Monday, April 4, 2016

Good, clean fun

White Center, Washington
Monday, April 4, 2016

Yesterday we attended a birthday party at the Southgate Roller Rink, and it was A's first time on roller skates. What a blast!

The last time I was on skates was 20 years ago with a group of my students from Nova. And the time before THAT was surely another 20 years earlier.

After yesterday's fun experience, though, we'll be back soon!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Rabbit #2

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, April 2, 2016

We decided to try making a second rabbit after the success of "Arnab." This time A wanted me to try "fur"--so we settled on some faux suede. This fabric was much stiffer than the stuff we worked with last time, and it has absolutely no "give." But I think it came out pretty well anyhow. This really is a great pattern.

Next step: stuff and sew him up!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rabbit treats

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, March 24, 2016

While it's true that I have managed to rid MY lawn of almost all dandelions, wherever I go this time of year, I find myself picking these flowers for our rabbits. Dandelions are, paws down, their favorite treats.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring evenings

Seattle, Washington
Friday, March 18, 2016

The winter seemed SO long and dark, but now long spring evenings are here! The light is so lovely, with the apple, apple green and all the flowers.

The waiting was worth it.





Monday, March 14, 2016

Pi Day 2016!

Seattle, Washington
Monday, March 14, 2016

This year I decided to "marry" the two great traditions of Pi Day and St. Patrick's Day--and here they are!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The world joins in

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, March 10, 2016

In browsing the weekly ads that come to our house, this week I find that the whole world (including Safeway!) is coming to see the world as I do: that March 14 is a day to celebrate! No longer do we math teachers toil alone with our vision...check out those prices...


Sunday, March 6, 2016

You can call me "Arnab"

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Inspired by my daughter, I tried making a stuffed animal, namely a rabbit. I thought I'd try making it from a kafia since it's owner-to-be is a former student from Jordan. We had a good time using up bits from the edge of the kafia...

Click here for the pattern--not "easy" but certainly doable!