Monday, June 24, 2013

A few busy weeks

I apologize for the lack of fresh conversation, but the last few weeks have been jam packed!!

The school year came to an end and as you fellow parents know, it is a marathon of events. Piano recitals, gymnastics expos, last day performances, parties and more! Too many to mention and show, so we'll stick to some highlights:

We had a family party in the rain and the cousins were having so much fun on the teeter totter that they got their Poppa involved! I love these pictures. They had such a good time together!

Both MAP and Little Miss play piano, so there was a piano recital.  I came downstairs to find MAP self styled and posing for me, all ready to go. Is it me, or is he channeling Tom Cruise in Risky Business?

Then his Nonnie got into the act.

And then Boomer photo bombed them! Silly dog!

Off we went to the recital. They played beautifully!

MAP insists on not having his music present when he plays.

Then we had field day! It was rained out the first time, but the second scheduled day was incredible!

Here is Little Miss O with her egg at the egg race.

MAP getting some major air during the sack race.

After the bucket brigade, the annual dousing of the students and the head of the school!

A very soaked MAP in his team t-shirt.

Little Miss having a blast! Love that we can see her missing tooth space. Such a rite of passage. : )

Then it was time for the last day. My two went all out fancy. Not my idea- completely theirs. It was raining, but that didn't deter them. They just asked for umbrellas. Aren't they the sweetest?

So that is why I've been out of touch for the last few weeks. It's been a whirlwind! Now on to fun summer activities! Crafts, knitting, outings and more! 

Stay tuned.

And, I would be remiss if I didn't give a Meow-out to the newest member of my extended family - this little cutie is named Pumpkin and now belongs to my little sister. (who will tell me to mention she is the best little sister, but as she is my only sister, of course she is the best!) Enjoy her! 

Summer on!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Organic Sweater Goodness

There is something about special about knitting a sweater for a baby.

Even if I don't know which baby the sweater will end up belonging to  : ) A whole lotta love goes into all of those little stitches.

A sweater is something that a baby will wear year round. A little wind, the sun hides behind the clouds...I always had a sweater with me for my little ones. I still do. And one for me too! 

Check out the newest sweater, hot off the needles! 

I LOVE the colors. 

It works for a boy or for a girl in my book. It is knit from the softest organic cotton that has been handpainted. The cardigan has 4 lovely grey buttons going down the front. 

I can't wait for this sweater to have a baby and a momma to love it! It is in store now at Rexer-Parkes, so you can go in or call them and make it yours (or make a new Mommy's day!) If you need a different size or color combo, one can be knit to your needs. Just drop me a line....the needles are always clicking over here.

Here it is on the table at Rexer-Parkes surrounded by yummy cotton ponchos- PERFECT for this weather when it keeps turning chilly! And the sweetest little baby rompers..little one piece numbers that are perfect for spring and summer!

Time to cast on another one...a girl one this time? hmmm. Will keep you posted. 

Sweater on!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Your Children's Summer Schedule - SOLVED!

Check out all the amazing camps going on at the Pulitzer and Panetta Creative Studio this summer!
Avoid the "Summer Slip" by enrolling your child in these engaging classes that are so fun that they will be learning without even realizing it!

The classes are taught by some incredibly talented ladies (and we are all moms, so we know kids!)

Classes are available for 4 years old through teens! Whatever the interest of your child, there is a camp for them!

Your child will explore the world of fairies, gnomes and dragons or then can learn to get Eco Smart with Jenny Horn!

Justine Stokes will take the kids around the world with art, cuisine, stories and more in Art Around the World. There are two classes, which are geared to the age of and learning levels of the students.

Explore the works and create your own in their style with Susan Panetta and Justine Stokes in their Meet the Artist Camp!

Want your child to enjoy writing and art? Let them explore these arts in a fun and creative environment with Susan Panetta.

Kids will explore and create their own textiles with Justine Stokes. They can take these textiles and use them in our sewing classes!

IChildren ages 6 and up can learn how to create and sew their own friends, from patterns AND from their own imagination with me. The smiles when they hold their own finished creation is a sight to behold! See the pictures below for some examples of what has been created in previous classes.

A class for older sewers (ages 8 and up)  to create their own accessories is going to be SEW much fun! We'll be using the pattern of the Straight Stitch Society to create the coolest ipod or smartphone holder in town! We should have plenty of time to make other chic accessories as well.

No prior sewing experience needed for any of the sewing classes! We will engage all sewers at every level!

See the detailed descriptions below and go online to see more information.

My children have been taking classes and attending camps at the Pulitzer and Panetta studio for years now. It is one place that they always want to go, year after year.

I am delighted to be able to teach sewing classes there this summer!

Hope to see your child there!

Summer On!