The day before Easter I had the realization that though the crocheted dresses for the girls were done, slips would be necessary for underneath. I went to town, hunting through stores and stores only to find that the days of slip wearing girls have long since past and I never got the memo. Everyone I asked raised eyebrows and wondered at the craziness of the curious lady wondering about a (what was it?) slip. Some even laughed. Out loud. So that night I was forced to figure SOMETHING out which led to me converting a tanktop to Adele's slip and a slip of my own into one for Corynn while every now and again glancing up to watch Man of Steel into the wee small hours of the evening/morning.
Easter was a mad dash to get potatoes sliced for scalloping, egg yolks plucked for devilling, French bread rolled for baking, dust bunnies swept and furniture polished for being inviting, chairs brought in for sitting and plastic eggs scattered for finding. We rushed out of church to get home before our guests arrived and to get the oven warmed up in time. Though rushed on the outside, my insides were calm and peaceful. The Lord reigns. Oh death, where is thou sting? He lives.
Needless to say, I got very few pictures of our Easter- only four...of my mom and my brother and my husband-love and the blueberry pie that wasn't quite sweet enough. All other pictures were taken today by a very patient group of children who were told to put on their Easter things so I could take pictures. "And for goodness' sake, don't act cold!"
Even though, of course, it was cold. Very cold, indeed.
This was the pattern I used for the dresses, though a word of warning- opt for a bigger size than you think you'll need and keep adding on rows at the bottom until you get to the length you prefer because the pattern (in my experience anyway) produced much more of a tunic than a dress and was certainly on the small size. I worried that Adele's might not even fit her after it was done!) The bow ties were easy peasy too...I didn't follow a pattern but here is quite a selection of patterns to choose from.
I am not sure what project to get started/finished next and will wait until inspiration strikes. In the meantime, I am busy reading An Everlasting Meal: Coking with Economy and Grace. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.