Monday, July 06, 2009


Hi Knitters,
Thirteen is my lucky number this year. My daughter turned thirteen. She is my sweetest, juiciest peach on earth. Peachy. Every year my dear sister hosts a birthday bash for Peachy at her fantastically old lake house. Since Peachy was very little she has held a great adoration for my sister. Peachy is a shy, quiet girl. She always wanted to quietly stand by my sister and soak in her every move and word. She would want me to tell her things she was too shy to say herself but wanted my sister to know. My sister is a loving aunt and she has always understood Peachy. It is only appropriate for her to host her birthday party every year.

Well, the day was picture perfect. I did some of the above. I swear I saw a dinosaur in those fluffy clouds.
The day ended with a view to remember. Gorgeous.
And in between Peachy opened gifts. She may be thirteen but she is still sporting skinned knees like a little kid. Love that.
She played with cousins galore. Aren't those awesome steps to the lake? My sister got a new shed that you can see at the top of the steps, it's not quite done. It may not seem like a big deal but living on a lake without a garage and four kids, a shed becomes a big deal.
Our little cousin fished while wearing his super-cool Star Wars swimsuit. Heaven.
Bathing beauties had silly fun by the shore.
Peachy and her best buddy lounged lakeside.
Swimming at dusk was magical.
Boys, boys, boys.

Peachy is delicious and I am proud of the teenager she has become.Have a good Monday, Knitters. I am in recovery mode from a hectic holiday weekend as I am sure many of you are as well. You would not believe the state of my house: total, gross, wreck.
best, susie
p.s. I am making a button-fillled mosaic pot for a special someone. I was going to add some other little items on the pot but the buttons overwhelmed me with joy so I am sticking to it, pure and simple. Grout is coming later today. I will share my finished button pot when I am done. Do you remember the mosaic fruit I made ages ago?