{to be 8 and oh, so cute...}

Thanks for the emails and well wishes...I am on the mend.  Had to stop taking the antibiotics because the side effects were really bad.  Hives, heart stuff, dizzy - crazy.  But happy to say the infection is 85% or so better so I'm very happy about that.  What a disaster that whole thing has been. The fountain at the downtown park...the girls love to dip their toes in.  The flowers downtown everywhere are amazing.

The other day, I just wanted to get out a little and so we went for a walk in our downtown area.   We just live 2 minutes from our downtown and the girls love to hang out down there.    First, into Harvest Moon, the coffeehouse.  The day before, SafeAuto had been there filming a commercial.  Our downtown is very historic and cute and so they actually film a fair number of commercials down there and everybody loves the coffeehouse.  Anyway, if you are ever in our downtown , you must get a cup of their hot chocolate.  I don't know what they do to it but it is the BEST ever.  And Jane makes killer french toast bagesl.  All her bagels are great!

We walked over to the fountains.  And then waited for the new dollshop to open.  HannahGrace's Dollhouse .  The girls loved it!  You may just find some Two Peas little girl dresses and matching doll dresses coming there soon - I dropped off a sample with the new owners.  It's a fun stop in town.  Sidewalk chalk outside so they girls can draw and babies to hold.  Too fun.  Then we headed over to the thrift store.  We found an old working typewriter - as the girls said, "just like KIT's!".  Kit Kittredge of course, American Girl.  And an old style school desk.  Both a must for their playhouse.  And I found a green and blue compote dish to hold my bobbins while I'm switching out threads back and forth.  Our total purchase price, $10.  Not bad!

Too cute for their own good!

We sat a bit outside of the barbershop on the corner.  The girls were facinated to peek through the big window and watch the men getting haircuts.  The owner kept smiling at them and waved them inside and gave them each a sucker.  They were absolutely giddy!

I was pretty pooped after that since that was my first day I had been up in several days so we headed home.  Just kicking back and trying to let my body heal and do its thing.  Hope you are enjoying summer!  Don't forget, leave me a comment about your sewing mishaps - you know, skirts and that became shirts, etc.  I'm feeling kind of lonely in my demise - surely, you've had some funny stories to tell, right?  I have to find a photo of a shirt I made when I was 16.  My Mom thought it was wonderful - looking at it now, too funny!  And a dress I wore to Homecoming - classic funny stuff!  I need to find those and share...maybe later.  I feel a nap calling while baby sleeps.


xoxo, Trish