I still don't have my computer fixed. I've been working on my Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket.
I've been working on a knitted monkey the past few days. It's alot of work putting all those tiny pieces together! When I complete mine and my computer is back online I'll post my own photos.
You can find this pattern by Barbara Prime here.
We found this gift for my daughter at the local Flea Market this week. Vintage...beautiful condition! The owner was the seller and he knew all about the machine which was nice. E loves anything vintage. Why don't they make machines like this anymore? Everything is plastic. This is a piece of artwork!
The first day of Spring! Spring always brings with it mixed emotions for me. On the one hand we've made it through another long winter of little light and loads of wood for the woodstove. On the other hand it's time for spring planning, planting and projects. We usually get wrapped up in the garden and find little time for the other outdoor projects that need doing. I proposed the idea of skipping the garden this year. Of course I don't really mean that...in fact I want to expand the garden! This year we need a new roof and to paint the house. How are we going to fit it in? Other things we'd like to do is put a room on the office for a sawdust toilet, build a pantry, create a root cellar, close in the stage space and clean up. Each year brings more things we want to finish and it seems that time moves faster. I know that time is relative and how I perceive it is all a matter of my state of mind. This year it feels like our plates are already full. So, while I'm excited that spring is here I am also somewhat apprehensive about it....and then there is the idea of having chickens again.
Seeds & Stella Natura
Wildfood for Every Table compiled by Tina Sams is a great little book. The book came out of all the great contributions to The Essential Herbalist...a small herbalist magazine. Here is a recipe from that booklet. (Please consult a field guide or an experienced herbalist when working with herbs).