Monday, January 11, 2010

me and my Nanny McPhee

While we haven't had television in our home for
nearly two years, we do have favorite movies that we
occassionally find in our letterbox from Netflix...
and we view them on a portable dvd player
with an 8" screen...
...and last summer while watching Nanny McPhee,
I was smitten with the granny square afghan on Chrissy's
bed. I grabbed the camera and began snapping photos
trying to catch as many shots of the colors as possible...
I gathered the wool and then set it aside so to wait for
my courage and crochet skills to catch up with me and I
worked on this blanket for Sarah...
last week after watching Nanny Mcphee again...
and having come across this granny sqaure tutorial...
I gave it a go and ....
so begins the journey of stitching
my very own Nanny Mcphee.

Monday, January 4, 2010

december went something like this....

blizzard Abbie was a bust...and we haven't had snow since then
but the cold weather set in and we made... ice marbles....just be sure to remove them from the
deck railing before the temperature breaks freezing....
trust me on this one!

girlie and her cat went out to make a snow friend...

all the cat wanted to do was make snow angels....

we are convinced that our cat must be part snow leopard...
having his sister back home during the school break hasbeen so
good for his soul....most days are full of playing, smiling
and letting her know that he misses her when she's away at school...
but when silly girls frost their fingers instead of cookies... it doesn't take much to bring out the 9 year boy...
she was oblivious to the antics going on behind her....
...she looks worlds away!
and who will ever forget the Christmas of 2009...
the year we celebrated with a three foot
flocked PINK treedecorated with baby doll toys.....
An After thought:
I wish I could figure out why Blogger won't allow me to clean up
the spaces in between some of the text....
and none of my pictures would move where
I wanted them...aaarrrrHhhhhh!