Summer Solstice

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Summer has officially started at our house.  The girls got out of school Friday and we had a great weekend swimming, gardening, crafting and relaxing.  They both had great years and I am so proud of them. I hope they can really soak up the summer and recharge.  The garden is all planted. Finally.  We decided to hold off on building the raised beds this year because we needed to get the plants in the ground and we just didn’t have the time.  That’s OK.  I’m really happy with how everything looks and it always feels good be on top of the weeds – no matter how short-lived that might be. 🙂

We have three huge rhubarb plants in our yard.  I need to figure out some more rhubarb recipes because YUM.  This pie was gone in no time.  Everyone loves it.  For the past two years I have used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen.  In her improved version, she uses tapioca but I use 1/4 of cornstarch and don’t find it too runny at all.  It’s perfectly sweet and tart.

I am almost done with my Beach Tank.  I attempted to do the KAL  and didn’t make the Memorial Day deadline but I am committed to having it for the 4th of July.  Never have I ever enjoyed  knitting something as much as this.  The yarns she recommended are just so soft and squishy.  I used Wool and the Gang’s Shiny Happy Cotton and Shibui Knits Staccato.  Details can be found on my Ravelry page.  I can’t wait to finish this up and wear it.

Finally, this washed stack from my stash is destined to become skirts for me and the girls. More on that soon. xo




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