peonies and a tooth

The flowers are out! Way ahead of time.  Seems strange, almost everyday I get confused at what time of year it is and think it’s fall already.  Good thing it’s not, because I can’t wait for some summer fun!  I think I’m most excited about going blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry picking.  Hoping to load up the freezer this time, too.

[yes, that’s my sewing scissors, doubles as a peony cutting device, cringe]

Of course the girls discovered that the peonies were indeed blooming already!  In the past I’ve never really cut many to put inside and enjoy, but this year I’m cutting away!  They only last so long before it’s over, and the smell, it fills up my whole kitchen!  Of course Emily cut her first stems about 1″ long, ha.  I rescued them and put them in a shallow bowl.

[of course the beagle had to get a piece of the action too]

On a not so similar note, the same day we cut the peonies, was the day after Natalie lost her first tooth.  Had to document the occasion.  She pulled it out during math time at kindergarten (she must have been bored).  It’s kind of scary how fast they’re growing up.  These little milestones keep passing by so quick.

kids clothes

voile pierrot top

I was oh so lucky to get this lovely Pierrot Tunic pattern from Rae.  Seriously people, she puts out amazing patterns, great shapes, thorough, and so perfectly detailed (but not overly detailed so it’s like a novel kind of detailed, just the right amount).  And even if I didn’t think she was completely amazing (which I totally do), I would tell everyone to buy her patterns anyway.

So I had to cut up some voile (Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner) I had laying around.  Natalie first thought she wanted a dress, so I cut her a dress and by the time we were finished, it morphed a swingy comfy top with pockets sans ruffle (guess she has the right to change her mind, ha).  I felt slightly guilty cutting off the dress part, but those scraps will get used some way or another.

She actually likes the top, I think mostly because I kept having her try it on and tell me what she liked about it or what she wanted changed.  It was kind of fun!  I begged her to let me put on the pockets though, I couldn’t help myself.

That’s all for now!