We finally made it out to the field to pick strawberries at one of the local farms just a few miles down the road. It turned out to be a beautiful morning for it and we brought the Mister along with us (for his amusement), kicking off our Father's Day weekend on a "sweet" note. With four of us picking our baskets were full in no time despite all the tasting.
There's nothing quite like that first taste of ripe tart strawberries picked fresh from the field. Oh, and they do wonders for your complexion too, so absolutely no guilt if you accidentally eat too many.
Our package from Club Little House had arrived by the time we got home. (Thank You again Amy for organizing this fun swap!) Grace and I went wild opening all the beautifully wrapped little packages and wasted no time adding our new treasures to the dollhouse. There will be pictures soon. We should wait for everyone else to get their packages so as not to spoil any surprises.
On Friday, I got around to doing something with these raggedy pants that Sarah handed me two weeks ago, requesting that I make patches for them. Actually, I'd already patched one knee, and these were way beyond patching. I would've tossed them, but this was not an option since she apparently adores them. A LOT. And they still fit. So I did what I could with them, which was to cut them off above the knees and add a new hem with a little flourish. Not exactly a new trick or Sunday go-to-meeting, but fine for play and most importantly she's really happy with them. The "belt" on the khaki pair is serged to the side seam and has a little bit of velcro to hold the ties closed, so there's no fussing with ties. I just used scrap materials for these, so there was zero cost. The only downside, is that Sarah now believes her mother can work magic and this morning, I found a broken rubber flip-flop next to my sewing machine. Hmmm...not sure what to do about that!