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Monday, August 13, 2007
cutting the grass with scissors

This evening I watched my 5-year old son carefully cut the grass in our backyard with scissors, then gather it up and lay it, in little piles, on the sprawled cat. This is one of those moments recently when I wished that I had been ready with the camera.

This past weekend we went to Taos. Just the four of us, on a perfect family getaway. We stayed in a little casita with clean white linens, luminous plaster walls and a patio complete with kiva fireplace. We drank Spanish wine and gazed at millions of stars in the clear Taos sky. The best part: we saw no less than 6 shooting stars as we lay there in our loungers.

Vacation moments that filled me with regret over not having my camera:

I also bought several yards of fabric to use on kitchen projects and christmas gifts at A Common Thread, a stunning fabric store. I was inspired by Molly's Handmade Napkins on the purl bee, and I plan to make some of my own with these delicious fabrics. I'm mostly doing the project because I can't wait to get my hands on the bias tape maker! Have you ever heard of anything more wonderful?

My absence lately is turning this into the longest post ever. If you're still reading, here is your reward:

stay tuned for itty bitty sock news...coming soon.

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Sounds like you guys had a great time!! Taos is so beautiful! I want to go back!!

BTW - LOVE the fabrics you came home with!!!!
I can't wait to see the beautiful napkins you will make. I have no idea what the heck a bias is and why you need a maker for it- but look forward to seeing the results of such a contraption.
I have such an itch to go to Taos! It sounds like a great vacation.
Those pics of the little boys are so sweet!!! What beautiful little creatures you are raising. I hope that we will get to meet them soon and they may have fun playing with my little one...
Oh, the naked pic is so cute--very similar to what i see in my backyard everyday this summer. Aren't boys so much fun?! Taos. Wool Festival.Yarn.Scenery.Soon.
Welcome back!! Where can I get those identical fabrics??? Are they by a specific designer?? Your blog is so fun to read and your writing style devine. christine
What great photos of your kids! And those fabrics are so beautiful! You can rest easy knowing you've inspired another person to make those napkins from the Purl Bee.

Also, thank you for coming by my blog and commenting. (Not to be a pest, but did you see the Purl Rabbit when you came by? She turned out surprisingly well, and I highly recommend making it if you haven't already.)

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