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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Quick Post

I've been missing because of Easter preparations and celebrations. I've actually still been knitting, but haven't finished anything recently. This is just to check in and let you know that I am still here.

For our Paschal feast, we hosted our church again. We made three herb rubbed legs of lamb, one butterflied and grilled and two roasted. We also made pita bread, hummus, baba ghanooj, some rum spiked lemonade and two triple chocolate cheesecakes. My mom made tabbouleh, and folks brought lots of devilled eggs, chips and layered dip, cheese twists, squash stuffed with applesauce, cinnamon, nuts and raisins, stuffed peppers, shortbread apple tart, cinnamon rolls, lots of sodas and sparkling drinks and wine. We had a great time. Even though the ground was sodden, the older kids still set out an Easter egg hunt for the younger kids. We capped off the evening by watching the Incredibles, which Rich and I still had not seen. We loved it!

Amira wore her gorgeous Easter dress, and during nap time ripped off the organza over skirt. So, we cut it the rest of the way off, and she wore it without the overskirt, the bodice still had organza, but it was stitched together with the main fabric and kept attached with embroidery through both layers. I figure we can use it as a veil for her confirmation. I have no idea if we got any pictures of her in it before she destroyed the skirt, even if we did, it would have been with her cape over it. Oh well, she was quite beautiful in it anyway. The boys got to wear their little suits and were also very adorable.

During the movie, we had a little knitting clinic, and I got through the sixth repeat of the lace pattern on the Flower Basket Shawl. Although the pattern only says to do seven repeats, I was planning on nine repeats, but may go to ten before I do the finishing edging.

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