Saturday, June 14, 2014


 I am on schedule for the quilting-I always get excited when I get so far the quilt no longer touches the floor!
 During one of our many thunder storms this week, we lost the Dogwood tree!  It did not do well this past Spring, and one big branch had died.   When Bill cut it up he could see that the center had become hollow and diseased.   I feel bad to lose it, though.
 I did a bit of sewing and made this peasant dress for Ella!  It is made using vintage scraps from my stash.  Now that I know the pattern results, I will be making one for Aria, too!
 The Larch shawl is off the needles.   I didn't enjoy this as much as I had hoped but it is done and that is good.   The yarn is from Knitpicks, the merino and silk fingering weight yarn which I dyed in the indigo pot.
 I soaked it and blocked it out before my company arrived!
 We enjoyed watching the dads and their kids in the pool last night!
 The water had cooled off too much for the moms to want a dip but these guys enjoyed an hour in the pool!  The water looks like a good yarn color........
 Oh, yeah, I am liking the shawl better already!

Ella likes it-she said she was pretty!   Yes, I agree!  (Will was down napping and missed the fashion show or he would have modeled it, too!)


  1. Busy, busy, busy!!! Love the quilt and the dress and the shawl....oh, heck-I love it all!

  2. I would LOVE to sit and have my family swim at night while i enjoyed their chatter and splash!

  3. The quilt totally rocks! The shawl IS pretty, and Ella is a splendid model. Kids and dads in the pool - always a good time.

    The dress and matching hat is totes adorbs!

  4. The quilt looks great! Sorry about the tree. And the pool looks VERY inviting!

  5. I wish I was as fast as you with my patchwork... still sewing hexies! wouldn't mind a pool break every now and then:)
    and at her age Ella could probably wear a plastic bag and would still look cute:) I can't believe how much the kids have grown!

  6. Wow, for being an unloved pattern, the shawl sure turned out gorgeous! (and yes, even prettier around Ella' s sweet face!) I love the peasant dress, too...that style is just so pretty.

    Hooray on the quilt! ...but boo on losing the dogwood. That is so very sad.

    Glad you had a nice visit!

  7. Best model ever!!!

    I'd love to see the peasant dress modeled and that hat looks too cute!

    As hot as it is to be here this week, I'm going to envy you that pool.

  8. The quilt is incredible! And yes, she is very pretty, lol! The indigo works great in that shawl

  9. The shawl is so PRETTY!!!!! I love the color.

  10. Ella has great taste -- I think it's pretty too.


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