Monday, June 09, 2008


the dress work continues despite the heat. it seems we jumped right into summer over night. i cant say that i am all that disappointed, though it is hot. we had our first real beach day over the weekend. it hit the upper 80's in town so we, along with the masses, went to the beach. eliot had a good time playing in the sand, running like crazy and eating seaweed. he also learned a lot about how to give toys back after taking them.

this is the newest piece of the dress. it will be a lovely poofy addition. i am about 50% done with the test dress, the dress form has gotten its first use and so far has been a useful tool.

I finished the little jacket for eliot's appearance at uncle tim's wedding this weekend. it is linen with a bit of poly mixed in for ease of washing and it doesnt wrinkle as readily as pure linen. i am trying to decide what to do about pants, i dont have quite enough to make him any out of this.

the rosa ragosa are just blooming in the city. it smells so nice. i prefer the smell of the roses to the lilacs but really who can beat a city that smells like roses.

to beat the heat eliot and i have been taking walks to the city pier. it is fun to watch the ferries come and go and yesterday we saw one of the tourist trap schooners sailing around. it did a couple of tacks in front of the dock ticking off a couple of lobster boats and giving the guys that fish off the pier something to laugh at. it is a really beautiful boat, i cant say i would mind going on one of the sunset cruises.

i think i also wouldnt mind moving to one of the islands. if i could move to an island and have sheep and gardens i think i would be happy.


Heather L. said...

Oh what fun to go to the pier and look at the boats! Just a bit envious here. glad the dress is progressing, and that's a lovely jacket for Eliot!

Clara said...

Do you have enough for shorts? That would be cute. A toddler can definitely get away with shorts at a formal event. Maybe with a wide cuff at the bottom of another fabric to make it go further...

capn' Keys said...

I am having a flash back of sheep herding on an "Island"
Not as much fun as you would imagine. Lambs are cute for about a week, and when they get a pail stuck on their head, it can be tricky.
If I see a bag of dried peas in my life time again it will be to soon!

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