I often suffer from severe indecisiveness when planning a sewing project. I talked a bit about this before. It’s ridiculous. I wasted precious sewing time vacillating between fabrics for this dress, before finally settling on the one from Sevenberry (so hard to find on line!) purchased a while back at bolt. I used the same pattern last year but this version has a cap sleeve rather than the flutter sleeve. I think I made the right choice! Next up is how best to use the voile I just bought…
Last week Lauren stayed home from school with a little fever and cough.
She really needed to get extra rest but the weather was so beautiful it
seemed a shame to stay inside in bed, so I let her lay down in the
hammock. She brought out her pillow and our favorite blanket and she
fell asleep for two hours. It was such a sweet and peaceful scene.
For much of the year, I fantasize about cutting down the lilac tree in our back yard. The trunk and branches are so old and gnarly and really, the leaves aren’t very interesting throughout the summer. And it casts too much shade over what would otherwise be a perfect location for a vegetable garden. I think often and out loud of replacing it with a Japanese Maple, Honey Locust or Forest Pansy Redbud. But every spring, when we enjoy two weeks of spectacular, fragrant flowers, I decide it can stay. We currently have five vases of varying sizes holding lilacs throughout our home, making every room smell so very fresh.
Lilacs are nostalgic for me too. There was a row of them in the
backyard of our house when I was a kid. We had a zipline running
alongside this lilac “hedge” and I remember inhaling the smell as I
flew through the air from one end to the other.
And they’re so beautifully old-fashioned. They remind me of drying lines, doilies and ice tea.