Here I am nearly finished with Mi Avril, and none too soon, either, since my girlie's birthday is Friday! I will finish it and have it blocked before then, since I have only five more rows of edging before casting off and weaving in the ends. I hope she likes it, my little four year old fashionista!
I am still meandering my way through this installment of the Penderwicks while waiting for the third of The Magicians trilogy to arrive at the library.
This week begins a shift in my mind to our outdoor life. I have been weeding and pruning for several weeks but I today I am planning to get seeds in the garden and sunflowers along the fence and then... and then... my plans are too big and I am paring them down to what I hope will be a manageable size.
Danger of frost appears to be over; we have had weather in the mid-80's this week. Usually I wouldn't think about putting sunflowers in for a few more weeks at least, but I'm placing my bet that it's safe now, at least for flowers. I am going to plant them in a little flower bed across from our dining room window and maybe along the driveway and the idea of seeing bobbing heads of yellow right there all summer makes me smile since I spend so much time in that kitchen/dining room cooking and cleaning. Each of my girls picked out a packet of flower seeds at the shop - pansies, marigolds, sunflowers. I planted each girl's with her individually yesterday afternoon while the warm breeze whipped around us, and that time is a treasure, digging and weeding and planting alongside one another. They fall asleep so quickly in this season with days full of sunshine and running and climbing. I always think fall is my favorite season, until late spring arrives with all it's blustery warm freedom, that is. Sweet, sweet things.
Linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along, as I have each week for the past two years. It is a happy place for me and I hope it is for you, too.