My sweet Jamie turned 21 last week. This is the child I very consciously tried to slowdown for and enjoy every minute (the boys just went by too quickly and they were grown up before I knew). And still here we are: she’s all grown up and it went by way to fast.
We had a family get-together over the weekend to celebrate her birthday – everybody is so busy during the week it’s hard to plan time together. She wanted something simple… just tacos and burritos. Not even a birthday cake… all she wanted was a big bowl of tapioca.
A while back she had wanted me to knit her a sweater. She found the yarn she wanted, but there wasn’t enough of it and although we kept hunting for it we were not able to find any more. She then seemed to forget about it. Lucky me, one of my friends pointed me out to a new-to-me yarn store and, sure enough, they had the yarn Jamie had been wanting.
So I actually have been knitting over the past to weeks. I was going to blog about it and then discovered that Jamie actually comes in here and reads my posts. So I’m glad I kept quiet about it until the sweater was actually finished:
And here’s my Jamie, wearing her new sweater and wondering if she can really handle that big bowl of tapioca! (-: I hadn’t realized her hair has grown so long it covers up her clothes. So you’ll just have to trust me. The sweater is quite flattering – she always looks nice.
I then found some time over the weekend to do a little sewing. I made a bag with these lovely fabrics I had been saving up for a project just like this one. Just love it!
And a couple of my Ultimate “Anything” Case – these are gifts. I really, really, really like this case. Hmmm… I think I’m going to include it in a workshop I will be giving on bags and totes.