To follow up on yesterday's post about the yarn, we use yarn for play and for sewing projects, too. 'A' has been experimenting with sewing with yarn. It all started when we visited Old Sturbridge Village a few weeks ago and one of the interpreters told me that girls would start to hand sew when they reached 4 years old. It makes sense to me - at 4, she's able to understand the concept of sewing and she's coordinated enough to do it. Ahhh... 4 year olds, how I love them. They can do so much!

'A's Grandma Shelly knitted a square that she uses with a tapestry needle and a ball of soft yarn. Today, for the first time, she set out to "make a pattern." And she did... she make a nice, big 'A'!

We had the chance to visit the Round Lake Library today to pick up some books I had requested (gems, they are: EcoCraft: Recycle, Recraft, Restyle by Susan Wasinger and Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon). The girls love that library because it's super-cozy (small) and the librarians are so nice and accessible. They like to walk up to the desk and ask for help finding books. Today the librarian took them away to another floor while I waited, and I was so proud of them for wanting the books, asking for help, and going without me to find their treasures.


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My name is Jillian. I started this blog as a way to experiment with my camera and it's a become a nice little spot where I enjoy spending time. I'm a mother to 6 and 4 year old daughters, wife to a cool computer guy, and mama to a cuddly cat. We enjoy eating local, organic food; managing several food allergies; homeschooling with love; spending time in nature; and we love to take time each day to be creative. You can also find me over at From Scratch Club from time to time. Welcome!