Tuesday, August 21, 2012


It was a big day today!

We talked about homeschooling for so long but decided to give kindergarten a try this year. She was totally and completely excited- but Mark and I stuck around the playground about 2 minutes too long and she came running back with tears. I'm hoping tomorrow will go smoother!

See the shiner? Yeah- Ng ran into her doorknob last night. Poor girl inherited my grace...

This house has been awesome lately. Our lives have been shaping into the form I've always wanted. A couple of weekends ago we stopped on the side of the road and picked some elderberries which became the tastiest and most fragrant jelly of all time! Ng is an expert elderberry 'stripper'- she de-stemmed like a dervish, if dervishes do that sort of thing.

We got to try a few eggs from our much loved community chickens. I love those little beasts. I feel at peace when we go peek at them. I can't wait to have our own flock, however tiny it may be. The eggs were so rich and almost buttery or creamy or just damn good. I can't describe it, but if you have tried free range eggs you know what I mean.

The flowers totally photobombed the eggs. I've been covering my house with cut blooms this week. I've never been one to want flowers (to Mark's relief!) but a few splashes of color have really been inspiring and welcome lately! I can't get enough neon orange. Unless it is traffic cones. That's a different story!

Anyway- the days are more free and the dyeing will start up tomorrow! I've got lots of colorways and themes dreamed up (NEON ORANGE?) so I have a ton of work to do. And I will whistle whilst doing it!

or just listen to Pandora.

cause you know I can't whistle.

or maybe you don't know.

but now you do!


  1. That's awesome! Our chickens just paid their first egg today... Not sure who laid it, so for now they all get the credit, lol! So excited to have fresh chicken eggs again! And super excited to see all the wonderful colorways you'll create!

    1. Ok, typo correction... They LAID the egg, not paid, lol!