Sunday, November 24, 2013

Family pictures

Our friend and neighbor Jonathan Chapman took pictures for us again. Here's a peak at them.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Double take

Two babies, same age, same outfit, same changing table. Who's who?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pressed leaf wreath

The leaves just dropped this past week and I have been collecting tons on my walks with Eloise each day.
I love how the leaves cover the sidewalk down the whole block and transition colors as you walk.  

Inspired by the pictures at the top, I made my wreath into a gradient of sorts with mostly maple leaves. I just used the cardboard from a frozen pizza and cut out the middle and then after pressing the leaves for several days, I used craft tacky glue to affix them. The leaves are rather brittle so I don't think this would be something we could put up year after year, but it was easy enough to make I could just do another one next year.

Harriet was thrilled to make her wreath along side me and it was a pretty age appropriate craft for her. She loved using the glue.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Hen to Fox

I started knitting this before Eloise was born and just finished it now. In fact I was knitting this in the hospital while in labor. Multitasking at its finest. I quite like how it turned out!

Goodbye Grandma

At the end of October my grandma (above with baby Harriet in 2010) passed away at the age of 93 after living with dementia for the past few years. She will be remembered as a bleeding heart liberal with a big heart who would help anyone in need. She loved Scandinavian sweets, bowling and was the first person to teach me how to knit. She had a full life and was able to live at home until the end with the help of my aunt. She is finally at peace and for that we are thankful.

Video montage from her memorial here

Friday, November 01, 2013