Before my mammoth knitting session I finished L's geranium dress, really pleased with it. Loving the little cap sleeves, perfect to protect little shoulders from the sun.
Taking Anna's idea and used some left over fabric to make a little dress for her doll, I used a dolls pattern I already had.
Reading and enjoying Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, it covers her story starting as a child and being allowed into her fathers lab, the struggle to get her own lab, getting funding and lots of interesting stories and facts in between. Her friendship with Bill, lots of botany facts, she writes in such an engaging way about her determination to succeed, as well as her passion for botany. There is a lovely part where she talks about her favourite tree from her childhood, not sure if my children have a favourite tree but I do have fond memories of the willow trees at my junior school. There were two of them at the edge of the school field on a slope and during the summer months our teacher would take us outside to sit under the trees while she read to us, can remember watching the branches move in the breeze and seeing glimpses of the sky. Had a library notice to say that The Kabul Beauty School was in, so this will be my next read, having thoroughly enjoyed the Little Coffee Shop, can't wait to start this one.
The girls have been busy studying the rainforest, m has been working on deforestation and L is enjoying learning lots about all the different animals. This week hoping to look at the Amazon river and explore the different parts of a river.
Garden is doing well, have lots of baby pea pods, flowers on the tomatoes and today planted out lots of sunflowers after I finished putting a second coat of paint on the shed.