Before I get to the making and growing, I want to report that my sternum and clavicle are healing wonderfully. Thank you for the well wishing. A dear old friend, who is a healing touch practitioner, was kind enough to offer up her services last week. This was my first time having any kind of energy work done, and it was an amazing experience. There has to be some profound meaning in breaking your heart center. Does there not? I felt light, open and vibrant, something that has been overshadowed by the stresses of moving, selling houses and resettling twice over the last year and a half. She also gave me a lovely message from my father who passed away over 17 years ago. I don't know if any of you believe in that sort of thing or not, but she was spot on with things that were not possible for her to know.
While I was down and out, and before I decided I wasn't very good at being a non-moving patient, I ordered up some of the loveliest yarn and fabrics. First is this cotton lawn line of sweet prints, Sleeping Porch Lawn by Heather Ross. It is soft, light and perfect for spring and summer dresses. I made the Citronille Marie dress for Violet this past rainy Saturday. This dress should have seriously taken me two hours tops, instead it took me half a day of trying to translate French to English online and some heavy seam ripping, once I finally found the seam ripper. Good thing Downton Abbey is on Amazon Prime. I finished it up Sunday morning fairly quickly and without any more hiccups. I guess 3 years of French over two decades ago is insufficient. I heard today from Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, where I originally purchased the pattern, via Instagram that they now include an English translation for this particular pattern. Yeah, hook me up with that asap! It is a super sweet pattern and I can't wait to make more for Violet and Sunny. So glad I powered through the pattern and refrained from chucking my machine out the back door.
Second, is the beautiful green yarn that Jules at A Little Crafty Nest creates over at Wool Maiden. I bought some of her Guinnevere yarn in the nettles colorway. It is a dk weight wool/silk blend and it is super dreamy to knit with! We are all a little jealous that it is going to Violet, who seems to like to warm up with it in the morning even though I still need to get buttons. It was the perfect yarn for the new knitting pattern that I'm working on. The pattern will be ready for release shortly(next week I'm hoping!) and is a cardigan in kids sizes nb-12. Plans for the pullover and adult versions are coming soon after. The other test knit for the pattern is with Quince and Co. Phoebe yarn in mercury. Love the variation of greys and blues. The softness will be just the right thing to wear over tees and dresses this spring. Or under dresses while putting on Cinderella-like plays on the back deck.
I have also been starting lots of tomatoes, eggplant, herbs and peppers indoors. This is the first year in nearly 15 years that I won't have a substantial garden, being that we have a short term lease, so I am helping out at a local farm that offers farm classes for kids. I am helping out with the garden portion of the homeschool class and also working with the garden manager growing food for the owners homestead. I may or may not have been out there, instead of taking it easy and healing at home. Like I said already, I'm not the best patient.
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