I'm sorry if I offended anyone with my last post. I didn't mean to. But it was one of those things that if I didn't post about it, it would've eaten away at my mind all day!!
Here in our Thursday, we are all having a pretty pleasant day. Greta seems to be coming down with a cold, which is too bad, but she's a trooper. She's a little bit snotty-faced and slightly on the cranky side, but I'd be cranky too if I didn't feel well and I had someone pushing me over onto my head all day long.
Oh, Anja. For the great majority of the time, I don't know how I was so lucky to get her. She is SO good and SO funny and SO cute... even if her fashion sense is lacking. (She's been wearing the most horrible outfits lately! She digs to the bottom of piles to bring out the most atrocious combinations of bad jumpers and ugly shirts. It's actually kind of amazing how bad they are!) Of course there are the days (like yesterday!) when everyone screams all day long, but for the most part, my biggest complaint these days is that I NEED SPRING TO COME. NOW. I can't remember the last time I was this inactive. (Ironically, I don't stop moving from the minute I wake up until I go to bed, but still, I feel like I never get any exercise.) The girls are wanting out too, I can tell. As the weeks go by, though they retain their sweetness, everyone is getting a little more crazy. I have this idea for next year to poison Punxatawny Phil. What do you think would happen if the Grounhog was dead and never came out of his hole to see if his shadow was there? Would it remain winter forever? Or would Spring have to come the very next day!? If next year's winter is as long as this one, I could totally go for a February ETA for Spring. This has been the longest winter EVER. But soon the girls will be old enough that we can take them sledding and to all sorts of winter activities, and that'll be fun.
I have a number of projects cluttering up the dining room table at this time. (Yeah, remember how I put my sewing machine? I think that lasted less than 3 days.) I'm working on a small quilt (not the pinwheel quilt, I've decided) for the girls. I kind of want it to be Greta's birthday present, but I kind of don't want it to "belong" to just one of them. It's nothing impressive, just squares in a pattern, so hopefully I can get it whipped up quickly and quilted in time for our early springtime walks.
I'm also attempting to make a pseudo-Waldorf doll. That will be Greta's Mama-made doll for her 1st birthday. I really like the idea of giving all my children a doll that I've made for their 1st birthday. Even if the dolls are pretty crappy, at least it is made with love! I really like the faces of the Waldorf-inspired dolls. I found a simple tutorial on the internet and am roughly following that. Of course, my doll is not made of organic material... it's made of an old Fruit of the Loom Tshirt (this doll doesn't see much sunshine... or maybe she's albino) instead of organic, flesh-colored knit. But whatever. Maybe I'm just keeping my childrens minds from being narrow. Ha-ha.
Another project that I just started today is a cute little wrap dress for Anja. I think it's cute, anyway. I found the pattern online (have I mentioned how I LOVE having wireless internet?) and the photos of it made it look cute, though the dress was just on a hanger, and lots of things can look cute on a hanger and then awful on the wearer. We'll see how this turns out. I've made it out of cheap and simple materials--muslin that is cheap and which I had a lot of, and ribbon for the edging that my mother-in-law brought over to me yesterday--so if it doesn't turn out, there won't be too much invested.
I am lucky to have girls who allow me
Ha. God got me. That last sentence was going to say something about how my girls are so calm and wonderful and they let me do things like sew and blog during the day. But when I went to the living room to check on the squirrels for Anja, I found that the whole living room was covered in peanuts. Well. They're wonderful anyway.