After telling a few ghost stories (edited so we didn't scare the bejesus out of the kids), we all piled into the tent with Weiner Dog and finally, FINALLY after several hours, everyone fell asleep.
Everyone looked like they'd been thrashed by the Jolly Green Giant when we got up. The kids were so tired that they plopped on the couch for movie day with their dad, while I pulled out my new machine and decided to make the smocked top for Scarlett that I had been thinking of. I saw a top like this that used this technique in one of my books, but I had never tried it and also altered the elastic technique just a tad, as well as adding a ruffle to the bottom of the top.
First, I cut out a large rectangle of fabric and made a nice hem along the top by folding down, folding again, pressing and stitching. Then, I pinned the fabric to my ironing board with curved safety pins and used regular pins with heads to stretch out 3 lengths of 1/8" elastic and mark with my disappearing pen where the points should meet up.
She got to pick the first tomato of the year. Thankfully, the squirrels left it alone. It's amazing how destructive those little guys are!