"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hopping and Bobbing Through Spring

















We are having a fabulous stretch of warm Spring weather....particularly so for around Portland, OR.  I am headed out to do some gardening as soon as I finish posting this, but I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the glory around me.  I tromped around our ponds yesterday particularly to get a photo of a Trillium and I took at least three which along with a picture of my oldest daughter and her youngest daughter hugging her have disappeared....who knows what button I pressed to manage that!  The next to last photo is of my youngest daughter spinning, my oldest daughter watching, and Miss Maggie Rabbit-Saylor wearing a crocheted cap I made for her.  I was trying out a pattern for a preemie hat and tried it on MMRS then got carried away and added a ruffle to it. Then the last photo is after  I added more of a ruffle...I told you I got carried away :-)  I must have Spring Fever......do you?

xx,
Gracie

21 comments:

  1. What a neat post, full of nature and cute little girls and a new hat for Maggie! I still need to make some pantaloons for my Maggie Maria. I'm looking forward to seeing you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Miss Maggie Rabbit-Saylors hat. It looks so springy and happy. :-) I didn't know your daughter spins. How fun! I haev an Ashford Traveler wheel that I need to start using again. My plan is to take it to the trailer this summer.
    The weather looks wonderful and I really like the picture of your granddaughters on the blanket. The kerchief is sooo cute! I love your posts Gracie. They are just like you. Cozy and sweet. I can't wait to see you again in a couple of weeks.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. OH the baby on the blanket outside is A D Or able!!! Oh my goodness.

    THe spring images are delightful one and all. How great that your daughters spin etc!!!!!! My daughter knits too. My son knit a scarf for his girlfriend ONCE, and then put the needles down.

    Happy SPring

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  4. I love your warm spring weather. The photos of your daughter and granddaughters are so sweet and the nature photos are gorgeous. We are slowly getting some warm spring weather but this weekend is going to be rain, rain, rain. Boo!

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  5. Awww such joyful beautiful pictures of the little ones having fun. Your ponds are beautiful, too.

    I love the one with your daughter spinning...a house filled with yarn is a home filled with love.

    Blessings always

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  6. Hi Gracie! Your granddaughters are so cute. It looks like everyone had a nice time outdoors. Your Maggie Rabbit is looking really nice.

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  7. Miss Maggie is looking very Springlike. Every young bunny deserves a Spring bonnet. There is beauty everywhere around you Gracie.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. What a bunch of cuties! They are just precious!! Looks like everyone is having a wonderful day! I just love that quilt....Quilts are all I think about lately you know!
    Miss Maggie is looking rather glamorous these days! Love the hat!
    I always look forward to your next post Gracie for your outdoor photos are spectacular!
    Much love,
    Shari

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  9. Oh the girls are so adorable! Such lovely settings you have there! Hooray for Spring!
    I was interested in the spinning photo. I would love to learn!!!
    Enjoy your weekend Gracie!!
    xo Kris

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  10. Beautiful, happy pics - thanks for sharing them and have fun in the garden! Xx

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  11. So many lovely spring photos.

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  12. Beautiful pictures Gracie. The one of your granddaughters sat on the blanket is delightful. Love the little hat you made for Miss Maggie. Blossom is continuing to appear here and really cheers one up. I have had a lovely time in a beautiful part of our country with my DS and his lovely family. My DH celebrated his birthday and my D.I.L. took me to visit a little fabric shop where I purchased a few bits and bobs. Had lovely walk through the woods yesterday taking our two GD's to school. Love and hugs Anne x

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  13. Wonderful springtime is finally making an appearance here in the UK too!

    Helenxx

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  14. How fun ... Your daughters with you...spinning, crocheting...fun all around. Ms Maggie's hat is just glorious. She is ready for Spring :)

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  15. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for an award on my Blog. Greenthumb.

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    1. Thanks you so much! I appreciate your encouragement and friendship!!
      xx,
      Gracie

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  16. It's so plush and green there. Just beautiful!! And how nice that your daughters are there with you sharing in the spinning and such. I just love the little hat for your bunny. Looks like you all had a wonderful spring day.

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  17. The bunny is so lovely, the photo in general looks like a hive of activity. I loved the lush green in the nature photos. Green is my favourite colour. Thanks for your lovely comments over at Three Stories High. I have another biggy article coming up on Monday. Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Gorgeous photos Gracie, and those grand-girls of yours are just so cute!!!

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  19. These are wonderful photos Gracie! I especially LOVED the ones of your grandkiddos + Maggie's new hat (that hat is SO adorable)!
    Hope you are well!
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  20. Your grand children are cute and the garden is lovely.

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