A moment to breathe. End of the school year activities have kept me on the go during the past two weeks: costumes had to be obtained, my son's circus school show was held in the big circus tent (yes, he goes to circus school on his day off from regular school...awwww!), followed by his regular school's kermesse and pageant, new glasses were obtained for the boy (I'm solely responsible for his slight case of myopia), a wedding was attended, social lunches and coffees (including a visit to a private sale at a hat "atelier" with a hat-making friend where I obtained the cutest and floppiest linen hat EVER) were enjoyed and it looks like things are finally winding down in time for the summer break. Oh, wait. I almost forgot to mention this little surprise Monsieur Le Hubby got for me:
Remember when you were a kid and on Christmas morning you'd get all bent out of shape when you saw that the bike you were wanting the whole entire year was under the tree? All sparkly and shining and waiting for you to ride it around the block? Well, I got bent out of shape like that when I saw that my husband got me my first grown up brand spankin' new sewing machine. It's just a starter machine, but it sure feels like a big step up from that little Singer electric toy sewing machine that my mother got for me when I was a kid. And I can hardly wait to start using it! This, my friends, will be the summer I learn how to sew like a big girl.
And guess what: A finished knitted object is soon to come! During my free time I managed to complete the project I worked on while I was in Paris and yesterday afternoon I finally got the buttons for it. Not sure which project I'm talking about? Well, let me give you a teaser photo:
And speaking of Paris, I've got a couple of slideshows still waiting in the wings. In the meantime, and because I'm being such a tease, let me show you a photo of the little ladybug I got (at almost half the asking price, to boot) in a flea market in Paris. [Click to see in popup
.] I love this little ladybug! I got it so I could wear it on my denim jacket à la fab Bonne Marie of ChicKnits
. Cute, eh?
*Yeah, yeah. Such a 'ho for the tubular cast-on. The method I used for this particular piece is the one described in Big Book of Knitting