Weekend Snapshots

November 19, 2013


1. kitties
2. fresh stain for my sewing table
3. new houseplant!
4. us

It has been rainy and windy and stormy all week, and I'm loving it. Perfect for crafting, drinking tea, reading, writing...

Over the weekend, I decided it was time to stain and seal my little sewing table. It should be completely dry and ready to use by Friday. I think it's time to finally teach myself to sew so I can alter my clothes to fit a little better. I figured I'd start with easy hemmings and alterations, and then work my way toward sewing garments from patterns. One step at a time.


  1. The sweet kitties look all set to face the nasty weather..how cute.

    Love the rich tones of the table.

    Plants are always such a nice addition to the home..I am building my collection here at the Little House too.

    In the contest between you and Matt, I will have to say you are the winner in the 'blow fish' imitation..hahaha! xo

  2. Haha, I agree. I definitely win this round. :)

  3. love the photos...sure do wish you were closer to southern California...I have baby CHICKS!!!!
    how long do I keep them in the box in the house..I don't have a basement...then what???
    I'm going to go back and read all your posts during the time you had them inside...how are they doing now? do you still love them?..or too much work???

  4. @lapdogknits: Yay! Baby chicks are so cute, eh?

    We kept ours in the house for about a month, but next time we'll only keep them in the house for the first week or two. The main thing is that they're kept nice and warm, and that the walls of your brooder box are high enough that they won't jump out and freeze. There's loads of really great information on backyardchickens.com, and I highly recommend the book Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying - so helpful!

    I still love our chickens. They're definitely pets. I can sit outside and watch them for hours. And really, the bulk of the work came from setting things up: building the coop, fencing the yard, etc. Now that those things are taken care of, it's all just maintenance, and I don't mind it at all.

    Hope you enjoy your birds! For me, I liked them more and more as they grew. They were so fragile when young!

  5. Such a sweet kitty pic! Mine are very cuddly at this time of year too :)
    That table looks gorgeous and yay for teaching yourself to sew! Learning it takes time and patience, but then it's such a great skill to have!