Sunday, July 24, 2011

Same Game, New Name

Prince:  Go outside please with seesters?

Queen:  What are you going to play outside with your sisters?

Prince:  Play neener-neener*, Mama.

*the seesters were playing tag {grin}

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dear Void,

Seriously, Void, seriously?  

You know I get a very limited time alone during the Royals' waking hours.  So why then, oh Void, do they have to start in on some nonsense right when I sneak away for some much needed alone time?  It's one thing when my alone time is on the computer or knitting, but when their nonsense interrupts my five minutes in the throne room?!?  

C'mon, five minutes of peace, it's not too much to ask for, is it?

Wait, don't answer.


The Queen

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Overheard at the Store

Princess #3:  Mama, I really want that Barbie car. 
Queen's side note:  It was one of those battery operated, kid-sized Barbie cars!

Queen:  It's $250, sweetie, Mama doesn't have $250 to spend on that.

Princess #3:  Well, you could save up for it Mama.
Queen's side note:  Doncha just love it when your own words come back to roost?

King:  Do you really think that if Mama had $250 to spend, she would spend it on a Barbie car for you?

Princess #2:  NO WAY! She would spend it on yarn!!
Queen's side note:  What can I say?  They know me well!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Knit A Week

My sister just sent me a picture of my niece in her
welcome baby knitwear and I had to
share because she is such a little doll!

Patterns:  Sourball Bonnet by: Larissa Brown (Rav. link)
Lillie Baby Cardigan by: Laura Edwards (Rav. link)
Both patterns are fab freebies!

Yarn:  Jill Draper's Hudson in the Dainty Bess colorway.
Buttons are from a wonderful maker of fabric-covered
creations.  I love her buttons!!

Verdict:  I could not ask for sweeter, quicker, more
fabulous projects than these two.  Jill's amazing, soft, squishy 
Hudson yarn paired with my sweet niece. . . scrumptious!
Both the hat and the cardy were made with just one skein 
of yarn and a wee bit of some left over 
Hudson from a different project.
Love, love, love!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Happiness Is . . .

. . . not generally insomnia.  However, last night, I was grateful to be awake in the wee hours so I was able to hear the coyote conversation that was taking place.  I love the mournfulness of their cries.  So haunting and beautiful.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I seem to have a lot of weird associations.  Most of them stemming from a certain food that holds a sweet memory. Hmmm, Sweet and Sour Chicken from Leeann Chin's comes to mind.  (The King will know what I'm talking about . . .) {grin}

Today I realized another.  While making strawberry freezer jam, I was overcome by the urge to make biscuits.  I blame my Mom.  Whenever my Mom made jam when I was kid, which was basically all summer long, she usually made the real deal--cooked jam., and one of the steps to making cooked jam is to skim the foam off the top.

She would ladle it into one of her peach lustre Fire King bowls and add to it from each of the batches she made that day.  Then for dinner she would make a big batch of baking powder biscuits and we could slather the fresh foamy goodness on and enjoy.

So tonight in honor of my Mom I will make a big batch of baking powder biscuits to go with my freshly made jam.  It won't be foamy, but I won't be hot and sweaty from stirring jam over the stove either.  Sounds like a win-win to me!