Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Preview of RISD sale



These are some samples of items I will be selling at the RISD Student & Alumni Fall sale. It has been a while since I have been to one of these, but it should be fun. There is always nice work to see. And it runs rain or shine!

Sweet 16



We took a trip to Rhode Island to celebrate Adrian's niece's 16th birthday. It was a small family party, with a larger one planned in the future. I can't even remember my 16th birthday! I know I didn't do a big party, but I can't believe I can't remember what I did at all! I seems like such a crucial age at the time, the ability to get a license and drive-freedom. But once I was sixteen, it took me a year to finally get a license. We probably just had a small family party-and cake at school. For our niece, we all just spent some time outside on a nice September day, and a neighbor friend brought her horse by for the kids to ride.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sick Week

So earlier this week I mentioned that Amira was having trouble sleeping. We thought this was just from teething, but then her little eyes became red and puffy, and she was sent home from school. I brought her to the doctor, though I thought her red eyes were just from her stuffy nose. Which they were, but all of this congestion caused a double ear infection!
She got her first prescription of amoxicillin, which I was very nervous about giving her since I am allergic. I picked up some benedryl to be ready just in case. But she is not allergic as it turns out & is feeling much better.
I on the other hand have had a light cold drag on and on and on. And for the third or fourth evening I am having coughing fits on top of a sore throat. Very unpleasant.
But if Amira can still run around and have fun with two ear infections, I can surely push on. Though I did stay home from work yesterday (but infecting my co-workers with something potentially contagious is unacceptable.) I finished up a few baby blankets. And as you can see, I am burying Adrian with yarn. Poor Adrian, he is stuck taking care of the both of us right now! Maybe tomorrow I will wake up and be like new and pack up his lunch for once:)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blue Sky

I am working on finishing up some projects as I am participating in the RISD student and alumni sale in October, which I haven't done since I was a student. And the blue sky and crisp leaves are reminding me daily, October is right around the corner.

I will be selling baby blankets, some baby hats and clothes, and a variety of pillows.
I have a lot of finishing to take care of.

I have only been making baby items since I had a baby, so they are still more intimidating for me. Pillows on the other hand I make all the time. Pillows can be little canvases. I am feeling the same way towards blankets-however, pillows are smaller and therefore a little easier to accomplish.

And smaller projects are more suitable to me these days as no day is predictable.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Color Story: A day with Amira

We are walking a little earlier than usual this Tuesday.
White:

Amira has been having difficulty sleeping through the night lately, just when I got used to a full night of sleep again.
Pink:

And with the sun rising a little later, it feels even earlier when we leave the house.
Red:

Though on this walk, she conked out almost immediately...
Orange:

Which gives me hope that she is not waking up because she is done sleeping.
Yellow:

I saw a new tooth breaking through today-so maybe the worst is over and she will sleep tonight.
Green:

But despite her discomfort, she is still full of energy to explore.
Blue:

We walked some of our street without the stroller. Of course she wants to go in every driveway, touch every parked car, climb every stair, pull on every fence, and sit on whatever grass she can find!
Purple:

We walked to the park. I haven't been to the park in a while, so quick the time flies. She goes to the park at school, and I know she can climb-as she comes home with the bumps. But today was the first time I really saw her at it.
Brown:

I was being ridiculous, climbing through the jungle gym after her, hoping my hips didn't become suddenly wedged in the process. I held her hands to slow her ride down the smallest slide, only to later see her take her own precautions-going down feet first on her belly.
Black:

She copied some bigger girls putting mulch on a see-saw-and now that is how that ride works. A home for mulch:) I wish I saw more of this everyday!
Gray:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Apple Picking




I can hardly believe it is Friday already. I remember my grandma commenting on how fast the time flies, but I am not her age yet, and it is disappearing! We were in upstate NY over the weekend and went apple picking with my mom-a impulsive act resulting from a craving of cider donuts. Once we were back in Boston, I was sick, Adrian was sick, work is busy, and now the week is over! But it is nice on a Friday evening to remember how sweet the week began:)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Color Story: Waterford

Went home this past weekend and walked Amira around the streets I used to play on.
White:

Labor Day marks the end of summer, mostly because schools starts right after the holiday. I spent so many years waiting for the bus in the same spot, when I walk on that street I can't help but think of those times.
Pink:

Where did I stand? Who did I talk to? Who did I sit with on the bus?
Red:

The years my mom waited with us, and met us upon return.
Orange:

And when we went to the bus stop on our own.
Yellow:

I remember the boys playing football. I remember throwing a tennis ball against someones brick garage, I remember when someone put salt on a slug, I remember when I started showering in the morning and my hair freezing in the cold.
Green:

I remember the day we were all waiting for the bus and it never came. The person living in the house by the stop came out and told us school was canceled.
Blue:

I remember running up the alley to catch the bus.
Purple:

When we missed the bus, we had to finagle a ride from whose ever parents had not left for work yet.
Brown:

When I was older, I walked from the school home a few times. A way to spend some extra time with friends.
Black:

So this time of year, the smell of the wind can bring those moments back.
Gray:

And I know from this feeling, fall is here.