When I think of owls, I associate them with wisdom. What about you? Archimedes, from the Sword and the Stone, guides young Merlin. Winnie the Pooh always seeks the advice of his friend Owl. And lets not forget Woodsy Owl, the icon for the US Forest Service, that told us to “Give a hoot — don’t pollute!”
When given the opportunity to test knit this adorable owl by Stana Sortor, I jumped at the chance. The pattern included a blanket, zippered bag and a stuffed owl. I tested the stuffed owl. Continue reading “The Wise, Not-So-Old, Owl”
Merriam Webster defines parliament as a “the group of people who are responsible for making the laws in some kinds of government.” They seem to have forgotten that a group of owls is also known as a parliament. I could really ramble on about the irony of the “wise old owl” and any part of government, but I will not.
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Birthdays at our house are always special. We celebrate them twice. First, on the actual day, with just family. Then, we celebrate again with friends.
For the family cake, my daughter requested a Lemon cake with raspberry filling but left the decorations up to me. She has recently created a fascination for owls, so I knew what to do. Continue reading “Owl Birthday Cake”
Before February is over, I wanted to share one last Valentine’s Day idea with you. While I realize that you will not need the idea any time soon, maybe you could pin it unto Pinterest so you can find it next year when you do need it. Or maybe you will find it while searching the internet.
My daughter’s AHG troop exchanged Valentine’s within her unit. We loved this, for as a homeschooler we have not regularly exchanged Valentine’s among friends and classmates. Instead of the regular store-bought cheesy cards, we opted to make some. In my search I have found several ideas that involved wrapping a box of confectionary hearts but none of them seemed right for us. So I was determined to make one that she liked.
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