Kysa was so excited that it was impossible for her to sit or stand still...we attempted many photos...all of them were blurry...this is the best we could do. We adopted Kysa from the shelter as a puppy, seven years ago...that was when Sister left for college...hee-hee...we refer to her as Sister's replacement!
Sister chose this week to visit for many reasons...while here the following activities were scheduled:
- Her friend, Jessica's baby shower.
- A friend, Mandy's wedding shower.
- Mandy's Bachelorette Party.
- Mandy and Tyson's Wedding.
- Sister DillyDally's 26th Birthday.
Let the activities begin! Here she is with many of her high school friends...at Jessica's baby shower! What a beautiful gaggle of girls...it has been such an honor to watch them grow into the amazing women they are today! These girls have giggled their way through just about everything! It was so fun watching them catch up with one another...they just pick up right where they left off. True kindred spirits!
This is a jellyroll that Sister and I picked out while I was visiting her in Minneapolis. It is called Sss-Silly Safari by Cheri Strole for Moda. After my bus tour, we returned to Blue Bamboo and purchased this and the coordinating border fabric. We had such a great time talking about the many memories we had with Jessica and both agreed that her baby needed a "wild" quilt...none of this pastel stuff!
And...here it is as she opened it! It is wild! It should entertain that baby for hours! We all look forward to meeting this baby in December! What fun!
Here is Sister DillyDally with her favorite childhood birthday cake...Strawberry! It is our first gluten free version...what an experiment...it overflowed in the oven...made a huge mess...and you wouldn't believe the smoke it created! What a hoot! We're learning...it has been both an education and fun!
This is the sweater I knit for her birthday gift. It is a pattern published by Noro in a book called Designer Mini Knits by Jenny Watson. The book is filled with multiple patterns perfect for the "20 somethings" or those who still feel like they're in their 20's. :) The yarn is also by Noro and is called Kochoran. The fiber content is 50% wool, 30% angora and 20%silk...and yes...it is heaven in your hands! I started it while traveling to Minneapolis in August...it is a quick knit...gauge is 4 stitches to the inch. The buttons are authentic mother of pearl purchased at our local yarn shop, The Net Loft! It was a joy to knit...and no...I don't say that about every knitting project! :)
The week just went by too fast...it was fun and packed with terrific memories...I can't even think about the distance between us...or the length of time before I'll be with her again...separation is so difficult...I will seek solace in dillydallying. May dillydallying bring you comfort too.