Thursday, July 28, 2011

For Goodness Snakes!

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.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

That is just the cutest snake I've ever seen! Even I could grow to love this one.
I hope you have better weather in the east. My sister is visiting in Nova Scotia right now and they've had below normal temps too.
Seems it's only the central US and Canada that are baking.

Susan said...

Great snake....... I agree, I would not want to sew up a seam that long....

Hope you have a grand time in Chicago. I think it might be a bit warmer though than in the 80's

Dee said...

I think the snake will be perfectly received. ;-)

And Sophie and her prince look absolutely adroable!

Rian said...

Oh what a great snake! David is sure to love it.

Sophie and the frog--what a wonderful picture. She's lovely.

Glad you are enjoying some glorious weather.

Lynn said...

Terrific snake! Pretty flowers, love that shade of pink. that's a spunky little princess holding a frog!

Dorothy said...

The snake is absolutely perfect and I know will be a big hit! And I love the princess and the frog. That is one adorable picture. Have fun on your trip, but stay cool.

hakucho said...

Awesome snake! I bet he'll LOVE it :)Your clematis is gorgeous!

Barbara C said...

That's a great snake! I'll have to make note of the pattern for my step-grandchildren. Enjoy your trip. You'll probably get some summer weather.

Merry said...

That Astilbe is so beautiful...I don't think I have ever seen that before. What a terrific snake you have created any boy would surely love that. I am glad however it is in Chicago as I am not too keen on snakes even toy ones.

Janet said...

The snake is so cute, he's sure to be a hit. Have a safe trip.

Cat said...

Fantastic snake! I bet that will be received with a giant smile!

Did the princess kiss the frog?

Lovely Clematis and Astilbe!!

Linda said...

Awesome snake...I think it will be well received!! Love the Sophia photo...how sweet!I think yours is the only area that isn't heating up ...we are at about normal...but the rest of the country...oh my...too hot and humid...I hope the temps are too hot for you in Chicago!

Susan Elliott said...

Your Astilbe looks beautiful and bushy. Makes mine look like the starving cousins from Africa...