Thursday, December 10, 2009

a milestone..


My biggest baby is learning to drive!
I am of course filled with pride and excitement as I watch him grow into a wonderful young man with the promise of magical new opportunities and adventures before him.
I also feel like throwing myself on the floor and grabbing him by the leg and refusing to let go until he promises to stop growing and stay as he is FOREVER. But I know that would be futile and as my youngest baby sleeps next to me, breastfeeds and wakes me up a lot at night, I guess there is a plus side that life moves forward but I can't help feeling a little sad and a little bit old.!
I love you so much Jake.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

my kitchen window..

From my kitchen window I can see;

potato's growing in a tyre
chicken's in the coup
my veggie patch
Arki's birth tree
the sand pit with two boys playing happily

A moment of reverence..

Saturday, November 28, 2009

and a visual..

These are the beautiful necklaces we made as Christmas gifts for the teachers and assistants in Moonlight prep class. We asked each family to bring 5 beads and I hope each one holds within it the love and gratitude that is intended for each recipient..Ben has had such a wonderful year it has been a joy for me also to watch him thrive and be part of his journey.
My darling baby :) Jen our talented facilitator leaves me in awe of her amazing creations! Truly!


An angel is waiting with a baby.


While a mother and father take a long journey with the help of a donkey....This Sunday they travelled across a rocky mountain and discovered some very special stones :)


Update..

It has been so long again! I have had a couple of comments recently about my lack of blog love so here it is :)

Doing ; most recently, caring for my little boy who burnt his hand on the stove. Selling candles decorated with bees wax by all the 'Moonlight' families at the Silkwood markets.
Finishing up ABA for the year and planning for next year.

Works in progress; Felt tree decorations, a lotus birth bag, a beautiful Waldorf doll.

Growing; lettuce, cucumber, eggplant, silver beet, potato, beetroot, lemons and limes and a load of herbs.

Loving; winding down and the end of school runs for this year, finally feeling healthy, quiet moments with friends to picnic and swim in a beautiful a beautiful little creek.

xx

Saturday, August 1, 2009

birthday boy

Our darling little Arki arrived in the wee hours of the morning. A more serene, gentle yet powerful, beautiful birth, I could not imagine..such elation lasting many, many months!
Our family has been blessed with this funny, mischievous, joyful, loving little soul.
Like I have said a thousand times..Thanyou for choosing us Arki!

Arki's birthday was spent just doing the usuall sunday things, a trip to the markets for the weeks fruit and veg and some scraps for the chooks.
Helping daddy put some new sand in the sand pit, and some gardening.
And, of course a few new toys and a yummy cake with 2 candles :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

winter


This pretty much sums up what we have been up to lately!
It has been an intense time of coughing, sneezing, runny noses and generally feeling run down. Thankfully Ben has just had three weeks school holidays and it has been a time of taking life slowly..
I look at the trees that have lost their leaves for winter, they concentrate their energy in deep introspection, ready to bounce back into joyful life when the warmth of spring come around again.
I can't help feeling the same way this winter!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

wall hangings



Inspired by my monthly woman's circle, I decided to felt this moon cycle wall hanging.. although it is not so much at the hanging stage yet!

I like my knew awareness of the moon's phases and it is interesting recording the effects on my daily life. I haven't discovered a pattern yet and I think it is difficult when life is busy and the effects of night time parenting are always an issue.

I am also working on a wall hanging for Ben's room, which is of 'The Faraway Tree'. We read a chapter each night before bed and I have to admit I look forward to it as much as he does!

The stories remind me of my own childhood always with my head stuck in a book, and Enid Blyton was one of my favourite authors :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

little longies




These little longies are ready and waiting for a bubba who is coming earthside any day now :) I love the green and brown with a hint of blue colour way so much ! I might have to dye up some more and knit Arki a pair.. hmmm.. I see a theme emerging here.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

back to normal ...

We have all well and truly settled back into our regular rhythm now after a very busy Adelaide trip. Returning home I realised I didn't take nearly as many photo's as I wanted ! But I have images of beautiful autumn leaves and tree lined streets etched into my memory :)

I will admit that the thought of staying with my MIL for two weeks had me shaking for a while, but it actually turn out to be a very healing time. Before we left home I went through a letting go process and managed to go with a relatively clean slate and an open mind...



So our days were taken up with visiting our ageing relatives, old friends and Geoff's brothers' and our darling little niece.
It was just lovely to spend time as a family ! It is hard to get Mr 15 to do anything at all with us at home, so it was extra special :)













It was really nice to come home and just get back to normal.. we are just not used to such a fast paced life LOL.


Friday, April 3, 2009

a time for eggs..


Inspired by our playgroup craft this week, the boys and I have been decorating hard boiled eggs with crayons and food dye. We think they look pretty good :)
It is almost the end of Ben's first term of prep, although he is tired and ready for holidays, he is looking forward their Autumn Festival to mark the last day.
The children have been working hard on their play..all I know is that Ben is a cow !
Can't wait to see it.
It promises to be a morning of fun, friends and food.. perfect start to the Easter break when we fly to Adelaide to see our families, and catch up with old friends for two weeks.
Autumn in Adealide is just lovely with the liquid amber trees in their shades of gold to red, Ben is at a really good age to enjoy the tourist attractions Adelaide has to offer too,.. like the zoo, Granite Island, the zoo, humm..., did I say Granite Island... :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

letting go..



It is nearly time to say goodbye.. I have really enjoyed dyeing this and having the colours hanging around the house to dry but I guess all good things must come to an end eventually...

I hope the new owner loves the colours as much as I do. I look forward to seeing what she creates with it :)

In return for this yarn I will be receiving fleece for felting...*drool*

Monday, March 23, 2009

for my country...


I could not leave these sweet little shoes behind when I spotted them in a local shopping centre.
They cost way more than I would normally spend but K Rudd did give us that little bonus for the purpose of stimulating the economy, so one could say, I in fact owed it to my country to buy these !
Now that really does leave me all warm and fuzzy :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

celebrating beauty..







Every now and then, I find myself thinking the 15-20ish minute drive to Ben's school is a bit of a drag.
We drive there stay for morning circle, then chat with other mum's awhile, then come home or go where ever we need to go...same again at the end of the day, more chatting and waiting and driving. Often Arki is sleepy or grumpy..
Then, I slow it all down..realise how blessed I am to be able to spend this time with my children and I have a good look around me and see the beautiful landscape which we are lucky enough to drive through every day.
We take the 'back' roads where there is just one set of traffic lights, this really is a slice of heaven as our usual daily grind takes us more often that not on the busy motorway which in peak time can resemble a giant car park.
I always imagined that we would settle on a decent enough sized property to accommodate chooks, some sheep, and maybe even a cow.
Well, we have to chooks but the rest eludes us to date, but I live in hope and driving along these semi rural roads I can dream a little bit more...even though we live in suburbia :)
I am so grateful to my DH who has never uttered a word of negativity about me staying home to full time care for our children, or the finnacial strain of a private school, even though there are many things he would love that are out of the question due to budget restraints.
At the end of the day, I am very happy to drive Ben to such a lovely school and watch him thrive.
I wouldn't change a thing :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

deviations...


Now that I only have one child home during the day I thought life was going to be so easy! I am a little shocked that Arki has decided to throw his weight around in Ben's absence.
Consequently, I am not getting as much done as I thought I would.
I am rather hoping that Arki is just adjusting to the changes within the family and things will soon go back to normal, or the new normal..but some time for me during the day to knit while he plays beside me.

I have a stall at the Silkwood markets this week and I am going to sell ( hopefully!) some hand dyed yarn.
This will enable me to purchase some new dye colours and some other bits and pieces I need.
I'll post pic's of the rest of the yarn when it has dried :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

three dollars


Is what this gorgeous little bag cost me at the op shop ! In the current economic climate a bargain is always welcome in this home :)


And the little dream boat I spend my days with...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

big plans!



This blog will soon be moving.. to, Norweeka Knits


This is the name I have choosen to call my bog and also the name of my Etsy store, which will open once I have enough stock made.


For sale will be longies, shorties and soakers, made from my hand dyed yarn and maybe sometime down the track, a few felted bits and peices.


The wonderfully talented Katanya is allowing me to use her funky baa bum pattern which she lovingly created.
The pattern is funky, functional and a delight to knit. I am blessed. Thankyou Katanya!!




Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Arki's rainbow longies


Yes, I do have a rainbow fetish! Thank goodness I have children or I would have to dress myself in rainbow pants lol.




So after some initial testing.....



the 'approval' was given..


looks rather pleased I think :-)




Thursday, January 22, 2009

rainbow yarn


I had been waiting on some purple dye so as soon as it arrived in the post..
It is in the process of being knitted into longies. Photo very soon.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

slacker..

Oh Dear...it has been awhile since I have posted!
Actually I have been trying to cut down on computer time and throw some attention to the boys, knitting and the dreaded housework.
Am I succeeding?..mostly.

Christmas and New years' went by quietly and without fuss, which is just the way we like it. I am grateful that all our families are interstate for so many reasons ( LOL ) But at no time more than Christmas, when we escape the hullabaloo. I am not a scrooge, but I don't enjoy commercialism.,I love my family but I don't enjoy polite banter with people who we wouldn't want to know normally..
I love a good celebration though, and this year we attended a lovely summer solstice party.

The holidays are almost over! Jake is wanting more holidays. Ben is ready for school. Their mother is ready for school too.. I never understood the mothers who complained about holidays and couldn't wait for them to end.
I wouldn't say I hate school holidays but I have to admit, there will be no tears when my little ball of energy trundles off to prep.
I have given him 5 years of 'mostly' connected-parenting, we have done many wonderful things together, but now he is needing the new stimulation, and lots of social contact that prep will bring him.

So..I am about to have just one child at home, with all the time I'll have on my hands, I have a few plans of my own :-)
That is for a new post very soon...* insert evil laugh*