Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Felicity the doll

A little boy was made very happy today with a surprise beautiful new baby doll all for himself, thanks to Julia and Laura at Windfall Dolls!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Biting my tongue

Overhead conversation between Amalia and her friend while sitting at our dining room table coloring:

Friend: Is that drawing you are making for me?
Amalia: Yes!
Friend: Why do you always draw pictures for me?
Amalia: Because I love you very much!
Friend, with annoyance: Well, I find it very boring when you give me your drawings!

My heart ached, but I bit my tongue. I know it hurt Amalia's feelings, but at the same time I thought it was inappropriate to butt in. I did later tell her that she could draw me as many pictures as she wishes, that I love them.
She is such a sweet girl that takes these hits quietly without a riposte, or even a feeble comeback, and I worry.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Barn animals, pillowcases and seagulls.

I won one of the giveaways hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew! back in December. Wonderful Crystal sent me a package brimming with goodies, including her pillowcases. Thank you Crystal!

Also I received my order from FatQuarterShop which made me very happy, as a bunch of babies are being born soon, and I am busy planning quilts for the little guys.

Also, there are now two seagulls hovering above my dining room table courtesy of the printable posted by Stella from The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse today. I love putting little whimsical things around the house to surprise the kids. They love it and it makes me happy.
The baby is into all things that fly, birds and airplanes mostly, so he loved these seagulls, and talked to them a lot during lunch.