Wishing you a happy Thursday friends!
I feel quite happy since I have casted on a new shawl this morning. Shaelyn, by Leila Raabe, has been in my library on Ravelry for a while, and I am so glad to finally start it. I needed to start a new pattern, because although I wanted to make the Raindrops on Roses shawl I mentioned last week, there seems to be an error on row 8 of the set up rows, and I’m not sure what I’d do to fix it other than keeping it basic. If anyone has made it or bought the pattern, I’d love to know if I’m wrong or what the correction is, because I would still love to make it!
I went outside this morning, and will be right back there soon, before the heat of the day sets in, because it is wonderful out there today. There was a surprise of plums on the driveway, that burst when they hit the ground. "Time to pick!” I silently exclaimed. I picked one hundred or so, and there are a few hundred more to go. The boys will help and hopefully find it fun:) I’ll be making jelly next week. Whoohoo!
I decided to look for a Tasha Tudor quote to share with you today, so I went to the little book collection I have of her work (oh my, I must have forgotten how wonderful), and seeing the beauty in her self-made safe haven she called home, and the joy she felt in her days there, really, gently calls me. I know I do enjoy the gift of nature’s beauty, and the quiet, at home life that I live here, but she reminds me to continue to seek ways to have more of it. This kind of life will be the most beautiful life for me. I got lost in the books for a few minutes, never quite finding a quote, but knowing I’ll be spending tea time with her, among the pages later this afternoon. Below is one of her beautiful drawings. Doesn’t it read, "quiet, beautiful, homemade life," even without words? Oh yes indeed!
So dear friends, I wish you a beautiful day today and a lovely evening. May the home you create, give you the feeling that it is simply the best place to be. xo Jeannine