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{7QT} : Spring Has Sprung!

Some rambling thoughts about what’s been going on at the homestead lately……

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One) I’m in a total Spring cleaning mode now that the weather has turned to warm. So much to be done…so little time.

I’ve been making some major headway going through clothing, giving things away, storing out-of-season outfits, and the never-ending swapping to the next size that happens every few months with babies.

I’m also digging in and trying my hand out at sewing some things for the summer months. My friend, Nell, has inspired me with her awesome hand-sewn threads to try out working with jersey fabric this year which I’ve always steered clear of for fear of lighting my machine on fire or something with it. {It’ll probably be something quite less dramatic, I’m sure.} I haven’t stitched anything just yet, but I’ve gathered a few cute fabrics to make the girls pull-over dresses and I might — just might! — try out shorts or leggings too. We’ll see how brave I get.

In those rare moments where the nap gods smile down on me with simultaneous sleepers, I’ve been whipping Evey together some basic skirts. She’s getting quite good at dressing herself these days. Well, I’m actually not allowed to touch anything unless she finds herself completely hopeless, trapped with her head in a sleeve or something similar. Part of that, involves putting on as many pieces of clothing as I will allow for the weather. She likes to slip a skirt on over her pants especially, so I thought I’d give her a little more variety. It’s a good excuse for me to buy as many cute fabrics as I can because I have an easy way to use them. And a girl can never have too many skirts, right?

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Two) While we’re on the topic of stitching, I recently took up embroidery. I’ve done plenty of cross-stitching in my days {although it’s been a while since I’ve whipped up anything…and that may have to do with the awful carpal tunnel I developed with one of the last projects I did while ill one day, ALL DAY}. Knitting has, admittedly, been my poison during the winter months, but I’m not digging it as much with the 80 degree weather. So embroidered tea towels it is. I’m considering stitching some designs onto one of the skirts I’ve made for Evelyn. We’ll see if I get so daring.

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Three) I’ve been a bit quiet here as much of my online time has been devoted to editing the blog over at Blessed is She. We’ve had some beautiful posts on there the past few weeks. Check it out. And while you’re at it, stop by and link up with us on this week’s topic: TRUST. And just when you thought Jenna’s brilliancy couldn’t get any brighter, she comes up with this.  !!!!

Four) We’re in the final countdown weeks until Steve is done with his MPA program. {Can’t wait!!!!} He’s been working so hard and I’m so proud of him. If you could spare an extra prayer or two for him, it would much appreciated. 🙂

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Five) I mentioned this in my last post, but we were slammed with a major bug {or two} this past month. Every one of us ended up at the doctor at some point. And only Lucie made it out without a prescription. The after effects have been hanging on. We are definitely looking forward to better health and warmer weather that, hopefully, comes with the Spring. {Happy Spring Equinox, btw!}

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Six) We veered a little off course from the traditional corned beef and cabbage for St. Paddy’s Day, and went with a hearty Irish lamb stew and soda bread on the side. Personally, I’m all for nixing the former entirely and going with the latter exclusively from now on. It was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. I also tried my hand at making homemade Irish cream. It was quite tasty. Even better the second and third day. Next time, I think I will make it at least 24 hours in advance so the flavors can meld together better.

Seven) Easter is on the horizon. This has been a slow-and-steady Lent. He’s been molding me in ways I was not expecting. I’m excited to start the preparations for Easter. We’re going on a trip to NYC in mid-April for a wedding so I’m trying to gather a few things for the girls’ baskets that will be useful on our trip for entertaining. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post with a few ideas I’ve hatched up. {Pun intended. . . I crack myself up sometimes.} I’m done.


Linking up with the lovely Kelly over at This Ain’t the Lyceum for Friday’s Seven Quick Takes.

2 Thoughts on “{7QT} : Spring Has Sprung!

  1. You crack me up. So sorry about the bug! Way to go on the blog for BIS and you’re so sweet with the shout out 🙂

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