Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Trip to New England

Last Sunday we went to Molly's baptism in Brooklyn.  She was pretty good only protesting once.  Then we left for the New England coast. I could have stayed at Hampton Beach forever. The water was too cold for swimming but the beach was fantastic. We managed to drive through all the New England states.  The weather was perfect and Hubby and I really enjoyed ourselves.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Dress is Finished

I finished Molly's Christening dress.  I only had to clean up one blood spot. As many pins as I used to keep everything from sliding, it is a wonder the dress wasn't pink. I cut up the rest of the wedding dress, washed it and put it away. If she has a boy sometime and has him baptized at 6 months, I will make him a little suit. This dress is just too girly for a 6 month old boy.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Morning in the Garden

Every morning Hubby and I have breakfast on the deck.  We watch the birds and Arnold with his leash trailing behind hunts chipmunks. This morning we sat out there for over two hours as the weather was perfect and after all we are retired and it is Saturday. In that time frame we saw sparrows, goldfinches, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, a ladder back woodpecker, cardinals, a Baltimore Oriole, a humming bird, chickadees, robins, red wing blackbird, purple grackle and a mourning dove. Arnold didn't catch anything although he gave a couple of chipmunks a good chase.  So far this year he has caught 1 chipmunk, 4 moles and a red squirrel. He is not interested in birds, thank goodness.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Making a Christening Dress

We have had company for the last two weeks.  It was great to see the kids and have the grandchildren visit, but the quiet feels good too. Gretel asked me to make Molly's Christening gown for her and upon my Mom's suggestion I am making it out of Gretel's wedding gown. After the initial bout of courage to cut up a wedding gown, I have begun. The dress will be a sheer material on top of a silky material. Everything slips and slides! I waited until everyone was gone to start it and now I have the bodice and the front pleats done, so I think I will take a break.