I'm hoping we've finally turned the corner on springtime – do two good days count? Sunday was absolutely glorious, followed by two days of cold and rain, followed by another glorious day today. Mid 60's and sunshine! However, considering the weather in the rest of the country, we have no right to complain about our record-setting cold spring so far.
On Sunday we headed down to Snohomish to celebrate Isobel's and hubby's birthdays. Isobel was a little annoyed that we were not celebrating on her actual birthday, which was yesterday. So she called the party her "pretend birthday party". The party was held in the local park and it was picture perfect weather!
Hubby is also annoyed that he is now of Social Security age, but is comforted in the fact that I will join him later this year. Isboel gave him a coffee cup that she decorated herself – "Happy Brthday, Love, Isobel". Priceless!
Our present to Isobel was a science kit. As soon as she got home she put on her lab coat and started experimenting:
Isobel's Auntie Ling bought her a bicycle, which required some adjustments from Grandpa:
My etsy shop has been quite busy! In fact, I had to get busy and restock since I had sold so many items. I am having so much fun making these little bags. I just restocked yesterday:
They can be customized with any color or initial. I'll be putting up a section for special ordering these, but if anyone's interested before then, just email me. This set is going to be a shower gift for a friend from church. I also discovered that the smaller bag can be made from a fat quarter. So I dived into my fabric stash and found some fat quarters that had been languishing because I couldn't figure out what to do with them. These bags will be coming soon!
Lest you think I've abandoned knitting, I can assure you that I've actually got quite a bit done in the last two weeks. However, none of it is particularly photo-worthy. I finished one of the fronts on hubby's Cambridge Cardigan and am busily working away on the last clue of the In Dreams Shawl. There is no way I'm going to try to spread it out on the needle to try and get a picture. It's pretty crammed on there! This particular clue has 1600 beads!!
This weekend we'll be having the girls with us. Abby's sister and two kids fly back to Japan on Friday, so we'll be giving her a bit of a break. If the weather's nice we'll probably spend a great deal of it outside. One can only dream!
Oh, and I almost forgot. My random number generator (aka hubby) picked out a number and the lucky winner of my blog contest was JoLynn. JoLynn is almost local – she lives over on the mainland and we occasionally run into each other. She was in our class with Cookie A. Congratulations JoLynn! She has already picked out her prize and it is winging its way to her.