Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Other fun Leap Day facts:
* As you probably know, we have a Leap Day in years that are evenly divisible by 100, but did you know that the year must also be divisible by 400? That's why 1900 did not have a Leap Day, but the year 2000 did.
* In some countries it's a tradition that a woman can propose to a man on Leap Day. If he refuses, he's obligated to give the woman money or buy her a dress! In European high society, if the man refuses the woman's proposal, he is supposed to buy the woman 12 pairs of gloves, in order for her to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.
* Greeks consider it unlucky to marry on Leap Day, or even anytime during the leap year.
Check out Wikipedia for more information.
Have a great Leap Day!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 9:56 AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I'm just so impressed at how great my son, Russ is with his baby - both of them, really, but a lot of guys his age wouldn't want to be bothered, or they'd be totally flummoxed at the thought of dealing with a squirmy, fussy little creature. Russ is very hands-on and can take on any baby-related task as if he's been doing it all his life. I'm so proud of him! Mom Tracey is great with her too, very confident, not a bit nervous for a new mom. They're already great parents. I think I must have been a basket case when my son was born. I didn't have a clue how to handle a baby. We all learned together!
The little angel has gone back home now, and the house is sadly quiet again. I hope it won't be long before they come back for another visit! I keep reliving different moments over and over again in my head. Guess I'll be on a "Nana high" for a few days!
Hope you had great weekend too!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 1:02 PM
Monday, February 20, 2012
Love wool applique? Perfect for penny rugs are these cute Wooly Charms packs from In the Patch Designs. Each packet has five 5" squares of hand-dyed wool, over-dyed onto various textured base wools. Collect several colors for your wool applique stash! I love the way they're put together too, each pack with two buttons attaching the label. These will sell for $8.50 and several color packs as well as a "Fabulous Five" pack will be available.
Warm and wooly wishes to you!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:12 PM
Friday, February 17, 2012
Remember this rug? It's Polly Minick's July 4th Parade. It was one of the rugs I posted before last 4th of July. As a result, I had many people email me to ask where they could get the pattern. Well, there's good news - this is one of the projects in Polly's new American Summer book.
Your pre-ordered 'Tis the Season books will be shipping out today, and I even have a couple unspoken for on my web site.
Happy 4th of Christmas!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 5:14 AM
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 12:30 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thinking sweet thoughts of summer on a chilly Maine night. Stay warm!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 4:56 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Another kit I pulled together is one for Maggie's Old Heart Pin Keep. I've offered mine done all in wool and switched the blue heart for a red wool one. Also included is a wonderful repurposed silk ribbon with an aged look. It has flecks of pink here and there and will look wonderful on the finished heart. I hope to have a picture of a finished heart soon. The wool and silk ribbon kit is priced at $12.00, and of course Buttonwood Farm is sold separately.
It's so nice to work with wool during winter! There's something very soothing about it, don't you think?
Have a warm and wooly day!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 6:16 AM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Have a creative day!
Posted by Simply Wendy at 5:47 AM
Monday, February 6, 2012
My family visit was great! I got to have lots of "baby time" with my new granddaughter, Sophie, who's getting bigger by the day. She's close to eight pounds now, just about double her premie birth weight from a little over a month ago. Can't believe I forgot to bring my camera, so I'm waiting for pictures Mom & Dad took. Also got to see my Mom, who was positively beaming when she got to hold her great-granddaughter, two of my brothers, my 2-year old niece, Jade, and my aunt. A great time was had by all, but these get-togethers go by way too fast. Hoping to see everyone again much sooner.
Posted by Simply Wendy at 6:20 AM