Friday Senses

Making: I have been working very, very hard on a design for 
little Omi. Designing is really hard for me, but I am catching on.

Seeing: A little more sunlight today. The last week has been really dark and overcast. I love the cold, but the darkness really bums me out. Its bright and sunny, so little and I are off to the park to soak up the vitamin D. 

Smelling: Nag Champa. 

Tasting: Coffee! This cup is from Columbia, dark and chocolatey. 

Hearing: Julian singing a little song to himself in his room, complete with piano accompaniment.

Feeling: I struggle with seasonal depression (see above hah). I have dealt with it my whole life, oddly even as a child. This year it seems to be a little more intense, maybe because there has been no snow to reflect the little bits of sunlight we do get in the midwest winters. Today, I am feeling better!

Loving: Staying home, this past week I have really appreciated the situation we have.  

Reading: Those awesome vintage books I picked up from the thrift store before Julian was born. The one with the dog in the egg is called, "How Fletcher was Hatched". It was printed in 1969, the year my mother was born, and she actually had the same book as a child. Im waiting on the beloved Elisabeth Zimmerman's Knitting With Out Tears, to help me construct this seamless bottom up set in sleeve baby cardigan! (Im crazy, I know!) 

Praying: For direction for this blog, for my creative endeavors, for big decisions for our family. It seems  like everyone around me is announcing a pregnancy, or welcoming a second, which makes me sort of miss being pregnant and snuggling a tiny baby. I know that right now is not the wisest time for our family to start planning for another, so I have been praying for patience, foresight and provision for our family and especially my husband. 

How is your friday?
Thanks for reading!

Making: Working 


  1. I really like these posts. I would like to be smelling nag champa and listening to Julian singing as well :)
    Today has been one of those days that feels like a different day. I'm thankful for the short week from the holiday but I keep thinking it's any day but friday. :)
    love and miss you!

  2. i love this five senses thing. :) i've really enjoyed your blog over the past few days. you have a wonderful aesthetic.

    i'm making homemade granola. i'm seeing my husband pace around, getting ready for work. i'm smelling a vanilla and coconut candle i bought recently. i too am tasting coffee. i'm hearing almost nothing--it's a rare moment of quiet in the house. i'm feeling tired and a little moody; i also struggle in the wintertime. i'm loving yoga. i'm reading the book Breathe, Eyes, Memory, which is stunning. and i'm praying for a few more happy blessings in the year to come for our family. last year was tough.

  3. I hear you on seasonal depression or waves of mood dipping, lately I've felt lonliness most acutely, that lonliness of being so far away and so seldom having conversation in "real life" when I can speak freely and listen, of course I do with Alex, but that's it... I miss the company of kindred women, of other mamas especially, and yes I am sure all the grey and dark weather doesn't help - even in winter it is never grey, or dark in Sydney Australia. Here the sun might be absent for 1 week at a time, but I do find getting Reu in the sling and going for a walk every day helps a lot. Praying for you, for direction and insight and wisdom, we need that too - actually, I might start you a fresh letter (or email) today... Lots of love, Em xx

  4. Hi, wonderful idea Friday Senses! This Blankets, toys (bunnies, carrots) .. such pretty. You made ​​them?