K got to hold two 3 month old puppies on her lap while sipping free Del’s Lemonaid. The puppies were cold, so K scooped them up onto her lap and they fell asleep. I got to show off how tall Continue reading 20 years of the Attleboro Community Garden
Lettuce? Check K’s garden fresh tomato? Check Enough sturdy rectangularly shaped pieces of gf bread to toast? Nope. Just a pile of large crumbs. When it comes to structure, I really, really miss gluten. Also price. TV cooks to the Continue reading BLT salad
I was beginning to organize the kids’ next year’s homeschool last week. The list I make for the superintendent helped my by bringing all the annual goals into one place, even with my wiggle language (hey, I might just change Continue reading Oh, wait, that’s a mixture problem
Mechanic’s Pond is quite low right now. I’ve been interested this month in the growth patterns of the leaves, how are the oaks and maples arranged? Do the smaller leaves go on the ends of branches or back up the Continue reading Soaking in the June Sun, by the pond where it’s not hot.
I have a free pattern in tomorrow’s Knotions.com magazine, Sempervivum. Sempervivum are those adorable succulents that fill in garden spaces between rocks. They are beautiful all year, even in winter, though their flowers do look like Martian invaders. Hexagons have Continue reading Sempervivum, a free shawl pattern cross post from Christine Guest Designs
This morning was cool and overcast, so my garden photographed well. I love the shiny black mysterious buds. They open to moody purple, which is not usually a color that I know what to do with, and if you bend near, Continue reading If Nature comes to you, study it.
Dan had 9 days to take off from work left this year. K and Matt took the weeks off from the homeschool that I assigned them, but they still had Eagle’s Wings, and Good Company Tutorials. Ben still had finals. Continue reading Photos from 2 weeks of use them or lose them days off for Dan
The one based on meringue. Definitely that one. Didn’t taste exactly like a malt ball (as far as I can remember) but it did have the milk flavor, which turns out to be important. Today I’m making the anise liquorice Continue reading Which gf “malt” ball?
It’s been 5 years since my Celiac diagnosis. This week Ben bought me some York Peppermint Patties because I forgot to buy myself Easter Candy, and hadn’t been able to share any of the kids (yes, chocolate is naturally gf, Continue reading GF snacks “For Science”
<img class=”alignnone wp-image-3401 size-large” src=”http://www.christineguestdesigns.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SMIMG_5603-1024×768.jpg” alt=”Sparrow Reticule, pattern by Christine Guest” width=”530″ height=”398″ /> When I saw the submission for a charity e-book to raise money for pediatric cancer research, I remembered my Grandpa Clark singing <blockquote>“I sing because I’m Continue reading Sparrow Reticule Knitting Pattern (a Cross Post from Christine Guest Designs.com)
I’ve been thinking I should get more photos of M up on the blog, so last Saturday when he did his lab I pulled out the camera. We are going slowly through Algebra and Biology, partly because the paid classes Continue reading Fungus and Flu (they alliterate, no other connection)
I meant to use the pattern blocks to show some multiplication with fractions (a hexagon is a whole, triangle a sixth, trapezoid a half, parallelogram a third). But it’s been a while since we’ve pulled out the blocks. I forgot Continue reading Pretty Blocks are Distracting but worth it