Friday, January 29, 2010

Girls Day IN



The girls and I are real homebodies. We hardly ever leave the house and just enjoy spending time at home. Even though this 'fixer-upper' house still needs a lot more work done to it before it can really be a home, we still enjoy being here.



Since we are home all the time I try to have various family things to do throughout the day so that it doesn't get too dull around here. Plus, some days K is so content playing that if it wasn't for these activities I would hardly see her!



On our hand working day this week K requested that we all do sewing. Before I could even reply she ran to the craft cabinet and got out her embroidery hoop and floss and set them up on the living room coffee table. She then grabbed some stringing beads and a sewing block for C, so that she could be included, too (I melted at her sweet gesture). I grabbed my wool felt squares I needed to embroider and we all worked happily on our individual projects while K and I sang:

The thread follows the needle,
The thread follows the needle,
In and out the needle goes
While Mama mends the children's clothes




It truly felt like a fairytale moment (of course later it was ended by a quarrel over some pink thread). If only every day could be like this! I wonder if my girls will want to continue with sewing and knitting when they are older.They just seem to enjoy it so much right now and it makes me so happy to see!



Wishing you all the best!
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If you would like to know a bit more about our family rhythm please check out this week's installment of 'Discovering Waldorf' on The Magic Onions.

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22 comments:

mamauk said...

Hi Nicole, what fabric in the hoops? Is it a linen? It looks so nice for the your little one to sew on. It sounds as if you all had a wonderful morning.

Beth said...

I love the knitted pants! Did you make them! I want! I want! Beth

Tricia said...

What a beautiful day! That is something that I really dream of, one day . Did you knit the blue longies? They are gorgeous!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I feel so blessed to have many such days stitching with my girls! I am sure that your girls will always enjoy this kind of time with you.
Embroidering a bunch of little felt squares sounds like lots of fun. Pretty!

nicola@which name? said...

lovely! we are homebodies, too. you are quite fortunate that your girls will become fully absorbed in an activity. my daughter will, sometimes, but my son gets into tremendous trouble when not watched, even for a moment. hand work and not part of my day at this point, not while they are awake, at least!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Lauren Elliott said...

That sounds wonderful. I am looking forward to such a day around here!

Catherine said...

Oh, I know what you mean! I feel so blessed to share my crafting passion with my girls too!

Kelly and Kelly said...

this is really so nice!

Mellie said...

The knitted pants are gorgeous! I love them. Aren't those little moments just wonderful?

KnitterMama said...

Thanks for the link. It was nice to do some more reading on rhythm and get some concrete ideas about what your days look like. Do you really only grocery shop 1-2 times a month???

The Magic Onions said...

Aahh... you see! You resonate peace and calm. We often spend all day at home too. I used to feel very guilty if we didn't go at least 'somewhere' exciting every day... how silly that was... the very best days we have are the ones that we spend pottering round.
Once again, thanks for your wise words yesterday.
Blessings and magic.

solstice letters said...

What a wonderful way to pass the hours. I look forward to these things with my little one.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing the cuteness!

Heather said...

It looks likes such a sweet time with your girls. My boys and I really enjoy either being out of doors playing in nature, or curled up inside of our home. There is rarely an in-between.
I wonder every day if my kids will still enjoy their handwork as they get older. I truly hope that they will keep at least some aspect of it with them always, no matter how it changes and grows. Have a great weekend Nicole.

Nicole said...

Ah-ha! I've been looking for that exact same beading/lacing set all over for Pita Pocket and can't find it. Could you please tell me where you got it? Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful memories you and your daughters are creating. I treasure the moments my girls and I share like this. And yes, they will continue to enjoy handiwork as you have made it such a joyous part of your lives. Blessing to you and your family.

tulsileaf said...

Lovely!

What are you using for your daughter to sew on? I would love to get my daughter into sewing.

GoddessMum said...

Just stopping in to say how much I enjoy your blog. :) I love the pictures!

Nicole Spring said...

mamauk - K just uses burlap right now, it has big holes and her blunt needles can pass through it easily.

Beth and Tricia - Thanks! I didn't make them, my friend gave them to me when C was first born.

Knittermama - More on that tomorrow :)

Nicole - My MIL got them from Nova Natural.

Tulsileaf - It's burlap in an embroidery hoop.

Thank you all!

gardenmama said...

Such beauty and peace Nicole.
It is always lovely to read about your time with your girls. I really enjoyed reading your guest post, so inspiring.

boatbaby said...

Your photos are so beautiful and peaceful! Thank you for sharing your day. I love seeing how others with similar values create their rhythm. We are all about being out. Outside, on adventures, out at museums, around town, kayaing, walks to the beach, with friends. I love how we all make it work in our own way!

StoicBirth said...

This is so sweet! We use alot of waldorf in our relaxed daily life learning. If we are blessed to go back to Germany, they will go to the Waldkindergarten, an outdoors waldorf.

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