My project for David is finally finished and by the time you read this will have slithered to Chicago. Last March I told David to pick out an animal from Kath Dalment's World of Toys book, and this critter was his choice. I adapted the pattern for double-point needles because I could not imagine sewing up such a long seam. Do you think it'll pass inspection?
After an absolutely gorgeous weekend, we have rain today and the temperatures are back in the low sixties. Last week the paper announced that we have had 78 minutes of summer, meaning temps in the eighties. I suppose that changed a bit yesterday, but all in all our weather has been strangely cool, and many plants are way behind schedule. However, our clematis has given us a grand surprise with two beautiful blossoms and another bud that is yet to open. For a long time this spring we thought it was the victim of our weird winter, or that we hadn't planted it right last summer. Fooled us, it did!
The astilbe is very nice this year, too!
And while we're talking about "pink things," here's the latest Sophia-picture. Do you suppose that's a prince in disguise? I will let you know upon further investigation.
Meanwhile I need to finish packing. We are heading east except for Carl who is staying behind to watch the cats/house and Brent and Catherine who are preparing to move.