Anyhow, so last week was layout, which always makes things a little crazy. Then we also had family visiting, so I had some cleaning for that & visiting with them. It was really fun--it's a fun change of pace to have a houseful. We went thrifting & to the park with my SIL Katie & her two girls, and on Saturday I had a baby shower to go to, everyone else (HH, Chick, & 3 of HH's siblings with their kids & spouses) went to Mukilteo park. Then we all hung out here at my place for dinner. Lots of cousins...lots of cousins who didn't really nap.
I got a cool pillowsham to use as fabric ($1) & 7 packs of vintage rickrack & trim ($1.80)Chick hanging out with the big girls... On Sunday we got together again (Well, SIL Jeanne & family & BIL Joe & family--Katie was already down in AZ) to have dinner, but before dinner we walked to a nearby park. I think I am so lucky to be so close to the park. Jeanne has recently discovered Letterboxing, and we found 2 letterboxes in the park. It was so fun! We'll definitely be doing it more & I recommend it. I might even see about doing it on the cruise--I know there are some hidden in Grand Caymon (btw, the cruise isn't until December & it's western Caribbean). In the meantime, if anyone wants to go treasure hunting with us, just let me know! Chick's a bit young, but she likes going for walks at any rate.
Speaking of walks, we've taken a few good ones--I think I've finally gotten to the point of being ready to really exercise. Stay tuned about that....
I did a refashion in the last couple of weeks...I started with a very large tiered skirt with a hole in it. I loved the fabric; it called to me in the thrift store. I knew immediately that it wanted to become a set of impressionistic sundresses for my girls. I have just enough fabric left to make a skirt for Chick in a larger size.I don't have a good picture of Chick in hers, but it's forthcoming, because I'm going to alter a shirt to go with it. Here's Babe, though. She also got matching "panties" that are sewn patchwork style using several scrap pieces. And I made matching bracelets & hair accessories & a pin-on flower to wear in the bodice or to pin up the hemline. I made Chick's dress very full to accomodate TWIRLING. This was my first time shirring, and I'm thrilled that it's so easy. Of course, my lines are wonky, but it works fine with the organic nature of these dresses.
Babe is holding Zoe. Or "Zoe Kiggy" as Chick says. Zoe Kitty has a sister who is black and white and is named Maya Kiggy. They both eat paper & go potty in the potty seat. They like to look out the window at "Kitty" our outside cat, and they like to read the "Cats & Kittens" book with Chick. They are named after the cousins that gave them to us. Thanks, Maya & Zoe, we love them!