December 30, 2008

Afternoon Coffee & Knitting & A Great Find

Yesterday afternoon the house was quiet and I had time for a cup of coffee and some knitting. I started a new knitting project. No, I am not finished with the silk scarf yet, don't ask. I needed something with lots of stockinette stitch. A project I could do mindlessly without looking at a chart to knit and this is it. . .till I get to the front, where there is a lace panel that will take some attention. The yarn was in my stash, yeah! Love shopping my stash it's free. I purchased the yarn some time ago for a different pattern but decided against that one in favor of this one. Looks very nice so far.

The yarn is Valley Yarns, Sugarloaf from WEBS. All you knitters out there know WEBS, right? Merino wool and microfiber, whatever that is, it's positively soft. The pattern is in the new KNITS magazine.
To help me to relax and better enjoy the process I applied some of my Young Living Essential Oil Peace & Calming. This blend of therapeutic grade essential oils is amazing for calming and relaxing people and animals. I have also used it on horses, dogs and cats. I have been marketing these essential oils for many years and am proud to be involved with a company that products oils of the highest quality. If you would like more information about essential oils drop me a line. Last night Mom found yet another box that had not been unpacked from the move. This is a box of china she collected over the years. It was like Christmas morning. She had been wondering where the rest of her GrandMothers china was. The first picture is of the family pieces. I just love the small pitchers with the violets on them.This picture is just assorted pieces from Mom's china cabinet. Looks like it's time to remove and rearrange the china in the cabinets.

Last nights sunset looking out the back door. The first shot was lovely for about 60 seconds then this happened. I am always amazed how quickly the colors change. Enjoy.


Helen said...

I wish I had taken up the art of knitting when I was a young woman. Now arthritis in my hands and fingers would make it pretty difficult. Hoping that 2009 is just a perfect year for you and everyone you love.

Belinda said...

Your vintage china is so pretty! My mother loves and collects different vintage pieces featuring violets, and I have to agree that they are especially lovely. :-) And I really wish I knew how to knit!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

You enjoy a cup of coffee in the afternoon! :-) A Kindred Spirit. Wellll, now I have to drink decaf and make-believe it's real but... I still prefer forms of coffee.

It seems so many ladies in blog land, prefer tea. And that's lovely for them. It's just that I've never been able to develop the taste for tea.

To be truthful, I may well be because I've never invested in good teas. -blush- But shushhhhhhhh, don't tell! :-)

Anyway, happy to find a fellow coffee drinker. Oh the mid-afternoon just wouldn't be the same, without a cup, would it? :-)

Aunt Amelia
"I wish the sky would rain down roses... They would fall as light as feathers, smelling sweet: and it would be like sleeping and yet waking all at once." ~~George Eliot

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Back again! ,-) I forgot to say how lovely it must have been, for your Mom to find that box of beloved china!

And though I'm not talented in the creative way {knitting and etc.} my daughter is. She's very much into knitting, and even spins some of her own wool. :-)

Aunt Amelia
"I wish the sky would rain down roses... They would fall as light as feathers, smelling sweet: and it would be like sleeping and yet waking all at once." ~~George Eliot