We’ve made it to the middle of the week dear friends. The weekend is right around the corner! Have you seen the beautiful full moon the past couple of nights?
Looking through the first issue of Making magazine, I wondered if there might be any patterns for lace? (I had two skeins of a silk, cashmere blend, by Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibres, in colorway Scarab, and I’ve been wondering what to make with it.) Of course there was a lace pattern included, (the Tulip Fields Shawlette,) because this magazine seems to really have it all. So this morning, in the quiet of the house before the boys woke up, I casted on my first project in a lace weight yarn. In the past, I have avoided lace patterns. Although I don’t think you’ll find me doing large projects in lace, I do like working on small scale things with my hands, and so, I’m finding the lace and the yarn a delight for this project.
Last night’s gathering was just wonderful. We love Guchi and his family like family, and my son-in-law Collin, gave me a couple pointers for my camera I wasn’t aware of. There was a friendly card game, dancing (so, so fun to watch), food, and the new tradition now, of my daughter being called by all the guys to make cookies late in the evening. I couldn’t wish for more, than just more gatherings like this:)
I received a special gift from Japan, the most gorgeous stationary I’ve seen. Even the wrapping paper was so beautiful and unlike what we have here. Inside, the pages are delicate, shiny, and rice paper like.
We are off soon, to violin and piano lessons and then back home, to water plants and stay inside for the very hot afternoon.
Wishing you, a cool, wonderful day where ever you may be.