Monday, March 31, 2014

Chicks (Farmgirls and Fowl)

We brought home four new babies yesterday: Jersey Black Giant, California White, Production Red, and Welsummer.  Raegan says, "I can't believe we got four chicks!"  Daddy says, "Neither can I!"

Names pending.  I'm thinking Shakespearean (Bianca, Cymbeline, Rosalind, Titania...); the girls are set on whimsical.

I'm also a farmgirl for the second year ~ chick #4908 ~ and have my lovely charm necklace to celebrate.  I just love MaryJane's Farm!

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Full February

It's the shortest month, but somehow we seem to pack more into it than any other. 

We attended the Sleeping Beauty ballet.
Toured the Flower and Garden Show.
And played in the snow.

How fun is it to grow perfect little paperwhites in the middle of winter?


These three little girls are always greeted on Valentine's morning with sweets from their biggest sweetheart - Daddy. ♥


No February is complete for this family without a trip to Port Gamble.  Our first goal is a scrumptious breakfast and tour of the sea museum at the General Store, with a detour through the candy aisle before we go.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Yarn and Other Treasures

Lately I've been enjoying the benefits of getting up before my little ones to enjoy a little quiet time with Jesus, and maybe get a little creative project going.  Slowly making my way through the book of Matthew, I'm reading about setting my mind and heart on spiritual treasures, and "taking no care" for the temporal.  Which is difficult for me.  But it brings me back to the "little" things that truly matter for eternity: the hearts of my three little ladies and dear husband, and the delightful blessing of

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Finney's Pinny

"One day little Lucie came into the farm-yard crying - oh, she did cry so!  'I've lost my pocket-handkin!  Three handkins and a pinny!  Have you seen them, Tabby Kitten?'"  ~ Beatrix Potter

As promised, here is my finished sewing project!  A simple little pinafore and peasant dress for Miss Finnegan Archer.  It's a size 3 and a little roomy still, but she'll get to wear it longer then, right?

I worked with elastic thread for the first time and didn't think I'd appreciate it, but it's actually pretty easy and fun!

 "Ta ta for now!  I'm off to find those handkins!"

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sneak Preview

Of the sweet little project I've been working on.  I'll share pictures of it all finished soon.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Love the Smell of Pattern Paper in the Morning

It's been such a long time since I've done any stitchin'.  I have forgotten just how much fun it is!  My other chores will wait patiently for me while I play.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Rainbow Carrots

Fresh from the garden.  Mulligan soon.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Port Gamble Morning


Our tradition for celebrating Valentine's Day is a trip to Port Gamble.  The town is so small and quaint and charming.  And it makes for a great day trip.

Some colouring while we wait for breakfast to be served.

We *must* bring home a bottle of finn river wine.  I'm thinking pear.

Our Finn noticed the "fsh" right away at the sea museum.

The prerequisite visit to the fabric shop.  Oh, glorious rows of beautiful potential!

Sadly, The Artful Ewe was closed for a fiber arts show.  This was very unfortunate for me since I so enjoyed my visit last year, and I really did need some more yarn...


But we made up for lack of wool with a purchase at the Wish Boutique - a sweet Beatrix Potter floor puzzle for three little girlies.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Baby Doesn't Like...

...rides on the lawnmower with ear protection.

Woo hoo!  Would you look at this?!  I can blog again!  (At least for the moment).  Guess it's time for a new computer.  :)