the cold virus that has plagued baby & me has finally moved on and took with it the last remnants of winter. if you are not familiar with the weather in virginia, it has the ability to shift rather abruptly. just one week ago it was frigid cold and snowed about six inches. this week has been in the mid to high 50's. it can be problematic if you, like me, suffer from horrible sinus headaches with drastic shifts in the weather.
now that all traces of snow have disappeared and i have nearly finished all of the monotonous daily tasks that piled up while i was ill, baby & i spent the day (part of it, at least) playing outside. after being cooped up in the house for so long, it felt close to miraculous just sitting out in the mild sun with the wind gently brushing our faces.
my lit'le one is able to move where she wants on her own now and playing outside has taken a new and delightful turn. now i let her lead where she wants to go and what she wants to play with. today she collected a few items and had the grandest time exploring with them. the tiny pine cones were far and above her favorites and she attempted quite a few times to coax me into taste testing them (which i politely declined). my fingers are crossed that the weather will hold.
as for the mimics on my work table, i have not been able to spend a substantial amount of time on them this week. i have come to the conclusion that i will need to re-make their legs and possibly their arms. the current design of the limbs doesn't quite give the dolls the right balance and they are just not sturdy enough when in a sitting position for my comfort. tomorrow i will go back to the drawing board and create a new pattern. i'll post an update as soon as there is something to show.