toile-la-la-la-la have red. black. green. and now blue toile. this particular piece will be turned into some pillow covers for my newly covered denim sofa sometime within the next few days.

sometime in between the many impromptu “reading lessons” that the baby wants to do. long after school is officially “over”. you know how stingy new readers can be. he likes the fact that there are “levels” to reading. i try to block it out of my mind that he probably equates this to xbox and can’t wait till his level is “up”. but if that is his motivation, then hey, who am i to complain?

his newest word: crud buckets. used when things aren’t going so great. but when you are the baby there aren’t many chances to use it. but he does so anyway.

top picture: oatmeal pancakes with powdered goatmilk. honey and butter on top. yes, my kids will eat the darndest things. but they are so yummy. heart healthy and gluten free too!

that green silky mess of yarn is my feeble attempt at a first shawl. we shall see….is all i am going to say. i was going to say i christen it my “third time’s a charm” shawl because that is the number of times that i started it. stopped it. ripped it out. and started over again. how many more times i actually repeat that same process remains to be seen.

on posies aka:tiny bouquets: we have them in every nook and cranny of this house. the kids are going crazy with the wildflowers and i love looking at them. the baby even adds foxtails and i have to admit, they are interesting to say the least. new header picture c/o of a sweet little bunch of flowers my dad brought me the other day…he is THE greatest. even though we don’t agree on who should’ve won american idol.


with my 10th grader

the great heresies by hillaire belloc

-lepanto by g.k. chesterton

-don quixote

with the middles:

by the great horn spoon

the donner party

and last. but not least. for myself:

how to find God and discover your true self in the process.

needless to say. my days are a whirlwind of busy. there is a part of me that is eager to wrap up this school year and welcome summer. then there is another part of me that says wait! i am just getting it! we’ve found a rhythm that i like. but that is just the way it goes, isn’t it?

so i am letting go. and letting God. and signing off. because i hear the little mother reading in my stead. and that is a heartbreaking sound to this mama’s ears….

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5 thoughts on “toile-la-la-la-la

  1. Your spirits seem to have lifted a bit, and that is wonderful. Thanks be to God! I hope you will share a photo of your new slip cover and pillows. I’m sure it will turn out beautifully, if I know you at all =) Have a wonderful weekend, Regan. You continue to be in my prayers.

  2. annita on said:

    Ah, lovely pictures! +JMJ+

  3. oh toile! how I love thee…
    seriously, I have the cutest pair of maternity black and cream toile capris that i love for early pregnancy…in my last pregnancy my husband told me i looked like a pair of curtains…
    I can’t wait to see how your pillow covers look! and those pancakes, yum!
    I just knit my first shawl as a Christmas gift, it was fun. Your’s will be beautiful in that green yarn!

  4. oatmeal pancakes? what did you do, grind it up? and you just sprinkle the powdered goats milk on top? where on earth did you find powdered goats milk?

    i was not a big toile lover until recently. my husband hasn’t really felt the love yet. he’ll come around.

  5. Those pictures are awesome! The pancakes … yum. I haven’t ever considered goat cheese as a topping. Wonder what my kids would think of it.

    I do like the fabric & have used it in quilting. Hope you’ll post pics of your completed project.

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