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Karen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ha! I can't imagine what she must look like today. More beautiful in memory I imagine.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The first snow at Sheepish
Thank you! We are in that sweet spot where it is cold enough to snow, but really not that cold outside yet. xo
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The first snow at Sheepish
It is such a joyful reminder that kids are still kids. Subject to fits of outdoor play with the addition of snow. And adults too. xo
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The first snow at Sheepish
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It's Monday. It is raining. And I am holding onto that weekend-y feeling with both hands. There is much on my plate in the days to come. All good stuff - baking, sewing, planning - the things that keep me in the moment. But I have to admit that there... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sheepish
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This was the week of the first snow. And while there are many things I love about the first snow, perhaps my favorite is the sudden appearance of snowmen in yards. At this time in history there is much focus on how much kids aren't doing....mostly involving time spent outdoors.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheepish
Thanks so much. We all had a wonderful time celebrating this wonderful girl. HOpe things are well with you.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2014 on Nine at Sheepish
I know - I spent all of yesterday saying that number out loud...it is so crazy that we are nine years down this road! Miss you Ab. xo
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2014 on Nine at Sheepish
It was a happy day, thank-you. And still is. I am not sure where we would all be without her!
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2014 on Nine at Sheepish
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On a day much like this, nine years ago, we welcomed Hazel into the world. It was the first snow of the season. It was a long and hard delivery. And we were at home. Being welcomed into a home with somewhat older sisters meant that Hazel slept best when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Sheepish
Awesome story! And what a handsome cat Meowy is. I always wonder about the logistics of having a cat and chickens - this makes me hopeful. Have a great day.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on the guard cat at homespun life
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As we get ready to say goodbye to 8 and celebrate 9, this scene is the sign of a young one in transition. A very important rite of passage has begun - the right to choose one's radio station. And still draw fairies and their places of employment. (Holly's Mendings... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Sheepish
It is hard for me to convey how seeing this display made me feel. I just know that it is important for me to never forget. And I am completely in agreement with you. Knitting in peace. xo
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on Minding my k's and p's at Sheepish
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The reality of knitting these days makes it easy to forget that once upon a time, not so long ago, the craft was relied upon for day to day living. A utilitarian endeavour with the most basic of supplies, made beautiful merely by the gesture itself - being mindful of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Sheepish
So true isn't it? Thanks for stopping by. Have a good evening.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2014 on Holding back the tailspin at Sheepish
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Seems that another busy one lies in wait. In an attempt to rail against letting it get the better of me I am keeping reminders of the weekend- that -was close by. Remembering that there was time for cozying up on the couch to read the new family favorite Little... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Sheepish
Thanks so much! They do make me smile. Happy Sunday to you.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2014 on Circumnavigating at Sheepish
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Here we are, feet in November. From this point on it is just one slippery slope to December....and all the fun that month brings. Much of my world looks something like this. Any one who lives out of doors has made a hasty retreat into the underground world. The trees... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Sheepish
Wonderful costumes! Nice work. We enjoy one who still travels out with Papa....and two that are now staying home and handing out the candy....what the? Happy weekend.
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2014 on on an adventure! at homespun life
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Nothing like a slow moving creek to make one do just that. Happy weekend all! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Sheepish
Beautifully said! I always love the term 'ebb and flow'. I has such a slow and easy way about it. And you are welcome. Erin's space is one I love to visit. Happy weekend to you.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2014 on Little things at Sheepish
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Laying close to the surface of me today is the reminder I found here. When things feel like they are headed off the rails the best way to ride it out is to remember all the good. Erin makes this point so perfectly through her and words and the accompanying... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Sheepish
Beautiful. And there is so much beauty around....yet, so easily it gets usurped from view by other not so beautiful things. Thanks for this. A wonderful practice. Apples are one thing that pop to mind...and applesauce. Flannel sheets. My littlest with bedhead in the morning. Good coffee. Clean and pressed fabric ready to go. Oatmeal for breakfast. Candlelight. To name a few... :-)
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2014 on loving at homespun life
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Totally with you on that - I love the merrymaking, but really love the quiet that follows. My sturdy old machine is most definitely sturdy...aka HEAVY. Enjoy the day.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2014 on This, the last week in October at Sheepish
Nothing like a little procrastination! :-) Also, wonky pumpkin faces are the best ones! xo
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2014 on This, the last week in October at Sheepish
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Truly in my bones, I know that the possibility of slower days lies a few months off from now. My brain gets that it isn't in the plan to check some of the things off on the "for fun" list. The freshly washed fabric pile will remain just that until... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Sheepish