|A first attempt at a new, simpler form of a pysanky-like craft. In this method, I used a brown egg from some friends’ chickens. I drew the design on with hot wax and then soaked the egg in vinegar, which stripped the top coat of the egg and left a lighter tone. This picture is from the middle of the wax-removing process, which reveals the dark tone next to the light. If anyone knows anything about this method, please talk to me! I could find nothing beyond the most basic info, and I still need to figure out how to remove the wax without smudging the design.|
|Baby bump update at 24 weeks.|
|Clearly, Bridget was the one with the spirit of spring most in her step. She took off her boots at the first opportunity (the boots were necessary for muddier parts of the walk).|
|I love this picture. I’m sorry… I think pregnancy has significantly affected my sense of humor – because I chose not to crop Roxie out despite the poor timing of her activities over there…|
Links this week!
- Auntie Leila says: “Wish I had known this when I started homeschooling, rather than at the end. This is what I would buy.” (The Stereomicroscope!)
- I just happened to come across We Make this Look Good for the first time, and I was struck by her most recent post. It’s a sad reflection on the loss of a friend’s child (fair warning!), but it’s a lovely perspective on life (specifically, how it’s a gift) and community. Sigh.
- As some of you have already seen, this week I was a guest contributor over at Carrots for Michaelmas in an NFP series. I’m sure many of you are far more experienced than I with the STM… but I enjoyed taking part in an introductory sort of way!
- Several of my facebook friends were sharing this post this week. “Are You Done Yet?” I love how this woman expresses her worldview as the mother of 5. It made me think of my mom’s post from a few years ago: “Ask Auntie Leila: How do I tell people we’re having another baby?”
- Looking ahead at the sort of things I’ll be needing in about, say, 16-ish weeks, I loved the idea of an (easily) altered cami for stealthy nursing tactics! Here’s the tutorial from The Life of Lulu Belle (thanks, Pinterest). You will find the LMLD nursing posts linked in this post.