Rosie's sweater should have been done by this week, but I have an excuse! A good one, too. My friend Sara offered to send me some lovely vintage buttons to put on it - and then realized she also had an extra skein of the same yarn in the same colorway to send along as well...so I can make the sleeves full length! I'm so excited and really blessed to have sweet friends like her.
I sewed up a little dress for Rosemary last week using a pattern my friend Erin sent me. Seriously - my friends are the very best and completely "get" me. My husband, God bless him, does not "get" how I could want more yarn. It's not more...it's different, right? And pay no mind to those boxes taking over the closet. I borrowed my Mom's sewing machine for the afternoon to whip it up, and found out halfway through that the zigzag stitch wasn't working. What is it with me and non-working sewing machines? I ended up doing french seams on the inside which should keep things nice and neat. Kind of involved for a quick little peasant dress, but hopefully she'll get a lot of wear out of it. The fabric was 40% off and I still have some left over. Not bad for under $5.
In keeping with my theme of "I have the very best friends who give me wonderful gifts," we're reading Miracles on Maple Hill, a book I've never heard of that my friend Jayin gave me at co op last week. I can just tell we're all going to love it.
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