This is actually finished, it turned out well (no pic and I don't know why) it's an embroidery patch that I stitch on my 2 year old's salvaged dress that I made into an apron smock. She butchered it with a pair of scissors.
and maybe this…
This was a girls A-line skirt I snatched from some bag of free clothes someone gave us(when people find out I have 4 girls, they feel compelled to give us garbage bags of girls clothes).My oldest had like 9 skirts already so I cut the zipper out and snipped up the back and viola! The colors and pattern are almost Scandinavian and make me feel like a Swiss bar maid when I wear it.
and just maybe another one of these won't take me six months…
and send out
some more of these little
I am so digging doing book swaps on goodreads.com When I send out my book swap to some book lover in the continental U.S. I decided to include a little home-made bookmark and just a two-lined note. And then wrap it up in an old brown paper bag. I am always in such a hurry, such a hurry, and for the most part I really don't have much of a choice. But then I will stop and decide to do a task that should take like 2 minutes…like slap a label on a postage bag and slide a book in, for instance….and find myself instead, making it a pretty creative 30-minute process. It is nothing special or riviting I am creating, just nice and not laundry or in the kitchen. I think if I did not do that from time to time…I would really crack.
Speaking of summer reading I was
last week for figuring out how to get my
"goodreads" list onto my blog.
take a gander
at the top left
of the page
I am pretty sure
if you click
it takes you
a very cool website:
for book nerds
you to waste
I have 7 girls at my house right now…and a husband who really needs some help wrangling their yanking selves upstairs to watch a movie.
So in closing I hope everyone has a safe, happy, July.
Don't play with fireworks.
But do, occasionally act like a kid, or act maybe like a teenager and go skinny dipping with your husband.
For me, on top of the above mentioned initiatives, I am trying to keep even-keeled.
Fellow Christians know what I mean when I say I have gone from "mountaintop" to "valley" up and downs quite a bit lately.
I long for a simple "summer plains" experience.
I don't ask or even really desire a lot.
I want just some calm.
I want, and maybe its just my literary/ media fueled facade I have in my mind, a home that is not perfect, not fun, or wonderful, all the time by any means, but happy and peaceful, with creativity and old-fashioned fun. I want to be "Marme" and my girls the March girls. Or at least Ma Ingalls, or Olivia Walton.
If anyone of you could be that fly on the wall…our daily life is not exactly the picture that "manyslices" paints it to be.
I really try to be honest here too.
So we are shooting for:
Early mornings hitting the pavement with my running sneaks
Late morning working on that "being still in The Lord" discipline.
Evenings on a lit deck with hubby.
Not too much chaos or yelling in between, peppered with creativity and good reading.
Is that so much to ask?