids out of the house this afternoon and hit the local library... maybe some real cookie baking too. 

Joining in with KCCO over at Frontier Dreams .