The yellow couch and the glass top coffee table are gifts from my sister Peg.
The green leaf pillow on the couch and the knitted lace curtains reflected in the glass top were both made in Hawaii over 15 years ago. The lace curtains were knit to go in the windows of that Hawaiian house that we were planning on building, but we only built it in our minds. When we moved into this New England home they fit perfectly in that window...so evidently I actually made them for this house.
The white lace blanket on the couch was made by me from Harrisville yarn well over 30 years ago. It is a single ply undyed wool that Harrisville no longer carries, but if you click through you'll find the closest thing they have right now. I remember wrapping my son Blake in it to take him out to see the moon. He is now 31 and has a baby boy of his own.
The beautiful vase is a gift from my friends when they came by last spring for a Soup Day with the R&R Spinners. The tulips are a gift from my friend Ollie Groves who came by the house last Saturday for dinner with her husband, Joe's cousin Karl. The green coffee mug is a gift from my son Joshua and his Patti. It has become a regular morning feature since I received this Christmas. The half mitts are knit up from Peacefleece wool and the pattern is available. The white nubby blanket that you can see through the glass is a baby blanket that my Great-Grandmother made for my brother Mike (who is now 57ish years old). And the project in the middle of it all is the one I am currently working on....a pair of Christmas socks for my sister Peg which she will receive as soon as they are done. I'm pretty flexible about the Christmas gifts. You might get a Christmas gift at any time.
I have had friends ask me how I manage to stay so happy and hopeful despite some pretty rough chapters in my life. This is it.....all the love. I am grateful for all the love.