I'm making progress, I really am. At least I have to tell myself that from time to time to keep on keeping on, because things are feeling a bit sluggish amidst the heat and the to-do list and goodness, do these kids really need to be fed three times a day? Geesh. As you can see, with a great deal of help, I am painting Adelaide's room. Above you can see Necklace Rainbow Magic Candy is making me gooseberry soup, while matching the colors of the walls we're painting with her clothing. As one does.
My pace in the bedroom would likely be picked up if I didn't feel the need to write, or rather draw, a letter for Adelaide each day. But I can't help myself, and knowing her, I know that she's appreciating it. Today, I think, will be the day that we start hearing from her. Thankfully I know the sound of our mailman's truck from a mile away, and I won't miss the arrival of that letter. No, I will not.
In the crafty department, my needles have been busy when my hands are free. I'm really enjoying the start to my Peasy, and even more enjoying this yarn that has a color I can't quite put my finger on. It isn't grey, it isn't purple, it's somewhere perfectly between the two (Snoqualmie Valley Yarn, grape skin dyed).
And in much more adventurous crafting, Calvin and I have begun a sewing project that I'll be sure to tell you more about soon. That is, if we can make it to the end (cross your fingers, will you?). Full-on, tailored pants "just like Dickies Mom, but handmade". Not my forte, not my favorite kind of stitching. But when my fourteen year old son asks to sew with me? There's absolutely no saying no to that. Now if we can just sort out that pant zipper before he outgrows our original measurements, well, then we'll all be very happy.
That, my friends, is what's on my list today, just as soon as I finish my work for the morning, and then make lunch, and oh....there's a whole day ahead of time for these things to keep on progressing!