For the last few years, I’ve shared books from our Christmas/Holiday book collection. I say “OUR” because I’ve owned some of these books since I was very young & many of the others belong to my kids.
This year, I tallied up how many we’ve got in the “stash” & I’m surprised (well, not really because books ARE a passion around here…) to say we’re at 42!!
I used to read one book a day to my kids from December 1 through to the 24th….
now Continue reading
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Are you a dirt gardener ?
Me? I prefer to use yarn for my gardening!
I get to sit by the fire, warm & cozy; plant whatever I want & never have to pull any weeds….. that’s why I created this Continue reading
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Tagged cabbages, holiday toy knitting, Homeschooling in France, imagination, knit garden, knit gifts, knit veggies, knitting for little kids, natural fibres, pumpkins, strawberries
Happy Labour Day (yes, I’m Canadian & there’s a “U” in there!)
How was your summer break ?
It seems to have flown by, although we’re having some pretty beautiful days so I can pretend it’s still late-summer (which of course, it really is – despite all the “back-to-lessons” hoopla !).
Every summer, I come up with this ginormous TO DO list. You know, the one which includes all those tasks of every size which you gather on post-its & various scraps of paper? Well, Continue reading
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This is it.
You’re probably thinking what I’m thinking… really ? That’s it?
When I read the headline
“FOUND: A 3,000-year-old Ball of Yarn”
images of a gloriously dyed ball of some sumptuous stuff found hidden in an ancient temple in Constantinople or discovered carefully tucked into Continue reading
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Tagged ancient spinning, archaeological textiles, fibre-work, handwork, inspiration, natural fibres, neolithic textiles
I believe every child has special needs & I like to focus on
the word SPECIAL when I explain what I mean.
The label “special needs” started being widely used when I was in grade school
(or at least that’s when I first encountered it).
In grade 5, my teacher paired me with a “special” needs girl so I could tutor
her during class.
Back then, I was incensed – why should I have to be associated with someone
“different” & why did I have to juggle listening to the teacher so I could learn
my own lessons while helping someone else at the same time?
Every night for a week, I complained to my mother (a former teacher,
who was thrilled that I had been chosen for what she saw as an important task)
who calmly told me that she would not call my teacher to express
any sort of disapproval.
And so… Continue reading
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The surprise all started with this book! Continue reading
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