I have created a Pinterest board devoted to all things First Eucharist. And while I know it’s not about the dress (I do, I promise) I’m scouring the internet. I want something classic, that doesn’t look like a wedding gown, and is affordable. I’m finding that I can have two of the three. The dress I love the best is linen, handmade, and $399. It’s a whole lot of money for a dress that will be worn once (maybe twice if a whole lot of other maybes fall into place – like my daughter has a daughter and raises her daughter to be Catholic and wants her to wear the same dress and is the same size) so it won’t happen. But isn’t it beautiful?
Speaking of church, I’ve been thinking about how to observe Lent this year. This journal is on my radar. I’m also thinking about attending daily Mass. I know I’m not giving up sweets. Why Girl Scout cookies always arrive this time of year is beyond me, but I have ordered quite a few from Violet and I know my limitations.
And speaking of pinterest, if you look, I’ve gone Perler bead crazy. We seem to go through spurts in the house and right now we are working with them most every night. Violet made a really amazing star for a friend in different shades of blue. All I could think was that I wish I was better at knitting colorwork, because it would have been an amazing fair isle pattern. I found out after googling for patterns that you can perler bead everything from Christmas ornaments to Disney princesses. I think these chevron necklaces would be adorable for little girl valentines.