Yesterday morning, as Mike was getting the dogs up, he called me to see the rainbow, the “old-fashioned” kind that actually arched the sky. I spent several minutes taking pictures before it began to rain.
Weatherwise, it was one of those spring days we so often see in March – periods of sun and clouds, rain and sun, and WIND. Big gusts of wind seemed to hit here and there from out of nowhere. In fact, Mike reported that during his afternoon bicycle ride he was broadsided by a blast of wind that blew him right over. I tell him he needs to put a little weight, but it’s no laughing matter. With his feet clipped into the pedals, he went over, bike and all. And while he had no scratches and bruises and was otherwise unscathed, he probably tweaked his back.
And today hasn’t been a lot better. In fact, just before noon I heard a distant “bang,” and then we were without electricity for several hours. My machine was embroidering at the time, and I worried that it might have sustained damage, but apparently it’s all right. It’s chugging away again.
The weekend promises to be quiet – and wet. Monday we’ll meet the plumber at the farmhouse to tackle our plumbing woes. I see serious housecleaning in my future upon completion of that work. That’s not a bad thing. I’d just rather do something else . . .
. . . like make doll clothes. This Easter outfit, modeled here by “Shirley Anne, American Farm Girl,” has now shipped to a little girl from “Great-Great-Auntie’s Scrap Bin.” The pattern is a favorite of mine from “Jelly Bean Soup Designs” through Pixie Faire. The fabric was left over from a pillowcase I made years ago. Underpants were essential for modesty. The shoes are a machine embroidery design with antique buttons from my mother’s button box. What? No Easter bonnet? Not this year. The bonnet, also machine embroidery, came to naught, but I’ll try again – and soon.
Chris, my almost lifelong friend, and I have recently enjoyed renewing our childhood interest in dolls and sharing notes and tips on dolls and doll clothes. See her collection here. The collaboration is wonderful because it’s the sharing of ideas and within that, we each do our own thing. KW