Thursday, March 31, 2011


We had a family day in the middle of the week. Amira got tubes on Wednesday, so we went to the hospital with her, and stayed with her as she recovered during the day. She was a bit wiped out, and more cuddly than usual, but really she handled herself quite well.

All these photos are so brown! I was hoping to do a color story. But that is springtime in New England. I took a picture of a bud, just to prove spring is arriving, though it is snowing right now...soon enough.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Finished Spring Sweater!

Finished! I free handed this sweater, and for once, it fits Amira. I used her jacket as a is still a little smaller than I originally envisioned, but is super cute, and I used all my yarn, so it will have to do.

I cinched the designed at the elbows, waist, and wrists. So the arms of the sweater are pudgy like the arms of my little girl:)

The colors are supposed to be like dyed Easter eggs. I imagine this cardigan over a light Easter dress. We still need our sweaters in Spring around here.

A picture of Amira in it, before the buttons were added. I will be sure to get more snapshots!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just Girls Weekend

Daddy is away on a conference for the weekend, so it is just Amira and me.
We had no plans at all. I had considered the zoo, but the weather was a little chilly. Then I thought about drawing, and taped down some paper for the two of us.

Amira found the tape the best part. All sorts of the things in the studio are now covered in blue tape. She even taped herself. All of our play in the studio sent me in an unexpected direction as well.

With Amira content occupying herself with painters tape, I decided to do some projects as well. First it was painting a rocking chair we picked up. But then I decided the studio was not using space effectively. So I rearranged the whole space. Put up shelves. Created a drawbridge type structure to store our paper. I hope Adrian likes it when her get home...
A weekend with no plans, short naps, an upset stomach before bed (for Amira), and without my right hand (Adrian), turned out to be surprisingly relaxing and productive . Now I am showered (can't imagine fitting that in before work tomorrow with Adrian gone) with a bowel of popcorn and a little wine, ready for bed.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Do you see this little face...

She is geared up to swoosh through the air.


Pause for a sip of water.

OK-ready to go again!

Swish, swoosh, woosh, what a blurry way to start the week;)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ta-Da Moment!

Our friends are having a baby,

And inspired by a beautiful baby blanket given to me at my shower, I made this blanket.

It took me a while to figure out what to make a baby boy-I live in a land with pink sparkle sneakers.

I came up with this.

And I must say I feel quite accomplished having finished it!

Planning and doing-on to the next project!

Friday, March 4, 2011


I have to chase Amira around the house with a comb in the morning...

But then she come homes from daycare like this! How do they get her to sit for so long? Am I just much slower braiding? Personally, I understand why she runs away when it is time to brush her hair. I remember hair maintenance as a child as torturous. I try my best to be gentle-but maybe I need to lose my hesitancy to gain her confidence. In any case, these braids will hold for a few days.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Weekend Memories

Playing around in the kitchen.

Hooking in the living room.

Napping in Amira's room.

Back to my faster paced week.