Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bliss

 I forgot to show you this from-the-air photo I took of Seattle.  Busy city, huh?
 Yes, one must fly into the Sea-Tac airport in order to get to my homeland.  The Skagit Valley is SO green and pretty, isn't it?
 I drew my girl Kelli, me, my mom, and my sweet sis on the letter I sent to my mother.  I still had my ponytail.
More high country beauty from last week's adventures!
 
 Oh!  There's James!  He's smiling at you!


 The sunflowers around our house are really showing off this year.  I'm so glad!
 When we came outside after dinner the other night, we saw this!  
I actually finished Sam's requested knitting project!  (applause!) It turned out so much cuter than I thought it would!  
 

 And a little more bragging (please bear with me) because I made pickles for the first time since high school home economics (my favorite class, of course!)

And last some jewel-like crab apples that grow in our neighborhood.
Have I mentioned how joyful I am am that I can be home all day, every day?  Bliss!

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really, really cute. i can feel your glee. :)

Farm Girl said...

Such pretty beautiful pictures. I always love your artwork. That is a very cute picture.
Have I told you how happy I am you are home too?
James is such a happy baby.

Fat Dormouse said...

I love your pussy cat (it *is* a cat, isn't it?!) I'm sure it will become well loved. Enjoy being at home and being domesticated...those pickles look good!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Pickles AND a knitted toy! Ain't retirement grand? Love that animal and little James.

Amy at love made my home said...

That sky really is amazing isn't it. I love the knitted toy, excellent for cuddles I'm sure! xx

Gumbo Lily said...

What pretty pics of your homeland. It is SO green. Home is best! I'm glad you're pickling and knitting cute things.

Julia said...

Such nice pictures of your home and I love your art. It looks professional.
Nothing like coming home to be with family and friends.
Hugs,
JB

Debi said...

Love your knitted kitty... he (she?) is adorable! I haven't made pickles in years and years...

Betty said...

I like your family sketch. Little James looks so cuddly, he's special. You have some beautiful landscape in your part of the world. It's great that you are enjoying being home, I am enjoying reading about all the things you are doing. Betty

Sherry said...

Such a full, happy post! I love all the pics and hearing about your busy-ness. You did a great job with your drawing. I'd love to see more!

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

Kelli takes after her mama with her cute drawings! I wish I could hold baby James. I can't remember the last time I held a baby. It's been a while.

Sara said...

I am enjoying your joy! Retirement surely is pure bliss.

Lisa Richards said...

I am SO joyful for you, friend! :) Isn't it satisfying to make pickles and jam? They are quick and easy; require no pressure cooking and look lovely in a shiny row on the shelves. Makes you feel like a pioneer! I have a brother who lives in Seattle!
Love the drawing of your family, James's smile and that fabulous knitted kitty!!
I may just have to draw that sunflower!
Keep on enjoying your blessings...and sharing them with us! :)

Bonnie said...

Glad you are enjoying that new freedom. You've worked hard for it so it's fitting I think. What fun photos. I can almost taste those pucker-y pickles.

Bonnie said...

Glad you are enjoying that new freedom. You've worked hard for it so it's fitting I think. What fun photos. I can almost taste those pucker-y pickles.

Bonnie said...

Glad you are enjoying that new freedom. You've worked hard for it so it's fitting I think. What fun photos. I can almost taste those pucker-y pickles.

Bonnie said...

Glad you are enjoying that new freedom. You've worked hard for it so it's fitting I think. What fun photos. I can almost taste those pucker-y pickles.

Sue McPeak said...

Awww...I love your envelope drawing, and I bet your Mom did too, and will keep it forever. Cute is what I would say about your knitted kitty...good job granny! And that James...he's a keeper! I'm so glad you are enjoying your Home Sweet Blissful Home and making Pickles...wow!

Thanks for stopping by for my Blogiversary. Can you believe it has been 5 years and you have been with me all that time. I'm so glad...thank-you, my sweet friend.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Kit said...

Such a lovely place! Your project is wonderful! So colorful. :) Kit

M.K. said...

Being at home IS bliss, I agree. So comforting. So much to be thankful for. I do think joy is a choice, generally, a choice to be thankful and look for the good in life, instead of always seeing the bad. I love your drawings, Pom. They're adorable. And Sweet Baby James is adorable too -- what happy smiles!! Congrats on the cute knitting and the pickles.

Heather LeFebvre said...

That cat is SO cute!!!! you did such a nice job!

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