Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lilly's Summer Day

Lilly has asked for several days if she can go out and play.

Her Craggy cuteness finally won me over.

She asked that we take the two ribboned,

acrylic wands to dance with the breeze

and the sunlight.


Lilly giggled with the tickling ribbon,

the green grass, and the dandelion.


Make a wish!

May there be many more happy days of summer!








Saturday, April 30, 2011

Special Friends

Our special Easter Lilly

wanted her portrait taken this morning.She is pretty as a picture!


Lilly and Timothy have become fast friends.




They stuck around to be silly and to watch me read.




My Spring Pastel Friends

from The Craggy Moor














Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Story

Owen's Marshmallow Chick

by Kevin Henkes On Easter morning, Owen's basket was full.

In it were jelly beans and gumdrops and buttercream eggs

and a big chocolate bunny

and a little marshmallow chick.

Owen looked at the jelly beans.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate them up.

Owen looked at the gumdrops.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate them up.

Owen looked at the buttercream eggs.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate them up.

Owen looked at the chocolate bunny.

"My favorite," he said.

And he ate it up.




Owen looked at the marshmallow chick.

It was the same color as his fuzzy yellow blanket.

Owen played with his chick all morning.

Owen played with his chick all afternoon.

At bedtime, Owen put the chick on his shelf with his best toys.

"My favorite," he said.

And he kissed it good-night.







Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Lilly

Lilly arrived on Wednesday,

April 20, 2011.

She quickly discovered some evidence of the season:

An Easter Basket!!!!


She smelled the chocolate,

and hopped right in...




Pretty as an Easter gift,

but I'm a little worried about my Easter bunny.



Happy Easter!!!





Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lilly Lambkin

It has been awhile since I've adopted a friend from the Craggy Moor, but I am expecting a new arrival early next week! I have been watching the Craggy Moor lambs for awhile now, and they grew on me. What finally did me in were the faces of two goats! Then, it was a month and a half before Easter, so I had to ask for a spring lamb.

I requested that she be internally jointed instead of button jointed, and Christy even made her 5-way jointed! She used hardwood with nickel lock nut joints.

Lilly lamb can turn her head! I requested she have the fleece pajamas I so love. They are removable, like you are shearing the sheep. How cute is that! Lilly's pajamas are front opening and have shell buttons; another Craggy first. I requested that she be weighted, and Christy used glass pebble weights, and added the extra lavender to her tummy, which I love! Lilly also has a pair of spring overalls since most of the year will be too warm for her fleece outfit. I asked that she be light tan or butterscotch and have pink inside her ears. If that was not demanding enough, I asked that she be 12 inches tall, which is several inches taller than her button jointed sheep. Christy's little girls added some extra love and innocence as they hugged her and loved her as much as Christy would allow. The Craggy Kin at my house are getting very excited! Lilly will arrive before Easter, and just in time to share the Easter chocolate!

Sherling: This is my cousin Lilly! She's a bit taller than me, 12 inches tall, and 5 way jointed. I've loved getting to know her! She's a great story teller, and she loves (loves, loves!) chocolate chip cookies. We shared a whole cookie together earlier! Then out to the quilted pasture we bounded with Mama so Lilly could have some pictures taken. I think I fell asleep in the sun at some point (baa haa) because it seemed like just a few minutes later she was nudging me and saying it was time to to back in. Lilly's going on to her home soon, but we've had so much fun-don't forget to write, cousin Lilly! We'll miss you! :0)


All photos and quote from Sherling by The Craggy Moor

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Mouse At School

Timothy decided that it was "Take Your Mouse" to work day.
After all, he didn't leave the pantry in Ohio to sit at home in NM.
He quickly learned that the day starts bright and early
at this elementary school! He explored the room,
and found Chester the Monkey in front of the M.
How are children going to learn how to write an "M"
if they can't see the letter?
Hmmm...
But Timothy joined in on the game before the children came in.
M.....Monkey, M....Mouse

Today's date is Tuesday, November 9th.


It's getting chilly!
Timothy felt a sneeze coming...
ahhh...choo!


Timothy hid in my cabinet most of the day.
He said it wasn't fair that he was getting all the attention.
Maybe the students needed some, too.
So polite!

Before he knew it, the students had gone home,
and there were 10 minutes left in the duty day.
So, he checked his photos and comments on Flickr.
Does anybody like me?
I think they do!!!






Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tailoring Overalls

Last night, Timothy played a little game I liked to call
Goldilocks and the 3 Overalls.
These overalls were too big....
those were not the right color...
but these could be just right with a little tailoring! So, Timothy woke me before 5am.
He swears it was the time change
and our downstairs neighbor, taking a shower.
He figured as long as we were up,
we might as well fix his overalls.
The back seam was opened a little further
to allow for his tail to peak through in the right place.
The velcro closure was moved over to make
the closure in the back more narrow.
And finally, he asked to remove the Boyds tag,
which I swear should not be removed under penalty of law!
And here he is, in overalls that he will keep!
If only I could call in "lazy" and stay home to play!