Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Miah's Cricket

Miah's wheel came in the mail! It is a Bluebonnet Bumblebee, and she named it Cricket.
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So exciting!
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She grabbed the first bit of fiber handy and spun it up.
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Then she spun the pretty blue batts Larkin made for her birthday.
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This is my most recent yarn, more coils and twists.
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Linking up at Fiber Arts Friday.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We Had a Flood (and other fun stuff)

Hey look!
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We have a river in our back yard!
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And a lake! 
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Last time this happened, I was pregnant and Jeremiah was at work and the basement flooded and I had to clean it up with a wet vac, which hurt my whole large aching body, and there were tornadoes too, so the kids were trying to sleep down there in the flooded basement.  This flood brought all those memories back.  And I was not enjoying that.  But this time Jeremiah was there to clean it up.  So it wasn't very bad at all.  For me.

And the sun came out. 
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The bugs came out.
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Even the boys came out.
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My parents came over and my mom and I spun together. 
My mom's spinning:
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My spinning:
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The unbelievably awesome shawl my mom knit out of her handspun yarn and then gave to me!
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy 11, Miah!

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My sweet, sweet big girl!  She wanted a two layer chocolate cake  with a marshmallowy frosting.  I made white mountain frosting from the Betty Crocker cookbook.  That was my frosting of choice as a kid.  She liked it.  And there was a horse on top.  She's had a crush on horses for probably the last three years.

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Birthdays are so fun to share with friends!

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Summer birthdays mean water fun!

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I finally learned how to make a fishtail braid.  An 11th birthday was the perfect occasion to learn.

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Little bitty sweetness had a good time watching.

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Throw a boy in the mix . . .

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Such great memories!

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Three friends stayed for a sleepover.  Fun times!
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