Friday, April 18, 2008

#23

The operative word around here this past week has been Passover. Various items have been scrubbed, dusted, and put away, while other, just for Passover things have come down off the high shelf. Probably most notable is that we polished the silver. Not that we own a lot of silver, but we do have silver candlesticks, kiddush cups and a silver tray that the aforementioned items sit on. And here's the kicker, we only polish the silver twice a year.


That makes for a very satisfying experience. So much so that as I was working away at my incredibly tarnished candlesticks Abi asked if she could help. She wanted in on transforming the somewhat brownish items into gleaming silver.


Much as I dread the cleaning, I do really enjoy the way everything(refrigerator, oven, pantry) sparkle in preparation for Passover.
Cleaning for Passover, however, is not exclusive to our family. It's the subject of many conversataions in the weeks leading up to the holiday. But there is one tradition that I'm not sure everyone follows. In our family, part of preparing for this holiday is making something new to wear at the seder. My two older girls aren't as into this as they used to be, but luckily I still have a ten year old and she's more than happy to indulge me. What's more, she's willing to model her new something so that I can show it off here.


After we were done polishing the silver, Abi changed into the skirt I made her yesterday.


She seemed especially happy that I used some of my own hand dyed fabric for her skirt. Needless to say the bigger her smile got, the bigger mine became. After a few pictures our collective joy became pretty obvious.


Happy Weekend and Chag Sameach!!

11 comments:

iknitipurl said...

That is such a beautiful skirt. Love the fabric as always.

Happy Passover!

Kineret WillowGreene said...

Chag Sameach! I love your tradition of making something new to wear. How wonderful!

Robin Ferrier said...

Hi Malka, Happy Passover to you too (a little late)! I've wanted to contact you about some of your techniques with fabric, but could not find you e-mail address. Would you please contact me? Thanks! Robin

malae@hawaii.rr.com

susan said...

what a kool skirt! she does look happy indeed...literally jumping for joy!

textile_fetish said...

Danny Seo posted a really neat way to polish silver. It was pretty much hands-off. His site doesn't have a search feature, but I found it here - http://www.pinkofperfection.com/2007/11/practically-free-diy-silver-polish.php

bettyninja said...

Great skirt. Love the color

knittydirtygirl said...

Oh you are so talented. Nothing makes me happier than making handmade things out of handmade things.

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Happy Passover! My silver wishes it lived at your house. So shiny!

Tamar said...

Chag same'ach! I hope you had a wonderful seder (or two). I love your Passover sewing tradition - I tried to start something similar, but knitting, what was I thinking? Next year it will be sewing instead. Maybe a coat with two pockets, like in the song?

cyn the win said...

gorgeous skirt!

i'm so glad i bought a wee smidge of this fabric. this pieces are going into a queen quilt for my bed. i'll show you once it's done.

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Darling girl and darling skirt!
Dawn