The Botanical Cowl is finished and blocked, ready for gifting. My biggest challenge was finding a maternity top neutral enough to serve as a backdrop for the photos!
Because you might find the entire outfit I was wearing amusing, here’s a full length photo–sort of a behind the scenes peek. I ought to submit it to one of those “what I wore” link ups, right? It’s not that any one part is so bad (not that I can really tell,) it’s just the way it all came together given that I was only worried about my top half in order to photograph the cowl.
Shirt: Very old Old Navy that I wear as a pajama top. Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft. Shorts: Motherhood Maternity from maybe four pregnancies back? Socks: Pintoli Style 1020 Women’s Comfy Compression Socks (you know you want some. They come in four fantastic colors.) Shoes: West Indian by Aurora Shoe Company (nicest things I own.) I am almost at the stage where I need others to buckle them for me. Bracelet: by Sarah. I won’t bother explaining Silas’ clothing complete with holes. I will tell you that he is holding up a dead skink.
We had a full weekend that ended so perfectly. Keats sat up late with me to process a big batch of Dilly beans last night (our first time–followed recipe from Canning for a New Generation) About 11:30 p.m. he remembered his 100 day violin challenge, and ran to get out his violin and practice before midnight. He’s challenging himself to practice his violin for 100 days straight without a reminder. He is my child who needs the most reminding. I worked on the beans while listening to him practice first his violin, and then the piano as well. A large moth landed on the window and I called him to come and see. He saw it, but it flew away before we could identify it. He returned to the piano, I returned to the beans. Everything felt so lovely and cozy, just the way I want our home to be in my kids’ memories one day.