Dormition, Roses, Wool, Miniatures, and Clouds

Lately it’s been busy and hot. Pretty much the usual. Cloud photography happens more days than not, and sometimes we get a bit of rain. We’re in one of the few small parts of Texas that is not in a drought.

I’ve made a few miniature sweaters. The first two went to Emily, the owner of The Tulip Patch shop in exchange for some hand-carded and scoured wool to use in Waldorf dolls. Mittens was extremely excited to help me open the box. The third sweater (grey striped) is for sale in the shop. You can see more photos and a full description here and here. I’ve worked some more on hand-quilting the blue and green crib quilt (not pictured) and hope to start another priest doll this afternoon.

We celebrated the feast of the Dormition (falling asleep) of the Theotokos last Wednesday. Flowers and herbs are traditionally blessed after that Liturgy. We brought two dozen roses which held up quite well at home for days afterward.

This week Ribby has her last day of orientation before college classes start on the 27th. We’re getting things in place to start our homeschool year as well. Flopsy will be starting a class in choral conducting offered by the OCA department of liturgics and music in September. She’s very excited about that!

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