Martinmas

Martinmas

Martinmas is observed on November 11 and celebrates St. Martin of Tours. The story of St. Martin (in a very abbreviated way) is that Martin was a Roman soldier, not known for his kindness. He had been a brutal fighter, persecuting Christians and whomever else the army told him to. It started to wear on … Continue reading

Halloween

Halloween

The Kiddo did a fun handmade Halloween goodies swap recently that was with the kids of members of a Waldorf swap group I belong to. He made these super cute wood bat magnets and Halloween shaped beeswax decorations for his contribution. The kiddos he got goodies from did an awesome job, too! He received a … Continue reading

St. Francis Day

St. Francis Day

October 4 is St. Francis Day. St. Francis is known for his great love of animals and all of God’s creation. To celebrate the day, the Wee One and I read the book St. Francis and the Wolf ┬áthe night before for bedtime reading. It is a lovely tale of how St. Francis was able … Continue reading

Michaelmas

Michaelmas

Today, September 29, is Michaelmas. This is the day we celebrate the Archangel Michael (and all of the other angels). Michaelmas, the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel (also the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael, the Feast of the Archangels, or the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels) is a day … Continue reading

Lady Grey Tea Cookies

Lady Grey Tea Cookies

Those of you who know me in person know that I have become an obsessive tea drinker… to the level some might call an addiction. But there are way, way worse things to be hooked on than Earl Grey tea, right? (Help me out here.) Well, not only is tea simply brilliant for drinking, but … Continue reading

Apple Window Decorations

Apple Window Decorations

Autumn means apples (at least here in the Northeast it does)… apple picking, apple eating, apple festivals, and apple crafts. My little guy and I recently made some lovely apple decorations to hang up on our windows, to get it looking lovely and Autumnal around here. All you need is black cardstock, clear contact paper, … Continue reading

Summer of Rhubarb

Summer of Rhubarb

Before this summer, I had never cooked or made anything with rhubarb. Well, the plethora of rhubarb at my local farmer’s market each week changed that! I made strawberry rhubarb freezer jam, rhubarb crisp, and strawberry rhubarb pie (twice). It was a yummy month of July!

Eleanor the Fairy

Eleanor the Fairy

To go with our Fairy Mail, I printed out this lovely free fairy that the Little One colored and we put together. We named her Eleanor after one of the week’s fairies (plus that was my Gram’s name), and she joins us each time we do a fairy project. Eleanor came from this website, where … Continue reading

A Winner & New Work

A Winner & New Work

Thank you to everyone who entered my lunch bag pattern giveaway! The random number generator picked comment 9, so Patty is our winner (I just emailed you Patty so get in touch with me if you didn’t receive it)! Thanks for all of the great comments. Virginia’s lunch bag patterns are still on sale through … Continue reading

Hand stitched gifts, just because

Hand stitched gifts, just because

This past spring I was overcome with the urge to make each of my siblings something hand-stitched. This is one of those somethings that I made, this one for my younger sister and her husband. I asked her for a favorite quote of theirs, and she told me a couple. This one by St. Teresa … Continue reading