Thursday, September 29, 2011

More to Love...

Meet the Girls..My new little guinea pig friends

This little sweetheart is Maggie, calm and sweet.

and this is Dolly, who is a little shy. They are brand new here at the house, and are getting used to being held and hugged. Seth and Lola will help me raise them. I just couldn't spend one more day without guinea pigs...They really are little bundles of joy.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Knitted bears and Baby hats: Doing what i love...

The kitchen table is cluttered with projects. I've been busy knitting up some big bears, and making knitted and crocheted apple and pumpkin hats for my Etsy shop and Artcentric in downtown Troy NY. Now that the gardening season is slowing down i can get to work on my indoor projects and am getting ready for the cold winds to blow again !I love making baby hats and bears...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Still Harvesting

There aren't as many, and they are not as pretty, but they still taste good! However, we are getting a lot more rain this week and it looks like my plants are starting to give out. I send my gratitude to the tomato fairies!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Um Ummmmmm

Safou LOVES McDonald's french fries

Dirty beak!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Sweet Letter, ChildFund Sri Lanka

I received a sweet letter in the mail today from my sponsored daughter Nisansala, who lives in Sri Lanka. In the letter she says she never knew i considered her "my daughter" and this made her very happy. Honestly, i always start all my letters to my sponsored daughters as"Dearest Daughter and Family," so this must be the first time that the person who translates our letters included my salutation. If you ever wondered if programs and relationships like these really make a difference, here's your answer. I can feel the love coming from the paper into my hands...Click on her letter to read her post.

and here is her handwritten letter in her own hand and language....

I have all the letters Nisan has sent to me and keep them all safe too...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Been a while....

It's been a while since i've posted here. We had some excitement with the Earthquake, then the Floods, and a few very hard losses in our Family...

Still, life goes on...Just wanted to let you all know that we are doing ok and i will be back to posting more regularly next week! Have a great weekend my friends! Love, mare
(Love from Lola and Pollyanna too!)