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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Project Sweetheart

I know that it's now May, and as we found out yesterday, the heat of Wisconsin's summer is drawing closer. Most people are embracing the nicer temperatures and being able to have the windows open. I however feel a pang of sadness. Why? Not because I don't love having my windows open....not because I don't love hanging sheets on the clothesline to dry and then get into a nice, fresh smelling, my sadness comes from no one needing sweaters or hats or scarves for a few months. I really didn't know what I was going to do for the months that Wisconsin will be sweltering...but then I decided to heck with it. To heck with what people might say or think. I will make sweaters and hats and scarves, and if anyone scoffs at me in July then they shall be cold in December. Okay, not really, because if I hoarded everything I make then you would see me on that TLC show and there would probably be about 100 cats roaming around through the piles and piles of fiber and empty propel bottles. So the point of this ramble is to say that I am making sweaters and embroidering little hearts on them for the girls and some kind of boy-ish, masculine, perhaps space alien creature for the boys. My hope is that I will still be able to stock pile some comfort wraps for the foster care kids and once in awhile turn out a cute hat or other small accessory for instant gratification. I've been finding myself really drawn to merino lately. I just love the way it feels on my hands and the way it works up. Perfect for instant gratification projects indeed. 
Life in the Suiter household has been crazy busy, as usual, but we are happy. Julie and Daniel and I went out for ice cream and had a nice talk on the drive. The mom van is finally home and as much as I hate to admit it, I had missed it. The expedition was nice but 13 miles to the gallon when gas is almost 4 dollars a gallon was definitely not agreeing with my check book. We got our blizzards (midnight truffle for me, m&m for Daniel, brownie batter for Jules, and we got our favorite firefighter an oreo blizzard to cool him down when he got home from a fire call)  and talked about how excited she was for her field trip to a farm today. Then we figured out how many days were left until her birthday. She is getting so excited. She doesn't know of course, but she is getting an upgraded, brand new nintendo DS for her birthday. I can't wait to give it to her. We will get her some new games, too, but I just know she's going to love it. 
Holy buckets was it ever hot here yesterday. It was so humid and steamy. Very yucky. It gave us the perfect excuse to go out for ice cream, but it also induced a pretty nasty headache for Julie. I felt so bad for her. She cried and didn't want to take any tylenol for fear that it would "taste yucky" but eventually I did get her to take it and then I got her in the shower and that seemed to help relax her enough to fall asleep. She woke up good as new this morning and ready to go to school and go on her field trip. 
It's been about a half hour since I have had yarn in my hands, so I'm getting a little anxious. I must go make more stitches. Be well, everyone!

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