Monday, September 14, 2009

Sister DillyDally Comes Home!

Gosh! I can't believe that it has been 10 days since I last posted...once you hear what I've been up to, you'll completely understand! Sister DillyDally arrived in Cordova Tuesday (9/8) for a brief seven day visit...of course had she stayed for a seven week visit, we still would have called it brief! Not only were Mom and Pop DillyDally excited to see her...Teacup was thrilled to have her home!
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.
Pictured above, eating Copper River King salmon the first night home was the "calm before the storm" where Mr. DillyDally and I had her all to ourselves. The dinner was exceptional, but having her at the dinner table was heaven!
Let the activities begin! Here she is with many of her high school Jessica's baby shower! What a beautiful gaggle of 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! 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 overflowed in the oven...made a huge mess...and you wouldn't believe the smoke it created! What a hoot! We're 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 is heaven in your hands! I started it while traveling to Minneapolis in 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 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.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun time it looks like you had! I was just thinking about my trip home and I think that after a fun time like that ends, dillydallying is the best way to find that comfort.