Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014



The piano left last Friday.  Although it represents a huge transition in not only our life, but our home, I have to say I love having the space.  All three leaves in the table and room for all the family when they are here.


She is just almost always happy, pretty girl that she is.  Just love me some Rachel.


The truck that came to retrieve the piano.  Gotta chuckle.


Business is good and I'm taking on an assistant!  

Linking up with Aunt Leila today at Like Mother like Daughter!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading (though not at the same time!), and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? 

My Hitofude is progressing.  I had some time over this past weekend to knit in the car.  We made a 3 day trip to New Orleans for a wedding, but the only knitting time I had was on the return trip. 

While there I visited a shop called The Quarter Stitch.  My oldest daughter had been there this past summer, so I knew I wanted to take a quick peak.  I found this organic cotton.  There were kits already packaged for a sweater or blanket.  Since both of those are almost always on my needles, I went ahead and purchased the blanket kit.  I love this cotton.  Different than what I normally use, but still very soft.

This Saturday Rachel turns 2!!!  Her Baby Tea Leaves is almost ready to wrap.  Every little girls should have some Cashmere!!!

I found a Scott Hahn book I haven't read and snatched it up. As a convert ( both he and I), I find his writing very authentic. 

This Saturday, Ginny will be doing a feature post on Drawstrings!  There will be a giveaway and an announcement!  Make sure you stop by  :)))

Linking up with Ginny today!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Back Home

We took a trip this last weekend to New Orleans.  Our best friends for over 30 years were celebrating the marriage of their youngest daughter.  No way we would miss that!  Two of our daughters, along with the husband of one and the fiancĂ© of the other went as well.  It was fun to travel with them and enjoy this event.  Other close friends traveled there as well, so it was just a great time to be community as we once were before jobs and family changed our lives.

The wedding was lovely, the company was perfect and the weather amazing!  We did have time to do a little site seeing.  I didn't take many pictures though.  The NO streets are crowded and I was nervous about dropping my camera.

After lots of discussion about times to leave on Sunday, we ended up attending Mass at a Jesuit parish.  Immaculate Conception was stunning!  Mr. Golfer remarked how your eye was continually drawn upward....a thought not to be lost:))

While away, my sister in law supervised the moving of our daughter Caitlin's piano.  This instrument was a Make A Wish gift 12 years ago when she was suffering intensely from Crohn's Disease.  It has been a fixture in our house, but a memory for her that she is ready to put behind.  This disease is never cured, but she has been in remission for several years thanks to her determination to care for herself in an incredible way.  So it has moved on to another who will love it as much as we have.

This week will be busy.  Saturday will bring a blog post by a great friend featuring Drawstrings and an announcement in the shop as well!  Much to get ready!  My youngest granddaughter turns 2 this weekend as well.  Party time!

Hope your week begins well!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014



This is the lone zinnia left.  Leaves are accumulating in piles and the hydrangeas are turning their beautiful shades of copper.  As much as I love the planting in spring, I really think as I grow older it is fall that captures me.  Maybe because as I age I see it in such new light.


Another sweet engagement photo of my youngest daughter and her fiancé .


Yesterday my granddaughter took her brother's undershirt and made us all laugh!


I continue to post this picture of my youngest daughter and Nin Pham, the nurse diagnosed with Ebola.  They were high school classmates.  Please continue to pray not only for Nina and now the other nurse infected. And please offer up prayers for guidance for those making decisions and all those caring for the sick.

Linking up with Aunt Leila today at Like Mother Like Daughter!