Way too many good pictures to share in June so sit back and enjoy reliving some of our summer during the January chill. You can read June’s original post HERE.
Archive | January 2016
Just a Look at June
From May right into busy June… our anniversary, my birthday, Father’s day, VBS and an extended cousins visit from Florida… oh and schooling and the first day of summer. If anything June is NEVER boring for this family.
We slipped some school in around the cousins, but for the most part this was a true summer break for the kids and school.
You never knew WHO was going to come to class… a princess, a batgirl… ever changing.
We pulled out the pool and dusted off the playset. With the cousins around there was lots to do around the house.
The boys were quick to settle down around the computers in the sub basement room.
Echo and I took advantage of the break from school and enjoyed the sun and quiet in the sunroom until the high point of the day when it was simply too warm to do so!
We managed to see our friends play soccer…
Got to craft at a special Target event…
With the highlight of the cousin visit being a family trip to Mall of America for food AND rides in the amusement park! Thanks Nana and Baba!
Ken and I even snuck away to watch our god son (Anthony) play soccer.
With Aidan benched due to a bad concussion before school was out we made quite a few visits to their house for somewhat quiet, relaxed play.
And somehow managed to sneak in a week of VBS with the church that runs the day care that Schwartz kids go to.
We even had Aidan over for a sleepover.
The kids were enrolled in summer courses at the YMCA thanks to Nana and Baba. Zander took run club, Emanuel a cooking class, and Gavin and Trinity were in archery while miss Echo loved the daycare time.
Add to that the fun of preparing for an October wedding with my high school besty Shandai and I have to say… the most unusual month EVER! At least for this year.
We fit in a second visit to the beach with the Schwartz boys and I even had a full sighting of the elusive “other cat” as Echo has termed her, while crafting with Renee.
And as the photos prove – I was never far from a crafting project. Sunshine and fresh air go best with crochet. I swear it!
There was a whole lot more to see… so be sure to follow on to the overflow post for the rest! Thank you for reminiscing with me, it was quite a month!
Another Week of Crafting Progress
If nothing else this larger blanket project has reintroduced the concept of being accountable for progress. And I have to admit, I rather enjoy the challenge. I meant to measure my stripes and my rainbows but time, life and all that fun stuff simply got in the way. So instead I gave it up and just made sure I had moments of relaxation all centered around this special project.
On top of the blanket I also dove in with the cotton sent by the same dear friend to make washcloths, facecloths and hot pads. In fact, I have a nice collection from the month of January now… I will, of course, share the links. I a especially fond of the vintage style hot pad from Amy Polcyn HERE. I made sure to make one slightly bigger than the other for larger dishes.
I also tried the Big Girl Pot Holder/Hot Pad by Laurie Laliberte HERE. It was a bit unusual in its final incarnation but I do like how thick it is.
Elizabeth Ann White has a rather nice leaf washcloth/hot pad… I made it with a single strand and I think it could double as a small container hot pad HERE. Sorry, no picture. I will work on that.
My favourite has to be one that my cousin Veronika linked me from Adventures of a DIY Mom HERE.
For dishcloths I did a stack of a nice simple pattern from Little Monkeys Crochet HERE.
And for variety for washcloths did up one set from Crochetspot.com HERE.
I also made a nice set varying the colours from Miss Abigail’s Hope Chest HERE. I figured they were too pretty for dishcloths but about perfect for facecloths.
SO on top of random projects I made some good progress all round. I hope these links are helpful!