We started working on our Spring Nature table, taking down the snowy, wintry things and adding some signs of Spring. You can see our previous Winter Nature Table Here and some Spring Art HERE.
I am joining in with Ginny for the Knit along, you can Link Up here
|The Bird Fact cards to the right of the photo are part of our ongoing art lesson/nature/science and the American Robin lesson you can see here|
First, I must show you how sweet this little ornery girl is. She loves to jump and flop and pounce on her brothers!
and laugh about it! :)
The boys decided we needed a bit of green to represent the grass (Spring grass being LIME green, according to my baby boy #3, LOL)
ON THE NEEDLES (STILL!):
|up close of the blanket stitch. It is 5 purl, 5 knit, repeat every 5 rows.|
Brother picked her and made her happy...
Then he put her on her bouncy thing and she was delighted!
|my sweet sweet girl!|
OFF THE NEEDLES:
I made a little wool felted knit nest for the birds to sit on while waiting for their "eggs" to hatch on our Nature Table.
|she looks comfy, eh?|
I needle felted some wool alpaca roving onto it for the dots
|toadstools and grass and spring reminds me of Waldorf schooling and gnomes and happy imagination days. I think a baby gnome will be next on the needles.|
|Here is the complete set up so far, including stones and baby pinecones.|
|hard at work needle felting|
|only 1 boo-boo, those needles are SHARP!|
|Concentration at its best!|
|baby boy #3 occupying his time with Mighty Beans|
|UP CLOSE shot of the wee bitty pinecones found at the swamp we visited a few weeks ago. To read about that adventure, click HERE.|
So, what are you knitting or reading? You can skip over to Ginny's blog and check out what everyone else is up to.