Monday, April 30, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
My husband and I had bought a stunt kite shortly before we were married. My husband was quite skilled at flying it, but I was...well...I was quite skilled at creating spectacular kite crashes. Sadly after a few too many violent encounters with terra firma our kite broke and was never replaced. My husband has often lamented the loss of our stunt kite and so when I spotted this one--well I knew I had to buy it for him!
So we all had quite a bit of fun today. I watched my husband fly the kite (I'd like this kite to last a little longer than the first so I have decided not to fly it), Pookie chased sea gulls and played with shells, and Fig ate sand (I tried to stop her but she's sneaky and fast!) Oh what a glorious day and to think it's supposed to snow tomorrow! *sigh*
Oh, I also enjoyed reading this article today about the concert violinist in the D.C. metro. Something worth reading and thinking about perhaps...
Monday, April 09, 2007
How about a picture of the very first bird I made? (and please don't laugh!) Yes, that was the very first bird. I wanted to be sure my pattern worked so I grabbed some cheap felt, sewed quickly, and tah dah! awkward-looking-homely-green-bird!
My second attempt, this time using "real" fabric, looks somewhat better.
Not perfect, but I really love this little fellow all the same. He proudly displays my first ever attempt at bird legs. They're big, crooked, gangly...I had no idea that legs were going to be so hard!
And now look...
...from ugly green bird to this pretty little flock! Amazing how much they've changed, isn't it?
And now back to my spring birds!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I was looking for the meringue powder and saw these cookie cutters. They are so tiny and so cute--I just couldn't pass them by!
And today we...
watched all the snow falling down. (You can't see the snow in the picture, but trust me it's there!) I know it's only April...and it is New England...but still...snow?! We want Spring back!
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I knew Fig was too little to help cook, but I thought Pookie might be old enough to give it a try. I handed her a cookie cutter and showed her how it worked.
But cutting out cookies wasn't really Pookie's thing. The dough was far more fascinating than the cookie cutter could ever be. You see, Pookie thought the dough was "bugger" (Pookie speak for butter, her favorite food) and all she wanted to do was try and eat handfuls of it.
There was raw egg in the dough, not really something Pookie should eat, so I sent Pookie off to play and cut the cookies out myself.
Chicks, flowers, and eggs--the perfect Easter cookie shapes.Then we whipped up icing. I colored the icing a bright yellow for the chicks, showed Pookie how to ice a cookie, and told her to try a bite. "Bleh!" Pookie said and immediatley downed a glass of water. "It's not bleh" I informed her as I took a large bite. But oh was I wrong about that! It was worse than bleh!
...so tomorrow we will ice cookies, but first we will go out and buy some meringue powder for a new batch of icing. Apparently cream of tartar is not the same thing as meringue powder. Yes, I think tomorrow's icing might taste just a tad bit better if we change that one little thing...