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August 14, 2013

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leanne

Mimi just made my day 100% brighter...thank you for sharing her with us. What a lovey. xo

charlotte

I love the first picture. Summer is quickly going the way of all summers. I too miss the early morning light. pink is so pretty and soothing to me. Love it.

Ruth B

Always a lovely retreat to lose myself in your pictures. How I do love watching your sweet girl grow.

Paula

Love, love, love the picture of your precious little girl where she is standing at the window. Love those chubby little legs. It is priceless. Look forward to your blog because I know it will put a big smile on my face and sometimes it even brings laughter. Thank you.

Jessica

seriously. the plum trees are ridiculous right now. and please, please some rain?? I've never seen chalk drawings stay on the sidewalks so long! Bet the kids are thrilled!

Jessica

also, you're hilarious. two lattes! woah.

Catherine Eaton

Cutting knitting is Always a mind bending experience. I'm going to try my hand at steeking this fall/winter and already I am freaking out but I have to do fair isle or I'll die. It's just too cute and pretty.
I live over near Chicago and already I can smell and feel the season shifting. Summer is waning and I love the crescent moon hanging in the sky at night. So perfect.

Julie

Love your knitting in progress - beautiful colour. I always feel so hungry when I see your lovely food photos. I think as mothers, we often forget that we have needs too - time out by yourself,doing something you enjoy is such a luxury, that we often forget to enjoy it when we have the opportunity, and we sit there thinking about housework, cooking instead of making the most of it. Glad you had a fabulous day.

sharon stanley

ok, here's what i think in no particular order...not that you care i understand, but it helps me process and the pretty photos...love the bowl of food and would definitely eat it if given the chance, and maybe the bowl too because it just looks so scrumptious. amelia's hands are just divine. i love baby hands. hands and knees. no clue why. personally i love august because it promises cool breezes which we have starting today. clear, crisp which is really strange for virginia in august. august not only has great light, but a sound. i love the sound of august. my favorite of today's picture offerings though is the quilt...specifically the little square with the little hot-dog dogs. cool. once again i tip my hat to your fabulous sense of beauty in everything. love.

Felecia

Love the sweaters and dresses, you are so talented!

Just wanted to let you know that Portland Tree Project will harvest your plums and they will be sent to local food banks and families in need.

Delilah

You are too funny. As much as I loved my babies (they're in their 30's now) I needed time by myself or to hear an adult voice and get away from all the baby time. My husband, bless him - let me sign up for a watercolor class. The best thing I ever did. It kept me sane and when I look back now through the years gone by doing that made me a better mother.

Amelia is a little doll and looks happy and healthy.

Laura

Reading your blog makes me wish I was more creative / skilled. Oh, and I'm going to request a Sunday just like yours... Now where's my hubby?

Jane S.

Oh my gosh, what a cute little imp! She has such a wise look about her, like she's an old soul in a wee girl's body.

Love those chubby thighs, why is that so sweet on a baby but not on anybody else? lol

My girls are 18 and 21 and I STILL have that "wow, I'm in a coffeeshop by myself, drinking as many latte's as I want" feeling when I manage to get out of the house without the 18 year old.

mama2ways

How I hear you on the summer thing. I adore the lazy schedule, fresh summer foods, time for crafts and lots of sewing,and impromptu beach trips. I hate to see it go but to have the heat go away! Could your Amelia be any sweeter?! Nothing more precious than chubby baby legs.

Erin Rose Stout

Taking the scissors to the knitting! Kind of a shotgun approach! Good for you brave girl!

Kathy

Your productivity with a young baby blows my mind....how talented you are producing all those beautiful sewing AND knitting clothes week after. Amelia is one lucky baby. I LOVE the last two photos of her with her chubby little legs in that little one piece summer suit..soooo cute. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

Andrea

In Delaware, we've had a rainy summer, and this month feels more like late September. Although in years past, our August sounded more like what you have now. Your "recharging" time sounded nice! Once I went across our main road to the pharmacy, while my husband watched the kids, and I just lingered soooo long. It was liberating...ha...but my husband was a bit worried as to where I was.

olivia

fall is my favorite time of the year so for me, August just feels like its dragging.. can't wait for the cooler weather here and the color changes. Oh and your little daughter, IS SO CUTE! those chubby legs!!!!!!

Kendra Lydick

Love the little dresses, and I'm so jealous of all of your, I mean Amelia's, Maileg.

Wendy

We are getting a lovely rain here this early evening on the north/central Oregon coast--very refreshing. Hope it makes it over your way soon! Thanks for all the little peeks at the lovely things you're making! And a whole day totally to yourself--that Andy is a great hubby/dada! :)

Amy P

The romper! Tell us more :)

Nancy

Love the photo of Sweet Mimi looking out the window! And the chicken salad, I would love to try. We have a little tea shop of sorts that sells a chicken salad stuffed avocado during avocado season. It's to die for! They also have a coffee shop side and it's in an antique mall. I think I might have to go just hang out Monday so I can have a latte experience!! You made that sound delicious!! Hope you get some rain, we finally got a bit yesterday. I am ready for fall, but our fall is just kind of a late summer, lol! Anything for a cool breeze right now, and some blessed rain!! Thank you for sharing these memories with us, I love seeing life through a different pair of eyes!

linda

Are you kidding... plum jam...so so so good!!! If I didn't live like 2,000 miles away...I'd creep into your yard at night, snatch up those plums, and steal away to my kitchen to make plum jam. SO GOOD! As a child my Dad knew all the pastures in the county where plum trees grew...and we'd gather up those plums and tuck the jam away for holiday goodness.

Thistle

It's wonderful to have that time alone. You need it and so do they. I do the same thing, just sit somewhere quietly and think or read and drink something good.

Laurie

I know what you mean, I feel kind of guilty for wanting summer to be over and I really do miss the light when we lose it. I just adore that coziness we get when it cools down though.

As for cutting the knitting? I love to make my knitting students cut their knitting. It scares the crap out of them but it is actually pretty easy to just pick up the loops and keep knitting. I've realized a sweater front was too short before and rather than undo all the arm and neck shaping, I cut the bottom border off, picked up the stitches and just knit down in the opposite direction. It worked beautifully. You couldn't even tell I had done it.

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