Hello and welcome to a new week friends! Here’s what’s happening at Stone Cottage.
Just a few rows of knitting got done yesterday, (sweet, quiet knitting,) because in addtion to all the normal activities, our family met my husband’s family for dinner to celebrate a sweet niece’s birthday. It was very nice.
All the way home I marveled the sunset, that started a bright, beautiful orange, and ended with a delicate pink glow across the entire horizon.
Late in the evening, water, plums, and jars were put on the heat and left a while to boil.
I’ve been excited about the book Stitches From the Garden since I found it on Amazon. I pre-ordered it, I think months ago, and it finally arrived. I can’t wait to stitch this pillow and other projects in the book.
Below is where I’ve been crafting during the hot afternoons. The room is shaded by the front porch, but I can see the sunshine and it’s cool and relaxing here. One day, when the quilt I’m using on the table was taken by one of the boys, I grabbed a tablecloth instead, and it kept sliding off the table while I worked. Once, all my cross-stitching threads that I was sorting went down with it. The next day I set out the quilt again. It feels very nice to work on, and stays in place.
Although I haven’t gotten very far, I am in agreement with other sweet ladies who have started this project. It is so enjoyable and relaxing to work on. I did have to buy a crafting light to see where these little x’s go however, and one with a magnifier to boot, but I so love the tiny needle work.
Then, there is the jelly. Lots of jelly! We still have a ten gallon bucket of fruit to process, and more on the tree, that we think we’ll try to pick and use as well. I love to give jelly to family and friends, so I’ll make as much as possible. I had forgotten how much work it was, but well worth it. Of course it may not have felt like work if I wasn’t making it past midnight! I’ve been known to stay up late to extend a day. Some days just feel too precious to give up on.
Do you recognize the Taproot art? I love how the magazine includes framable artwork. I need to renew my subscription, and after seeing their homepage as I write this, I might do it today:)
There are twenty-eight jars so far. I love to hear the pop as each jar becomes sealed. When I went off to bed, there was one jar that was still not sealed. Right before I climbed in bed, way upstairs, I heard “POP!" And that was that. Once batch done.
Wishing you the best week this week dear friends. Lots of love to each of you! Jeannine
Hi, my name is Jeannine. I live in the Midwest, US. I am a wife and a mom of four. I spend my time taking care of my family, cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening, and homeschooling my youngest child. I created this space to share my love and gratitude for all of these things here. I'm so happy you stopped by. Jeannine:)