June 2015

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If you are following along with our Puddles and Ponds home school unit, or just want to enjoy some classic summer time fun, whip up your own batch of homemade bubbles.   Homemade bubble materials: 2/3 cup Dish Soap 1/3 cup Light Corn Syrup 2 cups Water   Directions forRead More →

Happy July! Oh, when I think of summer I can’t help but think of strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, watermelons and an assortment of other tasty fruits. Yum! We eat them right off the bushes, sugared on shortcakes, or swirling in smoothies. It’s not surprising that for our summer appliques, fruitsRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

  ODE TO SPINNING SPIDERS by Kimara Wise There are those that fear the spider, Filling them with dread, But I must sing their praises, For their skills at spinning thread. I could sit for hours With my wheel in front of me, And never spin a silken strand, AsRead More →

Sources for all the photos shared can be found HERE. Putting together these composites has become a new passion of mine. Why share just 1 thing when I can share several… or in this case 20! I didn’t plan on sharing 20 hair accessories. For some reason I usually like toRead More →

I would like to thank everyone for your kind words, warm thoughts and prayers. They truly touched us and helped sustain us during a difficult time. As expected, my father died June 14. Thanks to the wonderful facility he was in and the merciful help from Hospice, he was ableRead More →

As many of you know my father has been battling Alzheimer’s disease for many years. After a stay in the hospital last week, he has returned to his care facility and is now under the care of Hospice. We have been told we will only have him with us forRead More →

THE SNAIL by Kimara Wise You creep throughout my garden, Nibbling as you roam. Your house is on your back, You’re never far from home. I wouldn’t mind you eating, A leaf or two or three. But must you take a bite Out of every one you see?   OurRead More →

Links for all images can be found HERE. Let’s face it… foxes are cute. If they are raiding your chicken coop for a nightly nosh on your poultry you might not be a fan, but you still have to admire their good looks and cunning ways. If I were a wild animal,Read More →

I had been intending to post weekly updates of our garden, but somehow there just doesn’t seem to be enough time and things in the garden change so quickly that the photos always seem so far behind what is actually happening. I also wanted to share a post on settingRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

Several weeks ago I was perusing the internet as I am inclined to do, oohing and aahing over this and that, when I happened upon a scathingly brilliant idea! If you don’t get The Trouble With Angels reference, let’s just say I thought the idea was brilliant! I was over atRead More →

DRAGONFLIES AT PLAY by Kimara Wise When fairies were created, I think it’s safe to say, That someone watch the dragonflies, Joyously at play. They dance among the flowers, The flit among the leaves, Lapping up the dewdrops, Like early morning thieves. Their wings are iridescent, They’re delicate and fine, LikeRead More →

I love summer knitting. Although autumn and winter seem like the more prevalent times for knitting and of course include big chunky fabrics, warm woolen accessories, and elicit images of knitting curled up by the fire, the summer can be just as wondrous to the avid knitter. In the summer weRead More →

Happy June! In the summertime not only do we enjoy watching all the animals romping in the yard, we also love observing all the bugs and creepy crawlers. They are so fascinating! You might ask, “Can you truly appreciate a snail when it’s munching on the leaves in your garden?”Read More →