Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Catching up!

I have neglected this blog for almost a month now. Things have been hectic and I have been finding that my girls need a lot more attention than I was giving them previously, so I have only been spending a minimal amount of time online.  Anyway, we have been doing a lot.

Business first! Right now I am working on a coop.  The whole order isn't in yet, but it is looking like it will  be a few less than 100 trainers!  I offered some of my cutest, most favorite prints this time around and they have been a joy to sew. So far I have about 25 done.  Here are some of the prints I am offering.

While I stay up late sewing, my best friend is:

I have been wanting to sew nightgowns for my girls for so long and the other night I finally made one. It was a spur of the moment thing, so I just made up a pattern as I went.  I don't really sew clothing much, so it isn't perfect, but it will do. This particular one is for Jocelyn and now she knows what zebras are!  I plan to make a few for each of my girls.

I haven't been knitting too much, but I have this handspun project almost done. Here is a little peek at it. I will post more pics after it is blocked.

My newest crafting love is spinning! Right now I am spinning up some superwash merino wool that was dyed by Family Pendragon.  It is beautiful fiber and perfect for a spring project, though I am not sure what it is going to be yet!

I have planted my very first garden this year. I started it during the winter since it doesn't freeze here.  I have planted a pomegranate tree, zucchini and yellow zucchini, bell peppers, cucumbers, beets, snow peas, beans, butternut squash, green onions, carrots, and tomatoes along with some herbs.   Everything seems to be doing very well and I have already had some tomatoes, beets and carrots!

I have been doing my best to work out faithfully, but it seems that sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day!  I love to run, but it is starting to get a little hot for me, so I have started doing Jillian's Yoga Meltdown video (an AWESOME workout) along with my weightlifting routine.  I am very thankful that my husband and I decided to make our great room a home gym otherwise I don't know how I would ever work out with the little ones.

As much as I have been working and trying to be as productive as possible, I love to go outside with the girls to play with our lovable doggies and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Whew! That was a long post! I am going to try to keep up a little better from now on!