It's the beginning. Of Lent. We look ahead to Easter. My mother always shopped for or made Easter dresses for her girls. One year she made a dress like my drawing above. Soft yellow print calico, a tulle skirt, a tie in the back. I can remember many of my Easter dresses, and THIS was my favorite. I like fitted waists even though I have never had a small waist. Ha! I love the reverence suggested by Christmas dresses and Easter dresses, the acknowledgement of "special" and "important".
In the new Simply Knitting (UK) there is an Alan Dart pattern for a gnome! The hands look tricky, but I think I can follow the directions.
Floss is hosting A Pause in Lent again. If you wish to participate, you should pop over and tell her. It's a sweet community and a yearly treat.
Flowers and the earth's bounty do not gather dust or demand a storage spot for long. I've been eating tangelos and the orange peel is so very fire-bright and supple. Why not put one in your bag and give it away today?
I stitched this little piece of cloth over twenty years ago. I still love it. The trumpets. There is something about trumpets. Smile.
What are you dreaming about as you anticipate Easter? Spring? The feeling of eager excitement gives us great HOPE. Hope has no price tag, no payment plan, no heavy burden. Hope is there. I just might ask a few people at school today, "What does the word HOPE make you think about? What comes to mind?"
Thank you so much for stopping in and checking on me.