Thursday, December 1, 2011

autumn ending...

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December is here! I truly do try to stay within the moment of each season, and of course winter does not officially begin until later this month, but really it seems that these advent days are a time unto themselves. With certainly a more wintery feel to them.

Yesterday I spent several hours in the garden harvesting the last of the carrots and cleaning up the beds. I was so very grateful for one last outdoor garden day! Tonight more snow is arriving and will likely continue for several days!

I have been so quickly falling behind on posts here so there is some randomness to this one...



A non-wintery, not autumn either picture that Chessa drew on the small chalkboard recently. If you look closely you can see that she has written "I love you Rose" on it. Besides her name and our names, and the word "the", these are the words she knows how to spell (and has known for at least a couple years) so she writes them often. Also "Lily".



Cardigans with buttons! Yes, I finished knitting the cardigans in time for Martinmas, and then didn't sew the buttons on until the first day of Advent.




Chessa's cardigan is way too big...



Chloe's cardigan fits her perfectly. Too perfect! She may grow out of it before the end of winter...




But both are keeping the girls warm and cozy, and quite cute, so I'm happy with them!




And now our little Advent angel is walking slowly along her starry path, with each day holding a bit of holiday magic.



Wishing you all peaceful Advent days filled with beauty and happiness!


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13 comments:

Linn said...

They do look warm and cozy and the little Advent angel is beautiful. What a lovely idea!

a little crafty nest said...

Renee...Oh hooray, I finally get to catch up here with you ~ I've been missing my heirloom seasons fix! Lucky you to be able to garden yesterday. I really enjoy putting the gardens to bed, tidying up, resting the energy until the spring. It's probably the Virgo in me? Those cardis are so lovely and the buttons are just perfect. Where or where did those come from? And I must say, that advent spiral is beautiful. I remember you making it last year with all the lovely trees and animals...it made such an impression on me. Yes, let's chat!
xo Jules

Nadja said...

Renee, the cardigans are just wonderful! and I do so love your Advent spiral. I want to make something like it myself, but I have to do a bit of planning. Thanks for the inspiration!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

How sweet for your girls to have mama-made sweaters - they are just beautiful.
I remember your advent spiral from last year and admire it so.
Thinking of you,
Tonya

Catherine said...

Your girls are so sweet with their cardigans, Renée! It feels so weird to look at winter knits from Costa Rica!

barefoot mama said...

The cardigans you made are lovely! goodness...Your girls are getting so tall.

That chalk drawing is beautiful! <3 Barefoot Mama

Sarah said...

Love your cardigans and their (looks like wood) buttons (so sweet)! Also love your advent angel and path. It's a very good idea! Thank you for sharing!

Heather said...

The cardigans are so gorgeous Renee! You amaze me with all the beauty you bring to your girls lives.

W-S Wanderings said...

Such beautiful cardigans on such beautiful girls! And I too remember the wonder of your starry Advent spiral.

Blessings...

Mama Ash Grove said...

oh Renee, I had seen this days ago and loved the cardigans, and even showed Ella! She loved how it looks in red. :) But then I forgot to comment.
Oh seriously, these came out wonderfully!
I love this pattern so much- but it does run slim, and Ella's fits her snugly. She loves it fitted though, but I will have to make her a bigger one.
Thank you for your wonderful email, I am thinking of you and will write back soon! And yes we need to talk for real again soon. <3

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i love the buttons you chose for the green cardigan! and the advent angel is precious - did you make it?

Jenn said...

You may have posted this someplace else, but what pattern did you use for the cardis and where did you buy (or did you make) the buttons?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful ! and so inspiring... I love it ! Thank you for sharing it !
Manuelle (Waldorf inspired homeschooler in France)