Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring is here!

By Becca

Finally! After weeks and weeks of snow and cold temperatures the sun has come out and melted it all away, well most of it.  Some of that melted snow has found it's way into our basement, oh dear.

Here are few more signs of spring we have seen.

Saturday saw the death of our snow-Dalek

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sewing Room Redecorated

By Becca

We had a dysfunctional little sewing room, actually it was more of a closet.  It was dark and cramped with a funny slanted ceiling where anyone over four feet couldn't stand up straight.   A big gapping hole gave us access to one of our upstairs crawlspaces.   A large unused cement chimney took up needed space, and the look was completed with wood-paneling on every finished wall.

When Beth and I were younger, we used it for a playroom, though it was so small I'm not sure what we did in there…              

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Snow Showers

 If April showers bring May flowers, what do April snow showers bring? Last week was beautiful, the snow was almost gone from our yard, the temperatures were up in the 40's, and it was really starting to feel like spring! But then it struck… A snow storm! On and off since Tuesday it has been snowing big, fluffy flakes that just keep piling up. Will spring ever get here?
   The snow reminded me of a poem I had written when I was about 11 or 12, and sent to my pen-pal. It went something like this.

 (Belated) April Fool's
By Beth
   In April?
You must be crazy!
Is there something in your eyes that makes them hazy?
Is that snow that I see?
Or is there something wrong with me!

We have so much snow in our yard, and it's the kind that's perfect for building stuff with, nice and packy. Becca and I decided to make something today, but we didn't want to make an ordinary snowman, so we made a snow-Dalek!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Molasses Cookies

By Bethany

 On a whim this week, I made a batch of molasses cookies.  These aren't a kind we make very often, but in the absence of chocolate chips, we had to see what else we had in the cupboard to make cookies with.   

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


By Becca

Embroidery is a rather new thing for me.  I had never really been interested in it. I had always thought it was pretty, and the comical little animals embroidered on the corners of the dishtowels at church where darling,  but I decided it wasn't for me.  You had to have patience, a careful hand, and frankly I thought it was boring. I was wrong.
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