On the needles: Steady work on the scarf continues; a few rows a day squeezed in whenever I can. This is just the pace my knitting can take right now. Off the shelf: Re-re-reading through an old favorite: Project Based Homeschooling--I have so much to learn and so much to try, but it's an encouraging … Continue reading yarn along ~ january 8
With an abundance of sunshine in our area, we took to the woods yesterday despite the cold temperatures. Everyone bundled up, and our winter explorations did not disappoint. The more cautious among us brought along shovels and hoes "in case of snow", and were able to use them to dig "special rocks and treasures" out of … Continue reading winter hike
I just had to join a Yarn Along that fell on New Year's Day! On the needles: Since the last Yarn Along I joined, I've ripped out the scarf I was working on then, and started another. I couldn't stand how the edges on the original scarf kept rolling, so I found a pattern to … Continue reading a yarn along happy new year
Wishing you a Merry Christmas of wonder, warmth, & light!
Ever since we participated in our nature exchange, I have wanted to find a way to put the items on display. When Dawn and Annie introduced the exchange, they suggested making a shadowbox out with the objects we received. Today, using a pizza box and an old map, I found the time to put it … Continue reading make a nature shadowbox from a pizza box and old map
I hate throwing out children’s books—it particular, I hate throwing out children’s books with great illustrations. I also hold strong convictions about entitlement, teaching gratitude, and saying thank you with a handwritten note. I’m sure there are many Pinterest-worthy ideas for repurposing old children’s books, but I haven’t searched them … Continue reading ‘tis the season for giving thanks (repurposing children’s books for thank you notes)
Before the weather turned cold we made a batch of suet. Last winter we didn’t get any feeders filled for the birds, and the boys and I really missed watching them every day. I was a little disappointed that most of the feed sat untouched (except for the bag … Continue reading for the birds