Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Haiku for a few days

I'm behind in posting, but I have been writing!

wet paper
deliberate puddles in shapes
natural values

winter wish
fresh cut heirloom tomatoes
lightly salted

winter reprieve
balmy air and sunshine
no coat

metal pan
grandma's signature chocolate cake
thick frosting

long lists
I have to do these
ever guilty

movie passes
tag team theater trips
baby exchange

Friday, January 16, 2009

Haiku of the day

creating things
proving I can do it
for myself

crochet pattern
collection of colorful yarn
petite scarf

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Haiku for a few days

I'm behind on my poetry, so I'll have a few here.

my poor tree
out the door today
spirit removed

sunshine bright
january fifteen 2 thousand 8
bitter cold

early riser
kitty vocal alarm
baby awake

Monday, January 12, 2009

Projects and so on

Here's a pic of a really yummy breakfast casserole I made for a brunch we went to on the weekend.
Here are the booties I made recently. They were made from fabric samples and for the soles as well. That didn't always work well. The seams were small, so they frayed at times. Future booties won't be made with those... Hopefully they will fit Olivia and I think the tan tent booties might be okay for Drake.

Haiku of the day

mess maker
my mischievous little man
mommy maid

hungry caterpillar shaped
snow sled

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Haiku for a few days

breakfast bake
sausage, egg, bread, milk
shared at brunch

awake in bed
baby cries in my head
tired today

fabric scraps
cut shapes to sew
baby booties

Haiku for a few days

Friday, January 9, 2009

Haiku of the day

No nap
Screaming, fussing and inconsolable
I'm exhausted

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


These suckers are sharp, too! I was finally able to snap some pictures of the "teeth". I was tickling him and he was giggling like crazy

Baby Booties

Here are some pics of my latest project. I made a few rejects and even these weren't easy to make the same size. I tried following a couple of patterns, but a some of the instructions were strange and I didn't have the exact hook or yarn.... so I made up my own pattern. They will be sent off to Sarah's Olivia soon. I will be sewing some booties tomorrow, so maybe I'll hold off on mailing them out right away. Drake and Clayton may get a pair, too, if they look manly enough.

Haiku of the day

sandwich maker
tired and don't want to
salad too

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Baby booties
Own pattern goes wrong
Don't match

Hungry caterpillar
Ate all kinds of junk
Stomach ache

(as you can tell, I'm not great at these, but it's fun)

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Always hungry
Can't eat in front of him
Here's some lasagna

Saturday, January 3, 2009


I forgot to add my entry last night:

Sprayed in the middle of winter
Pretty stupid


Zoo lights
Nice night for animals

Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Family

Here's a pic of the Thomas family wearing the dorky hats I made. (I like them, but the rest of the crew wasn't so thrilled.) I used a pretty simple pattern from Martha Stewart.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Here's my second poem. We'll see if I can keep this us every day.

Awakening gusts
Threatening the house
Or the neighbor's tree