My Kind of Town Chicago Is
I went to Oregon (Part 1)

Weekending: A Week Behind!

I don't know how that happened... there's a lot of juggling going on around here, though, so let's chalk it up to that.

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I just love the body language in this photo. We have three kitties at our house -- and all three are pretty good at avoiding Junah! He gets so excited when he sees one, though, and Roxie is (always has been) the most tolerant of young children. (Also, wearing Grandpa's hat! He put it on and started to say, "Buh-ba? Buh-ba?")

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One thing led to another on the weekend-before-last, and pretty soon a few hours on a Saturday afternoon at Nona's house turned into a sleep-over with a bonus trip up to Annie's for a visit with the boys and Sunday brunch!

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Good (very early for a Sunday) morning with epic bed-head (the boy needs a haircut soon)!! It was our first sleep-over in about a year, and it went very well.

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Patience for photos with the cousins... not so much. The boys were so excited, though! First they built a fort on their bunkbeds and when Junah wasn't terribly interested, they moved the whole production into the living room. He's still just a bit too young for that type of play... I doubt it'll be long, though.

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Since I was in possession of our Alabama Chanin Swing Skirt kits, there may have been an ulterior motive behind my invitation to brunch! I had even started stitching on mine. Annie's is ochre-on-ochre and that color is DIVINE! Last we spoke, her plan had changed to reverse applique over most of the skirt, with couching on the bottom 6" or so. Whatever she does, it's going to be fabulous!

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It was fun to do some stitching with my sis!!

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Even though I'd practiced the negative reverse applique technique on my swatch, I couldn't wait to see how it was going to look with the actual fabric & colors that I'm using for the skirt. I haven't cut any more than that but am stitching everyday and getting closer to finishing that panel. So exciting!

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I'm also continuing my consultation with Ina Braun regarding my LOLA sweater... measurements, gauge swatch, design elements... we're getting close! My short trip to CA/OR begins on Wednesday and I hope to bring this along as my knitting project. Of course, I'll bring sewing, too.

Comments

AsKatKnits

I love both skirts! I will be excited to see how this unfolds (or cuts out??) as I live vicariously through your stitching!

Carole

I love the photo of Junah with the bed hair! And impromptu sleep overs are the best.

Bonny

You guys are busy! I love that you and Annie are stitching your skirts together - the same, but different. Have a great time knitting, stitching, and traveling!

margene

Both your skirts are going to be spectacular and I'll be interested to see how your Lola works up! Junah, as always, is a hoot!

Mary

Junah packs so much personality into all his body language - I love seeing glimpses of what Charlie might be like in a few more months. and also all your projects. looking forward to living vicariously as you travel the west coast...safe travels!

Kym

Junah is SO sweet. That hair! (And . . . are those Big Boy Pants in that first photo???) Love your skirts!

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