Hello! How are you this Monday? I’m happy to be back visiting with you here! I wanted to come back a little sooner, but a week off did help me organize my ideas for this little space, and I think the small changes will more accurately illustrate how I spend my days here at Stone Cottage. So let’s get all caught up then, shall we?
It’s gloomy here today, with rain scheduled all week, but that gloominess is only on the outside. Inside, our family has had sweet days, where everybody has been quite content doing little things they enjoy. Two sons had birthdays as well. Nathan had a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes for his birthday on the fifth. That is the first cake I’ve bought in years. I do love to make birthday cakes, but I allowed myself to pick one up from the bakery due to the busy day we had ahead of us that day, and it was really, really good! I had sampled their cakes when I attended the Vintage Market in town with my daughter a few days earlier, and knew then, I’d be buying one as soon as I had a reason. White Chocolate Raspberry! Yes please! Nolan wanted his traditional dessert for his birthday yesterday. I used fresh pineapple to fancy it up a little, and I think the canned actually tastes better. He didn’t seem to mind. So the boys are now 14, 15, and 17 and I’m proud of them all:)
I’ve been quietly knitting and doing a little embroidery whenever time allows. I finally finished the Romance Shawlette. I’ll add here; three times over! The first time, I wasn’t satisfied with the color change, so I ripped back to the lace border, only to make an error counting stitches for the short rows the second time around. Finally, the third time I had to variegate the yarn myself, in order to blend it enough, which meant lots of yarn changes and sewing in ends. Oh my! I’m pleased with how it turned out however. The drape is lovely, and I’m happy to have a new shawlette to add to my fall wardrobe. Did I really just mention Fall wardrobe?
Well dear friends, I hope the people you cross paths with today treat you kind, and if you are working today, I hope the day is short, and the evening at home long. Talk with you soon! xo Jeannine