Nola's little vest is finished. I used many of the features of the Milo but converted it to be knit flat. I also added button enclosures, mainly so I could use the beautiful buttons that Emmy made herself from the Sherwood forest Yew wood she collected and matured a couple of years ago.
I used the owl cable panel for my littlest owl lover :) Crocheted the borders and embroidered some little stars on the garter stitch bodice on a whim.
Here is my sweet girl with the very beautiful platinum winter sun shining brightly in our V E R Y muddy garden today. I think I'm going to have to hose down everyone's boots! Even the snowman the girls made is muddy? Rather unphotogenic too unfortunatly.
The piles of sycamore leaves that seemed so heavenly - crisp, throwable, crunchable and even fallrightinto but months before are now making some lovely mulsh on the lawn. Nola of course, is delighted by all these details especially the mud, always the mud! Toddlers make you see life as it really is don't they? Full of wonder and texture and colour and curiosity...
|Out in the garden watching Emmy plant out our little Christmas tree|
Reading wise I am halfway through "The Life of Pi" and so far really enjoying it. The story is magical in a gentle way and the voice of the main character is subtly captured making it very readable.
Memorable quote so far...“These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.”
|Nola's sharp little flower hunting eyes spotted the only flower still brave enough to bloom in the snow and picked it for me :)|
|The girl's dolls all got warm winter hats and scarves in their stockings. The girls love dressing them up for the snow.|