Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother Stuff and Knitting

 Isn't this sweet? Obviously it's from  Isn't it nice to think about your mama hanging clothes out on the clothesline?  My granny did it, too.  We hang clothes and linens on the line when the weather is bright and breezy.  It's part of the summer routine.  I love my mama and my granny for the way they took on domestic duties with such gusto.  Everyday doings became markers and accomplishments.  

I wish I could share a cake with my mama on Mother's Day.  Beam me to Washington! 

I'm still thinking Brambly Hedge when I plan changes for our family room.  Curtains to add softness, hanging mugs, hanging dried flowers (or silk flowers) and a small hanging cupboard or two would make for overall mouse coziness. 

Noah and I played in the basement on Monday.  I have intentions of moving my ironing station and my sewing machine down to the basement.  It's one of the few carpeted areas in our house so when Noah tips over, he is assured of a soft landing.  He was quite busy with the old toys.  I sat by him, criss cross applesauce.  

Even though I probably won't wear my Penguono sweater out around town (ha!) I love blending the wacky colors and working with soft fibers.  Can you see the welts?  They were intimidating at first, but I did it!  Now I know how!

Here's my knitting sidekick again.  

The 31 year old sweater is too big for Lizzy so I'll try it on Millie Rose the next time she visits.  We had to find yarn and a pattern to make a cardi for Lizzy.  It's a top down and should go really fast (probably faster than 31 years - lol!)

This morning I ironed three tablecloths and placed a white one on our battered picnic table.  I covered our dining table with a sunflower on a red background cloth.  The weather is warm, the skies are blue, and the birds are tweet tweet tweeting.  Soon we'll have the strong summer heat and backyard romping.  We are finally putting in our privacy fence which will be different after having 25 years of split rail fencing.  
I'm going to plant my bag o'zinnias this weekend!  I broke down and decided to plant a little summer squash, too.  It's tasty cooked on the grill.  No cucs.  I still have not recovered from the cuc/pickle tidal wave.

I'm still enjoying Keeping the Sabbath Wholly by Marva J. Dawn.  Reading her words is like enjoying a spiritual bath.  I'm also reading a bio (very old) of Beatrix Potter.  I know the story but I like the telling of it, over and over and over again.
I'm going to pull out my dear granny's diaries again because I find her daily records of her homemaker days absolutely delightful.  I am so thankful she penned her activities.
So on this Mother's Day I am overcome with thankfulness that I am blessed to be a mother.  I am thankful that our girls and our daughter in laws are blessed to be busy mommies and I'm ever so thankful for my own mother.  I love her face, her voice, her topics of conversation, her strong and steady faith in Jesus, her love for others. 
I'm meeting a friend for lunch today, so I had better get moving.
Thank you for stopping in to say hello!