Monday, August 29, 2011

Growing dark

Watched the waves throw darkly over one another in the dusk. Boats pulling their moorings in the cove. Pines on the island faded like dark giants. My body stanchion in the wind.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On a boat, when we were young

& the fire we built that night
On the island we finally made it too
Through the murky pea soup sea
& we sat by the waves & sang songs
Listened to the fireworks &
Watched the clouds change colors till they stopped
& we found our way through the rocks, back home

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mama-Made Dress

I don't exactly know how I have pulled things off lately, but things have been being made; buttons have been replaced, stitches knitted, patchwork done, embroidery almost finished. I thank this New England air.
One thing completed lately was this dress. It came together fairly easy. Elastic is placed around the neck which adds a nice gathered look there. Short sleeves that ate belled. With matching bloomers (not pictured) she even likes it. One of the reasons I enjoy having a girl child, oh the things I can make! And she'll actually wear, at least for now, anyway.

Monday, August 22, 2011

the view down below

Lady O truly enjoys the box of Crayolas. Even her Baby was invited.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Building our communal table

Last week was a bit stressful for the kids with the move & all, so I thought this week we would do some fun activities. First up, make some personalized napkins. I had the kids pick out their fabric (& the Adults too!) and I cut out a paper template about 14"x14". We used the template on the fabric & the kids cut around it. They ironed and together they each helped with the sewing. & viola clean faces!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Relish, laugh, reinervate

These are two moments from our very eventful week. Laughing & reconnecting with old friends & visiting places that make my soul shine.
Looking forward to a weekend filled with love, laughter & sharing!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Going, going, gone

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Had me a blast.....

Last few days have included:: saying goodbye to good family & friends; eating ice cream; playing scramble to the top of the stairs; in no particular order, of course. On to our next adventure!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011


Showing off some of Milo's handy work. This was a gift for a friend's birthday. It was his idea, a little help from me on the design, than his execution. He is getting real good on the sewing machine. I am excited to see what else he comes up with.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Fort Mifflin

We took a drive down by the river on Saturday, looking to explore Fort Mifflin. I am glad we did, it was a treat.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a moat surrounding the fort. It's ancient bunkers situated above the green crusted pond. Located next to the airport the planes flew low over the fort every few minutes.
Fort Mifflin was created during the Revolutionary War which makes it's brick caves quite ancient in American standards. The dark earth in contrast with the bright sunny day, left me feeling intrigued with the place. I caught snippets of hauntings told by a dressed in period clothing tour guide, who later did a weapons demonstration, when she fired a musket.
There was a feeling of just keeping it together there, from the staff and volunteers. Nothing was maned, you wander freely about. Most of the displays are rigged up, with an unfinished feel. & the groundskeeper mumbled to himself while I sat with the baby in the shade of a porch.
What I most enjoyed, was that you were free to explore, sit and enjoy the place. And we did, very much.