Friday, January 8, 2010

hello friends!

What started out as a small blogging break,
quickly turned into a looooooooong holiday/crafty/lazy hiatus!
I've missed you!!!

Here's a little peek at my biggest distraction...

Yes, it's a sweater! {My first sweater, FYI.} AND, it was knit on size 4 needles. I can't even begin to explain how much time I've obsessively devoted this project. {It's my biggest excuse for not blogging.}

Anyway, the children are back at school this week. {It's been so busy, I've barely taken any pictures!} Busy AND cold. Today is warmer, but below zero weather kept us cooped up inside for most of the week.

Since we couldn't go outside to play in the fresh snow, we brought the snow inside!

I'd seen this on other blogs, and had always thought,
Bringing tubs of snow inside is cute and all, but it's not for us tough Montanans.
If real Montana kids want to play in the snow, they get bundled up and go OUTSIDE!

Anyway, playing with snow inside turned out to be a HUGE hit!

In hindsight, I should have filled bigger tubs,
but I had no idea that EVERYONE would want to get in on the action!

As a solution, the children ended up scooping the snow

onto their own trays.

Overall, it was a delightfully wet and wild experience.
{Thankfully, most of the kids chipped in on the mop-up!}

Happy Friday, everyone!
Enjoy your weekend! Here's where I'll be! :)


  1. We all need to take a break from the computer here and there - I did as well. Love the sweater - wow - what an undertaking for your first one! It's beautiful! And I need to bring some snow inside to mix things up around here a bit...we've got plenty outside too in Maine, but the 1 year old doesn't last too long outside in the 18 degree weather at the moment! Glad to see you back here...

  2. Wowy Wow Wow! That sweater is gorgeous! How are you going to top that with your next project?

  3. Ooooh! That sweater is gorgeous! You totally needed a break to create that masterpiece- well done (and welcome back!) :)

  4. Beautiful sweater :-) I wish I could do something like that. Snow activity looks great and fun.

  5. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog and great ideas you share!

    I gave you an award today on my blog, so come over and take a look!

  6. I've missed your posts! Even though I completely understand the need for the break...:)
    Great to have you back!
    And what a beautiful sweater!!!

  7. Hi Anne! Just wanted to let you know I have an award for you on my blog! Check it out!

  8. It's great to "see" you back.

    What a fantastic way to kick off the year - a new, gorgeous sweater made by you.

  9. No snow down here in TX, but today my 4 yr old friends explored with shaving cream and ice cubes in a big tub. Fun! Enjoy your snow!

  10. It seems to be award season around here so I've left you an award on my blog :)

  11. Great sweater! Would you mind posting the pattern name/where to find it?

  12. Hi, I'm supposed to let you know that I have an award for you on my blog. :)

  13. Im impressed! Go sweater gal! Ive been contemplating doing some more crafty stuff - not done anything since Oppsie dolly. You might just be my sewing/knitting muse. (:


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