Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WIP Wednesday

Summer days are here, at least in the life of a stay-at-home mom. Here at the SheepishOne home, our summertime daily temps are an average of 95˚F. Playing outside is not exactly fun. As much as I'd love to camp out poolside for much of the day, three young children make that just a teensy tiny bit impossible. Maybe once everyone's out of floaties and eminent drowning danger, I could swing a full day at the pool...

So, school's out, and we've begun our craft planning. Things on our to do list include: freezer paper stenciling, friendship bracelet making, tie-dyeing, clothes making, clothes making, more clothes making, knitting, and possibly embroidery. We'll still go to the beach, visit the aquarium, read some books, go to the pool, and just relax, but I'm looking most forward to the crafting.

My recent crafting endeavors:

Knitting the Juliet Scarf.

Ripping out the work (more than once) on my Sweetpea sock.

Frogging an entire pair of socks that I just didn't love.


Stashing fabric and patterns for aprons and skirts.

Summertime also translates into "Hardly See My Daddy Season" chez SheepishOne. The man of the house is a firefighter, and with an especially dry fall and winter like this year, our fire danger conditions here in California are high. The man just got home last night from his first wildfire of the year. He was gone for six days. We made it through this stint better than we have during others, but for my children, who are used to their dad being at work for 48 hours, then home for 96 hours, there is nothing better than the news that the man is on his way home.

12 comments:

kim said...

I love that little scarf. It is so dainty and delicate, and the flower adds just the right touch.

Your sidewalk chalk picture is precious. So glad Daddy is back home safe and sound.

Kaet said...

that sidewalk chalk drawing is so touching! glad that he is home where he belongs safe and sound!
sounds like a great summer line-up! and the WIPs look fantastic!

Natalie said...

Yay for daddy being home! I love your to-do list!

tiennie said...

I love that chalk drawing. I hope it is a safe fire season for you all.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Gorgeous scarf! And can't wait to see the aprons and skirt that emerge from that pretty fabric!! Here's to a happy happy summer!

Hege said...

What a lovely way to welcome daddy home.
Love that picture!

Hilary said...

It sounds like you have a very fun summer ahead of you! The fabrics are GORGEOUS. I hope your hubby doesn't have to be gone too much, though. :(

Philigry said...

so sweet, i love the message to daddy. happy summer, and happy knitting and sewing! I wish all of us crafty types lived on the same street!

Sandy said...

Are there any openings at chez sheepish one? Because I know I would have a wonderful summer there with all that stuff planned. It sounds fabulous!
And what a sweet welcome home to Daddy.

peaknits said...

What a great post! You have some great projects on tap - I have material washed and ironed for that Emmaline Apron too! Thank you for the good links too! And welcome home dad!

a friend to knit with said...

first of all....the sweetest welcome home, ever....so glad he is home safely.
i LOVE your summer list. i just want to find that fabric, come over with my sewing machine, and make aprons. the kids could make their friendship bracelets, and play in the sprinkler. doesn't that sound like a perfect afternoon?!!

wishiwerebuffy said...

Glad the man is coming home. What a sweet picture.