Okay, well. So much for sewing week. All of my plans were torn asunder by the delightful surprise arrival of Lindsay! I just about keeled over from excitement. Needless to say, sewing plans were thrown to the side while I hung out with my big girl. I did finish one more little dress for Kit.
It's based on the pillowcase dress pattern from the Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause book by my dear friend Jade. Since I do not have a stash of vintage pillowcases, I amended it by using 1/2 yard of fabric that was leftover from the "I'm a kid too!" skirt that I made for myself. We're rocking the matchy. This is such a quick and easy and cheap and adorable way to clothe a little girl. I want to pull out a bunch of 1/2 yard cuts and make a whole bunch of them. Especially now that we're getting glimmers of it being warm enough for her to wear them for a few days. I'm planning another sewing marathon this weekend to make up for my abandonment of the challenge.
Since Linz was here for a few days, we had to go visit my grandma and surprise her too. I took what is sure to be a classic family photo.
Someone was not enthused about having pictures taken. There were rocks to throw. I have a series of outtakes (seriously - this was the best one) from this little visit that are priceless.
Speaking of priceless, today was the first day that our new chickens got to play outdoors. They were out all afternoon and had the Best Time Ever. I took 250 pictures, which may have been a bit excessive.
They'll be out again tomorrow and Friday while the sun shines. We plan to finish the coop over Memorial weekend and get them out of the garage, which will be awesome. It was too much fun to be outside with them today and watch them explore the big world out there. It's so hard to believe that this was them 7 weeks ago.
I'm astonished at how tame they are and I'll credit Gunnar, aka The Chickener.
That boy loves his chickens.
Hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods. There have been some serious behind the scenes stresses around here but we're seeing the end of it now and things are looking up. I'm going to enjoy the sunshine and my family and our many blessings.
See you tomorrow with some bacon biscuits.