Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I've Heard a Peep

Spring has definitely arrived at Harvest Lane Cottage. Not only do we have flowers coming up everywhere,

we also have the sweet little peeps of baby chicks filling our back porch room. We have 6 little Buff Orpington, Three Rhode Island Red, and One Barred Rock Hen. Why the mix? Because each of my three younger children bought the ones they wanted. My only stipulations were that they buy pullets and take care of them.

Hopefully, they'll all be hens. If not, I guess they'll be supper. Either way, they'll be food. I try to teach the children that farm animals are for food; but, we give them the best life we can while they're here by caring for them well.
Happy Sunday!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I Absolutely Loved This Kitchener's Stitch Tutorial from Knit Picks!

Last night I sat down in front of my computer to "knit off, purl through, purl off, knit through" while I watched Miss Kelley and followed her every move.

I couldn't believe it. You cannot even see where I joined my stitches together!

Wow. I've got to learn how to put photos on this computer so that I can share what I've done.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Such Quiet...

Yes, the children have been away with friends. For a time last night, all four of our little birds were out of the nest! As they get older, I know they'll spend more time away; but, it sure felt strange to tuck just one little birdy in her little bed last night.

New Knitting Tutorial Links

I've added a new tutorial to my list in the sidebar. It's great for new knitters. It's for simple garter stitch fingerless gloves. Take a look it and the other links for tutorials. It's never too early to start those Christmas gifts! I've already made a pair for my mother-in-law to match the hat I made for her from the tutorial at Knit Picks.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Super Rummage finds today!

Super rummage sale finds today!

Pampered Chef stoneware bread pan

New Quest Study Bible NIV

New jeans for my 10 yo son, Michael

Pretty green hoody for my 12 yo daughter, Emily

Pooh poster for my 8 yo daughter, Amy

ball caps for Emily and Lowell,

Chapter books for Amy

Fiskars rotary cutter

Fiskars rotary cutting mat

coloring book for Amy

8 foot kite new in package for a gift

t-shirts for Amy and Michael

and 2 cappuccinos from the convenience store for hubby and I,

all for less than $15!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


The Good Old Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

It's the:

let's picnic at the park today

Dad won't be home for dinner

I don't feel like cooking

best with a tall cold glass of milk

can I have a snack

let's eat quick

childhood favorite that we never really outgrow!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Young Man of my Dreams, my Thoughts, and my Prayers

Matthew's been out of the nest for three full weeks now. I think of him so much and pray for him so much. I had a good phone conversation with him a couple of nights ago and HE CALLED ME! Hurrah!

He's adjusting well to school. I think he likes the challenge, though he hasn't said so. He is busy busy busy now. That's a good thing for a nineteen year old.
Now if Momma can just adjust!