Sunday, May 27, 2012

Nathaniel Gene

Welcome Nathaniel Gene

Nathaniel Gene was born at home, Friday night 10:00pm. 
8lb, 4oz
20 inches

Nathaniel Gene - morning after

mama and baby

Mama and baby are doing really, really, fine!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

this week ::

this week :: more knitting

this week :: lounging and knitting

this week :: card games

this week :: card games

this week :: losing teeth

this week :: lavender cookies

this week :: extra snuggles

good gracious, its only Tuesday, and we're been busy around here.  Still waiting for baby, in the meantime there has been a lot of ::

:: Knitting

:: Lounging with knitting and with games, Wig Out is pretty popular around here.

:: celebrating missing front teeth

:: discovering its time once again to make lavender cookies, recipe here , {you may want to double it!}

:: time for extra snuggles

:: getting nervous and excited, wondering who this little guy is that we're about to meet!

Monday, May 21, 2012



With my baby quilt finished, I feel of sense of readiness.  It was one project that I have been planning for months and in the last throws of my pregnancy, last week, I started on it and completed it over the weekend.  What a great feeling that was, of course not knowing when this baby is going to decide to arrive, I at least needed to have him a quilt at hand and ready for use when that time does come.

I fell in love with this fabric back in the Fall when I first discovered Nani Iro.  We didn't even know we were having a boy yet, but it was just another synchronicity that fell into perfect place in my life.

This double gauze fabric is the softest fabric I have ever touched, it reminds me of my own blanket I grew up with.  I am so pleased with it and I know he will be too!



It's sitting so perfectly on my dresser waiting for his arrival.  Now back to the other projects to keep me busy while we're still waiting!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

this moment ::

Inspired by Soulemama's {This Moment}

{this moment} - a friday ritual.  A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from my week.  I want to pause and savor this moment.

{this moment}

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

elliot love51, originally uploaded by kindnessgirl.
Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

this moment ::

Inspired by Soulemama's {This Moment}

{this moment} - a friday ritual.  A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from my week.  I want to pause and savor this moment.

{this moment}

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Counting down

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We're counting down . . . our family has been been so busy with feeding Rosemary, planning and planting a garden, dance classes and rehearsals, soccer practices and tryouts that getting around to sitting down to write and post on my blog continuously got pushed aside to "tomorrow".  Today turned out to be "tomorrow" finally and I'm forcing myself to get back into the habit and being here more often, because there is just too many great things happening that I want to share!

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In between all the family happenings, I have fitted a little knitting in here and there.  This diaper cover pattern, "Vanilla" has been sitting in my ravelry favorites for some time now as has this new bootie pattern I wanted to try from Bernat.

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And since then, I must say there are 3 other knitting projects still sitting on my needles, the list keeps getting longer.  This sweater which has been a little more challenging for me than I would ever have thought and another attempt at a kicking bag.  The last one didn't get finished and got frogged several years ago.

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And that's not all!!  Oh, no no.  There is also some quilts being worked up in my head of mine that will hopefully find their way out and on to my sewing machine . . . soon.

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The knitted baby blanket, my favorite, was finished a while ago and I decided to save it for our newest baby and has been patiently waiting with the rest of us until his arrival.  I feel so lucky to have been able to find the exact yarn and colorway "sand" that had been discontinued.  But thanks to ravelry and its yarn search option, I was able to find generous knitters who had some Blue Sky's Alpaca in Sand in their stash!

So much still left to do!