we’ve been keeping pretty busy around here.
since we are down to seven chickens, i decided they could live inside the coop for awhile and our yard (and deck) could finally be free of chicken poop. it will also keep them safe from our ferocious killer golden retriever. i take a big bowl of scraps out to them everyday and it makes lucy completely crazy that she can’t get to it. as an added bonus, i’ve noticed some perennials are started to grow successfully (and not be trampled and/or eaten).
i still haven’t had a ton of time to sew, but i have been slowly cutting squares for some patchwork quilts for a friend’s kiddos. she’s got three girls. and finds out soon if her fourth will also be a girl. here’s the four stacks. we’ll see if i need to make all four. 🙂
hazel. oh hazel. she takes terrible naps. and hates being in a bouncy chair or reclined. we borrowed an exersaucer from my friend jessica and it’s been super helpful. she desperately wants to be mobile.
i scored all of this fabric in an instagram trade. another quilter was looking for some fabric that i happened to have and didn’t really know what in the world i would ever use it for. she asked if i had anything i was looking for. i said i would love just a few tiny scraps of heather ross fabrics and boy did she deliver!!
playing board games with anna is always interesting. she’s got such a wild imagination that we almost never play by the rules. or finish. she just starts pretending some sort of story and ignoring me. in this game, lego ariel was dismembered and placed in the licorice lagoon.
isaac seriously loves hazel. it is the sweetest thing i’ve ever seen. and she loves him. when she hears him, she cranes her head around trying to find him and gives him the biggest smiles. he always wants to hold her and feed her and when she gets fussy, he moves her to a new baby contraption.
i have had my eye on the wee wander fabric bundle. it’s impossible to find a fat quarter bundle of it, so i found a friend to split a half yard bundle and finally pulled the trigger. i’m going to make matching quilts for anna and hazel. someday. (side note: i’m a little frustrated because one of the prints was missing and i’ve emailed the shop, but they haven’t responded.) also. this picture doesn’t do the fabric justice. it’s got some big prints with horses and lightning bugs and children frollicking. i can’t wait.
so. we have been reading charlie and the chocolate factory for the last few days. i was reading it to isaac and anna and we were about halfway done. then, isaac took it to bed one night. he came down at 10pm and announced he’d finished it. so, firstly, i had to quickly figure out our next book. and secondly, he demanded to see the movie. so, last night, we rented the johnny depp version (it’s more true to the book). they loved it. now he wants to watch the gene wilder version. i’ll probably have to oblige.
that’s all for now. thanks for reading!