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For want of a photographer…

You might think that, because of my silence recently, I haven’t had anything to share. Au contraire, I have made/am making things! I’ve just lost my photographer. Mr. Gren has been unavailable during daylight hours for the past week or so. Hopefully sometime soon we’ll be able to take some pictures and show you all what I’ve been up to!

In other news, Mr. Robin still enjoys running up and down the deck rail, although he has ceased his window visits. Yesterday we had another squirrel in the house. Not a flying squirrel this time, just the regular running kind. After we both scared each other, it scrambled over boxes and suitcases into a storage area where presumably it has an escape route, because then we heard it up in the ceiling. That’s usually where he stays anyways, but I guess yesterday he felt like exploring. Hopefully my very presence freaked him out enough to quench his taste for adventure.

Rana will be out of school on Friday the 14th. I may or may not get more done with her around, depending on how, uh, creative she’s feeling. She’s my high-maintenance child. If I don’t find things for her to do, she will find things to do, and those things are usually elaborate and messy. Then on the 19th, I’ll be leaving for a short trip to see some friends; I’ll post more about that closer to time because there actually is a project associated with it.

So there you go. Now you know a little bit about what’s going on in 2Frogs Land.


Every year for the past 7 or so years, I’ve participated in an ornament exchange with a group of friends. The last couple of years, I’ve made the ornament that I give, and crochet tends to be a good medium. Of course, a lot of that depends on the pattern and the yarn! I want my crochet ornaments to look delicate and classy; not like they time-traveled here from the 60s.

This year, I knew I wanted to make my recipient an angel. I searched through a ton of angel patterns. I wanted one with a robe that stood out full — not just a 2D Flat Stanley angel. I also needed one that was ornament-sized instead of a full-on tree topper. This pattern met all the criteria.

Here’s my angel!


My friend has received it now and said she loves it. I hope it brings her a smile every time she sees it!

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FYI: This may be the last you see of me this week. I’ve been poking along on the girls’ dolls and finally looked at a calendar. Holy Time Crunch, Batman! I’ve gotta get a move on! The kids have been less-than-cooperative in this process. Last week, Granota kept popping out of her room unexpectedly during naptime whereas normally she never leaves her room. That got me all paranoid. Saturday night, I gated off the loft, turned the armchair around backwards and hauled up my fabric and doll pattern book. Were the children content to just let me work since Mr. Gren was home? No. If Maman is not accessible at all times then we’ve entered a crisis situation. All three of them sat at the gate and bleated at me like little lonely sheep, which makes concentration on much of anything more difficult than it should be. So where we stand right now: 1 assembled yet bald & naked Axl (I can just imagine the blog hits I’m going to get now); 1 Axl as Lt. Dan; 1 mostly constructed white jacket; 1 pair of white pants that I’m not completely happy with; and 2 little black t-shirts cut out but waiting to be sewn. Still lots to do!

Have a great week!