Friday, January 27, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

a quilt and a question

Gosh this picture is blurry but you get the idea - quilt top finished and ready for quilting. The geometry is a good exercise for me, it pulls me in and makes me practice precision, not an easy thing for me.

Marion turns eleven this week and has asked for a pair of Dr. Marten boots (purple no less) - I am umming and arrring - don't know why exactly. Are Dr.M too old for a tween?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Maybe because it's the new year

 maybe it is because all of this is over,
 Including the much anticipated jokes hidden inside the crackers,
Maybe it's because it's January and there's not bit of snow about.

Whatever the reason,  he came home yesterday with his first big chapter book and read.... and read...... and read and he was so happy because it was the first day he really knew he could read. Just like that, another mile stone crossed off.