Happy first day of summer everyone!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your compliments on the Peanut Dresses! I'm thrilled that you like them as much as I do! I'm even more flattered that several people have asked about getting the pattern. So...after some healthy coaxing and encouragement, I'm actually contemplating making the pattern available. My first pattern- really? I'll keep you posted! Thanks again to everyone for your support and encouragement...you have no idea how much I appreciate it. Warm fuzzies all the way around!
Another source of much joy this time of year: cherries!
Rainier cherries, in particular, make me really, really happy. They are so sweet, not to mention pretty, I just love them! My mom also loved them, so naturally, they remind me of her. And anything that reminds me of my mom makes me smile. They're pricey as all get out, but they make me so happy, I will allow myself this seasonal splurge.
Another sign of summer: the first fig on the tree!
This year, I'm making a concerted effort to get to more these before the pesky squirrels and birds (and other possible wildlife we shall not name) that roam around the yard when we're not looking. I'm dying to bake with these! I was never able to last year because I was obviously to slow. I got this recipe for Fig and Plum Cake last fall via, who else, Jess, which I can't wait to try. Also, Julia, I may be bugging you for that fig bar recipe. Mmm... All this, of course, hinges on if I can manage to get to the figs before the critters. (Marnie, I may need to borrow Miss Thea-Purl for the summer!)
I love our fig tree. It's been completely barren during the winter- merely sticks and bare branches. Spring brought the beautiful leaves back, and now it's lush and green again. (Our lawn, however, not so much.) And look- more baby figs!