"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

07 January 2009

Where is my new little reader?

Today was a busy day trying to get started early with chores, schoolwork, etc.  But we got it all done in good time.  I noticed after awhile that Brenna was awful quiet and that usually worries me.  It normally means she is into something she should not be.  But not today...
My little punkin' was in the library reading her Dick and Jane books.  I am so happy she is taking to reading.  She always has a stack of books each night that she wants to read with me.  And she is learning fast.  I'm so proud of her.  She told me she loves picking out books from the library I made both she and Emma a couple of years ago.  I'm glad that little space is inspiring.  It's just the small closet space under the stairs.  I use to store decorations and junk in there when we first moved in the house.  But one day I thought it would be awesome for the girls to have a special place for all their books to go and somewhere for them to go for good ole' reading time.  I painted it, put shelves in and added a few special little pics just for the girls.  They love it.  Obviously it is inspiring!

My project list took a serious revamp today.  I found a new cute blog, Attic24.  It is so colorful and Lucy is just great with all the pretty things she has made.  So I have decided to put a blanket that I started on previously on the front burner.  The only thing is that I ripped apart all the squares I made, wound the yarn back into balls and now will be starting on a new inspiration with the yarn.  The blanket will be for my bed being every one else in the house has a warm blankie on theirs.  I will then continue on towards making a hexagon blanket with some beautiful colors.  Thanks Lucy for the inspiration.  I think making all the personal gifts before Christmas burnt me out and I have to change paths for a bit.  I will still leave the wrist warmers on the needles so that I have something to work on when we go to PE classes.  Then I will throw in the occasional x-stitch here and there to finish my picture.

Off to see what the thumping upstairs in the girls room is all about.  Amazing how small people can be good as gold all day and then at the end of the day, wild things try to come out.  Must put a stop to it.  TaTa!


  1. Oh Kar, how very sweet is that? I love that you made them a little room. It is darling and I'm sure they just love it.

  2. Hi my friend!!
    She is such a cutie! I love your girls..
    lets get together soon! I miss you!
    i need and want to crochet. i am ready!

  3. That is too cute. I have some new and old Dick and Jane books that I love to read to the grandkids. That looks like a neat blog, I'll have to check it out more.

  4. ooo goody, the crochet love is spreading far and wide!
    Can't wait to see your blanket begin, keep me posted?
    ps thanks so much for the nod to the Atticxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. That sweet picture of your daughter reminds me of when my children were that age. They love books and so do I. In fact, today I wrote about one of my favorites, Little Women. Have you read it?

    Also, I am hoping to have a giveaway every month. Tomorrow I will post the particulars for January and I hope you will join us for the fun.