Friday, August 26, 2011

Blog change!

I have combined my crafting and every day life life blogs and you can find me posting over here now

All is grace here

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday! As usual I am joining Ginny over at Small Things for the weekly Yarn Along link up. I am so inspired on has become routine for me to sit down in the afternoon and as I am nursing Hannah Grace I click through all the linkys for the Yarn along while sipping my tea! So fun! And I have become acquainted with so many talented women and so many wonderful "to knit" list just keeps growing!!

And so because of this these adorable booties came off my needles yesterday! Thanks to Ginny herself who hosts this all affair! These were so fast to in the morning and one in the afternoon! Now my whole family wants booties and I think I know what I am making them all for Christmas!! I found a great pattern for big kids and adults here...... now I just need to get some nice chunky wool yarn to get going!!

I also cast on for this sweet dress called the Little Sister Dress. It is going pretty fast now but I had to rip it out twice in the beginning because I lost track of rows. I like this cotton yarn I am using by Rowen called Calm......and the colors are soft and so pretty!! (they look darker in this pic)

I am reading the same book as last week .....preparing for our homeschooling to begin again! Educating the Wholehearted Child is the perfect book to get my mind in gear for the upcoming year!

And I can't help but post this pic of my little one wearing a cute crocheted hat I made for her back in February while I was waiting for her arrival! I can't believe I only just started knitting then and now I am clearly an addict!! I so wish I had knitted for all my other children this way! We went to our county fair and I knew she would need a hat. Then I remembered that I had put a few aside that were bigger and this one fit perfect! Love shopping from things that I have made for her!! And from her look I think she likes it too!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Knitting!!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's time for the yarn along.....

Seems these days the only posts I am making are for the yarn along......well, summer is busy and I guess I'm glad Ginny does this yarn along or I would not be posting at all!!
The puerperium cardy from my last post is done and only needs buttons.....any ideas on places to find cute buttons??

So I've gone back to plugging away at Brians is coming along slowly but surely....I just keep praying that the size will be good. This is my first really big project.....I'm loving the yarn...Ravelry notes here.
I am about to cast on for a new project......I'll share that next week.....acute tunic for Hannah Grace....something to do when I get tired of the endless rounds on Brian's sweater!!
I began rereading my all time favorite homeschooling book.....Educating the Whole Hearted Child by the Clarksons. I love this book and know it will help me focus as we begin our 17th year homeschooling! My 4 year old little guy has me reading this cute little book over and over to Him.....It's the Lords Prayer.  I think he will have it memorized in no time!!
Make your way over to Small Things and join in the Yarn Along!! I have found so many new projects and loads of inspiration from all the creative ladies that link up every week!!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yarn Along

Well I missed 2 weeks of joining in on the yarn along! But I have a good excuse......vacation!! We just got back from sunny.....HOT!!......Florida. My brother had his wedding down there and then we had a condo for a week with my Mom and other brother......just the girls and I went and it was a blast!!
I did get some knitting done and a little bit of reading......tending to the needs of Hannah Grace kept me pretty busy on this vacation!

First here is a pic of the little miss in her shrug that I shared in an earlier yarn she is at the wedding
I also managed to find a lovely little yarn shop and while the girls were parasailing I ventured out and picked up some yummy yarns for more projects on my wish list!!!

Here is my beyond puerperium cardigan that I am working on. One more sleeve and then I will need to find some cute buttons to finish it up. Ravelry notes here. This should fit Hannah Grace this coming winter. My little sweetie is 5 months old's going by way too fast!!

My box of books from Amazon arrived and I started right in on Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. I used to read Kim's blog when we were just becoming a large family and I can't wait to get into her book and get some new ideas on managing this house and tribe of kids!

I am also still plugging away on Brians sweater and I'm almost ready to split for the front and back.......I need to really get going on that one!!

Jump over to Small Things and see what everyone else is up too!! Happy knitting!!



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yarn Along

It's Weds. and that means it's time to join in on the Yarn Along over at Small Things........ I am still working on Brians sweater and from the looks of it will be for some time!! I really like the yarn and the color is a really nice forest green called toad.....I've been knitting more then reading lately.....I'm waiting for a box from amazon with some new books for easy summer reading....can't wait!

I just finished these adorable booties for Hannah Grace! These are the first pair I ever made and I think I'm hooked!! I mean cute are these!! I made them to go with the shrug I knit her!!

I'm so blessed to have a little girl to knit for!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yarn Along

This week I have a few projects to share.....the last few days I have been sitting and rocking a feverish baby, poor Hannah Grace caught something at the doctors when she went for her 4 month check seems to be just a fever so far no sign of anything else.
So as I sit and rock and nurse I am putting the finishing touches on some projects and I began another!!

Here is little Hannah Grace modeling her finished shrug that I shared at last weeks yarn along. I love how it came out and so does she from her smile! I decided to whip up these little Saartje’s bootees to match .....they are going just needs buttons and the other is almost off the needles!! So sweet and cute and they fit perfect!!
My boys have been asking me to read this book over and over this week. It's the 127th Psalm and beautifully illustrated. It's called The Lord Builds the House by Johannah Bluedorn.
I also cast on for a sweater for my hubby!! He has been asking for a heavy sweater for hunting season and I finally felt I was getting good enough to try! I am using the neckdown pullover sweater pattern from knitting pure and simple. I have only been knitting since March and this looked like an easy sweater to start with. I love making the baby items as they go so fast.....this is going to take me some more time and I hope I can stick with it!! I am using knit picks city tweed HW in it!!!! I also picked up some for me in blue blood....I am hoping to make the shalom cardigan soon!!
Well I am heading back to rock my baby....... you can head on over to Small Things to join the yarn along


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yarn Along

It's time to join in with Ginny for the yarn along.....this week I cast on for a baby shrug for Hannah Grace. We are going to be heading to Florida next month for my brothers wedding and I wanted a little sweater for her to wear over her dress. I am using Plymouth Yarn Select Worsted Merino Superwash  in a soft pink tone and I have loved working with this yarn.....I'm also using my new knit picks circular needles....I broke down and got the whole worth it!!! You can find the shrug pattern here.

I've been doing more knitting then reading lately but I did pick up this book I had gotten for my daughter to read. She loves Jane Austen and this author writes in the same manner and it looks like a fun easy read! There are 2 series and this is the first book in the second one....Miss Read~ Village School.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yarn Along and BSJ knit along

It's Weds. again and that means it' time for the knit along over at Small Things.....and today I can share my completed baby surprise jacket!! I love the way this came out and it was sooo fun to make! I used a wonderful organic cotton yarn ....plymouth earth oceanside organic. (my LYS just told me this color is being discontinued). I think the little wood buttons are adorable......this should fit Hannah Grace next winter! I added the cute ruffles to make it more girly......cause we all know Hannah Grace is already such a girly girl!! I just started the matching bonnet with some of the leftover yarn.....another fun project!


I did not capture a photo of my book this week.......still reading The Ministry of Motherhood from last weeks post.  such a good read for all moms!!

Next on the needles is a sweater for Brian......I just ordered the yarn so maybe I can cast on for Fathers Day!!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yarn Along

 Another week has come and gone and I am joining in over at Small Things for the yarn along. I've got a few projects going right now but I thought  I would share this one. You might remember this yarn from a few weeks ago as I began a sweater for Caleb my 4 year old. Well half way through I realized it was coming out too small and so ripped it out and began a different sweater found here. This is a top down sweater and so far has been a very easy knit. And the size is perfect!
I began rereading The ministry of motherhood by Sally Clarkson. I am participating in the book club over at Good Morning Girls. Sally has had weekly videos and the discussion has been encouraging!

Also on my needles is the bonnet for the BSJ. Yes, I finished my just needs buttons! And then I will take a picture of it and share!! The bonnet is coming out cute......I think I will add some Mary Jane booties to match as well! I am going to pick up more yarn to start another was a lot of fun to knit!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

BSJ knit along update

I have been knitting like crazy and have gotten pretty far.......I never would have been able to do this pattern without the help of this knit along found here. I am so thankful for both of these women and the time they are taking to walk us all through this!!
I can finally see what this sweater is going to look like! And I think the size is going to be great for my little Hannah Grace this coming fall!
I still need to put together the other 2 sweaters I made, it's just easier for me to knit and nurse then it is to sew together things.....I will post pics when I finish them!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yarn Along and my baby surprise jacket

 Today I am posting for the Yarn Along and with it an update on my baby surprise jacket. I went to the local yarn shop and picked up this wonderful organic cotton yarn to do the sweater in. I am loving how it feels as I work with it and think it will make a wonderful jacket for Hannah Grace! I have made so much pink for her that I went with this very warm beige color for this project.

I picked up this book last week and have just started it.....hoping it will guide me into a more organized life. I wish just reading it would change things around here but I think it's going to take more than that!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yarn Along

Well, it's been a while but I am still over here and I've been working on project life in bits and pieces.....more recently I've been taking to knitting! And so I am joining in the Yarn Along over at small things so I can share what is on my needles and also what is in my book basket!!

I am currently working on a the playtime hoodie that I found over on I am knitting this one up for Caleb and I am really liking the way it is turning out. I also just found the spud and chloe blog....... I ordered some yarn and will be starting spud the sheep very soon! I would love to get all these cute animals knitted up for Hannah Grace, so she can have them all to play with when she is a little older. It is an adorable book with a cute story in amongst the patterns.

Here is a pic of the sweet Chloe shrug I just finished. Hannah Grace wore this over her Easter dress and it fit perfectly!! This was my first attempt at knitting a sweater and I am really happy with how it turned out! Thanks to Emily (my 17 year old and amazing knitter!) for being there to guide me through it all!!
I will leave you with a little picture of my cutie in her Easter shrug!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Project Life / P 365

I just caught up my Project Life are my latest P 365 pics! I'm really loving this so I hope I can keep up with it!!!