Tuesday, May 22, 2012

quiet happiness

What started out as not such a great day has turned into quite a lovely one. Isn't that often the way? We have had another couple of unseasonably warm days, record breaking even, and I'm not fond of the heat. Yesterday, I did a bit of gardening and retreated to the indoors. However, my air conditioner is not in yet, and between that and an aching knee, likely from the gardening, I didn't get much sleep.
I've been missing my sewing machine and am waiting for some rain to get back to it. However, when I settle down for a bit of TV time before bed, I've been knitting a second baby afghan, more boy's colors this time, not for anyone special (yet), just because they're fun to knit!

After the long weekend, I had a couple of errands to do this morning and then I made lunch for my husband and I. When he works in town, he sometimes comes home for lunch which is quite nice for both of us. I relaxed and took some time to enjoy myself despite the heat.
One thing I do like about the summer is changing the heavier curtains for some more summery shears. I love their misty effect  and the way they sway in the breeze with the open windows.

I don't need a big bouquet to stir my soul, even the tiniest of sprigs from my yard can provide days of enjoyment..

And then to make the day even better, the mailman brought me a package from Leslie of MarveLes Art Studios. I could not have been more amazed at what she had taken the time to put together for me. You know how sometimes you're a little down and it happens that something comes to you just when it is needed? Well here it is.
 And look at the colors of this fiber. It matches my runner perfectly!
I'm linking to WIP Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network.


elle said...

I'm with you on the curtains. The Rooster and I have done a bit of weeding but it keeps showering. Those flowers are indeed little. Mine are under the weeds! ;^) What a treat you have. Les is indeed MarveLes!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Well, we are cold and rainy out west...wishing for some of your heat!!

Ann Symes said...

What a sweet little bouquet!

PrairiePeasant said...

The sheer curtains are very pretty. My mind wandered to wondering what it would be like to embroider on a screen door screen! Glad your day turned around!

Regina said...

Those are Brunneria flowers, aren't they? They are on my wish list, glad to see they are growing in our region.
As for curtains, I use them much more in summer to keep out the heat. I use light coloured cotton fabric, lined. It keeps my south-facing rooms much cooler.

Cheryl Coville said...

Sorry you've been feeling down. Your baby afghan is very pretty (in a masculine way!) and I really like those tiny flowers. Those fibres in the mail are gorgeous!