Monday, October 28, 2013

Finishing up some WIPs

I suppose it should actually be WsIP, no? Anyway, I've vowed to myself (and to our budget) that I would finish up some crafty works-in-progress BEFORE I buy any more yarn or fabric. A noble goal. Well, this weekend, I finished this autumn garland for the mantle. I really like it. It could be a little more lush, but that was all the energy I had to put into it. A Facebook friend of mine commented on one of my photos, "It looks like Pinterest threw up all over your mantle." *nose snort* Yes, yes it does.

Friday, October 25, 2013

I've been knitting...

...and taking some photos of ME! It's been fun. The cowl pattern can be found here and the fingerless mitt pattern here.

Monday, October 21, 2013

More Violin Photos

Oh, my girl. My heart aches with love for her. And admiration. And care. And more and more love. My firstborn baby. How I love her so.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Violin Photos

I realized that in all the other activities that the girls do, they get photos taken. Basketball photos, swim photos, dance photos. Why not violin photos? So I took them myself. More later... :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Simply Amazing

I can't believe how well this girl can play! This is Soni and her teacher during her Book 4 recital. She just blew us all away with her focus, skill, dedication, and musicality. Simply amazing.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


How did it happen that I have a teenager? It happened just like that I tell you.

There's my tiny little babe on the day I brought her home. Still blinking and squinting at me. Are you my mother? Sure am, little one.

There's me, exhausted and overwhelmed, and so very, very much in love. I love my Sonja-girl. I love her so.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Worth It

I spent maybe an hour the other day turning these apples into applesauce, which was devoured by all of us by lunchtime the next day. Totally worth it.

Monday, October 7, 2013


I love this time of year, when the sun is coming up just as we are getting up and ready for the day. What an inspirational way to wake up!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

This State. I Tell You What...

I've had to work the last three weekends, but I can hardly complain when it's in places like this. The last two weekends - Kleffner Ranch near Helena and BBar Ranch near Yellowstone. This weekend - beautiful Flathead Lake. Heaven. Home.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

More from the BBar

Fall was sneaking up there, but Summer was holding her own. A few Autumn colors here and there, a dusting of snow on the mountain peaks, but still a lot of rich, rich green. Gorgeous.