Sunday, February 08, 2015

Snow Minions in Action

Thanks to a recent snowfall, the Snow Minions were actually able to have a sledding party at their school this past Friday - the past few years it hasn't worked out due to extreme cold temps, no snow...

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Needless to say, the Snow Minions were very excited to get their sled on!  The Principal couldn't find her camera so I ended up using my camera and photographed all of the craziness - for all of the grades - all day.  It was a little chilly but it meant that I, too, hit the slopes a time or two...

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Since I can't really post photos of the kiddos at school, I thought I would show you how the minions fared.  The Younger Snow Minion wasted no time hitting the slopes.

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Even a face full of snow couldn't slow her down.
 
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She loved every minute of it!
 
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 The Older Snow Minion's Class was one of the last ones to hit the slopes and since I wasn't planning on playing photographer that day, my battery was running a bit low at that point which means I don't have quite as many of him. He had quite a good time himself despite battling a virus.
 
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With a vendor gig coming up at the end of this month, it feels like every spare moment is spent trying to get ready for it but I couldn't resist going out and taking a few more pictures of the Snow Minions as they played outside for a while yesterday before the warmer temperatures melt all of the recent snow fall. The Older Snow Minion was very keen on creating tunnels.
 
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The Younger Snow Minion has always been a bit of a daredevil and as per her usual she wasted no time inventing things to do with her sled.  We might have to look into obtaining a snowboard in the future.
 
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As I mentioned earlier, little man is a little under the weather at the moment and wasn't quite as active as usual. Here he is admiring his handiwork.
 
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There has been a lot of dyeing going on in the Dreams in Fiber household lately along with some knitting that I still need to photograph...  I have lots of prepwork still to do and lots of laundry...  Why don't weekends last longer?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Before the Snow

This past week has been cold and snowy!  Before that, though, the Dreams in Fiber household headed to the in-law's lake house.

As mentioned in previous posts, little man and I went out to scout locations for a handknit photo shoot. Here are some of the places we went/things we found.

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Afterward, little miss and I decided to climb a tree and check things out by the water.
 
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Now that baseball season has begun we probably will not get down there again until sometime late March or April. So far we're staying nice and warm and trying to get some things done around the house. I have also begun to dye for an upcoming vendor gig that will take place at the end of February as well as creating a few new patterns for another vendor gig happening in June :)
 
Stay warm!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Wilfred

Little man and I went for a walk to take pictures of some hanknits and to see what new areas we could find.  It was during our trek into the fields that we met Wilfred.

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Wilfred is a quiet fellow - I'm not sure he knew what to make of the weather.  This is his first actual cold Winter you see.  He told us that he originally hails from Germany but his family moved to Central America right after he was born.    He got interested in all the bugs and spiders around where he lived and thought he would travel further North to check out the insect/arachnid scene up here - that was this past Summer. He is traveling over the Winter months and will buckle down in the Southwest this Spring. Little man showed him how to climb trees more effectively and Wilfred showed him a new little stream/ravine area he had stumbled across.

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The two of them chatted it up about the types of insects little man catches around here and little man told him about our tarantulas. Wilfred has been invited to stay with us so he can study them up close.

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He didn't know what to make of the frozen stream.

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His English is really spot on and he has been teaching the minions different Spanish phrases during his stay. We told him we might have to make him a hat or something if he is going to make a habit of hanging out for our Winters!

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