I haven’t been around as much as I’d like these days. I’ve been working frantically to finish our count down calendar for Solstice. I belatedly came up with an idea I love and typical of me, decided on something complicated BUT will last year to year. I’ve been working around helping my kids, making meals and Cam’s (insert maniacal laughter) workouts. Cam’s been home the last couple days and that’s helped a great deal too.

I decided to do a local nature themed calender with a felted Hemlock tree as the centrepiece. To this we’ll add one new piece of the scene each day. So far I’ve made a bald eagle with a spawning salmon, a badger, autumn leaves and a deer. I’m up early this morning to get back at it. Here’s a little peak:

(Almost) Finished Tree4/21

This brings me to my meal plan. This week I’m making:

I’d really like to get time to write a post about how we celebrate the upcoming holidays. I’ve written only a bit before on this topic. We don’t do what most people do. We don’t do Christmas or gifts or a tree or… What we do do is celebrate Solstice and spend time with friends and…. More to come!

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9 Responses to Weekly Meal Plan

  1. Kyrie says:

    This is just beautiful. Can’t wait to see it finished! Stunning work, mama.

    xo K

  2. em says:

    That is so lovely – your embroidery is just stunning!

  3. tai says:

    I had to go straight to your site to check it out after our phone call- it looks amazing! So very amazing. Your kiddos must be so excited!

  4. debbie says:

    you are just so talented. that work is beautiful!! i can’t wait to see the final product. i keep going back to look at the hemlock tree – it’s just beautiful.

  5. Wow, you’re really getting into this needle work and the results are fabulous! It puts my little trees (for my local Christmas celebrating friends) to absolute shame but is inspiring at the same time.

    In our preparations for the next festival at school I’ve realized that I’m going to need a way to celebrate advent in a way that respects the tradition my mom set but is more in line with solstice and our own values. What you’ve got here is definitely inspiring. I love what you’ve done so far and will eagerly await the rest of the photos.

  6. Those calendar pieces are beautiful. I’m just starting my first felt project and I’m amazed at what you’ve created!

  7. The calender is amazing! I saw the flickr shots and was awed! Handwork is so addictive isn’t it? Thanks for the menu!

  8. I am so wowed by this! Rom (my husband) and I are talking about what theme we can use when we copy your fabulous idea.

    I am so curious to see the finished project, and to see how you are going to display it.


  9. Annie says:

    Thanks so much everyone! I was so excited to share. It’s been really fun. I only wish I’d started it sooner so I’m not rushing now!

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