Hello! How have you been? It has been very busy here with end of the school year activities. Some of which have definitely pulled at my heartstrings; especially my son’s last orchestra concert. Having raised two children before him, I know that if music isn’t the major of study in college, there probably won’t be much time for it. But what an exciting time for him. High school graduation is tonight! I am so happy that he gets to experience a new and exciting chapter in his life. He is so very dear to me. There were times he suffered with illness in his childhood, so just thinking of his joys makes me well up. He will be studying Engineering, and bonus, he won’t be too far from home.
I went to a neighborhood knit-in Tuesday (we call them that here, do you call knitting groups that where you are?) and I really enjoyed the short time I was there. While I visited, I started a Nurmilintu Shawl. The ladies are fun to knit with, and a few of them I used to knit with long ago until the bookstore where we met closed. Back then, in the big glassed window corner of Borders, we sat in cozy chairs, talked about life, drank big mugs of coffee, laughed, watched it rain, snow, and change from one season to another. Pat would sometimes speak of the handsome men that came in during their lunch break, and unexpectedly and jokingly of course, asked a couple to join us. Virginia would pass around homemade chocolates. Faye was as kind as she could be, and Lynette always had something funny to say. Knitters are the best! I hope to join this new group again soon.
I’ve been enjoying the book, Hygge - The Danish Art of Happiness. It's full of sweet stories, ideas, and photographs to celebrate the quiet pleasures of home, family, and table. It is perfect timing since my husband just put down a new floor in our family room. I am taking this opportunity to add some new homemade decorations to our home. I'll share them as I go.
Today I sewed some cotton slips to wear with dresses. It is almost impossible to find 100% cotton slips in the store and honestly it's the only way to go in the summer. New to me, was sewing elastic right to the waistband while pulling and it gathers as you sew. It worked perfectly!
Last summer my dear friend showed me some adorable socks she was knitting that were yellow and pink, I told her it reminded me of the raspberry lemon cake I had just made. A little more chitchat and we decided we should both knit our own version of raspberry lemon cake socks. The other day, I pulled out my unfinished pair and finished them.
This summer, that same sweet friend, who I met right here while writing at Stone Cottage is planning to visit me! How exciting! Yay!
I hope you have a peaceful rest of the week and that you sail right into a Hygge kind of weekend. Jeannine