Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Glory Days

October is being gentle of spirit for a few days, giving us tender days of golden sunshine and huge cotton clouds drifting lazily across clear blue skies. I find myself opening windows once again to air the house, grabbing my knitting, brewing a cup of tea and wandering out to the front porch to settle in on my beloved porch swing to enjoy these days. They are like a beautiful ear of Indian corn, these fresh early glory days of Autumn that are sprinkled in here and there. I know they must be captured and appreciated when we are blessed with them. Before too long the porch swing will be silent.
Therefore I continue to knit cozy warm articles for the cooler Fall days and Winter that surely is coming. For I know it's easy to be fooled on these mild days of lovely, light breezes but eventually the winds of change will come. So I find mitts and mittens continuing to fall from my needles.
Then in the midst of it all I had the pleasure of something light and almost Summery come through my Shop as a custom order. I was able to put down the knitting needles for a few hours and pick up my crochet hook.
I have a regular customer who likes to purchase little pretties from time to time and after buying one potholder in a different color combination she also placed a custom order for this one.
The first time I ever made one in these colors was for my sister, Bridget, so I always think of her when I recreate it. I have to say it's my favorite color combination for these potholders.
Speaking of Bridget, we do finally have a diagnosis after the many doctor visits and blood tests.
She has Aplastic Anemia, which you can read about by clicking on the live link.
We Thank all of you for your continued prayer on her behalf.
Your love and support mean the world to all of our family.
Those of you who know Bridget know how much she loves to cook and bake.
Here's a sampling of her recent artwork.
Even though she doesn't feel her very best, she continues to worry about her big sister when I get overly tired. The week after the Pumpkin Festival Craft Faire she sent supper over every single evening so Scott would be fed while I was knocked out on the couch. Not only was I exhausted from the Craft Faire but once I get through the Pumpkin Festival, my busy season is in full swing and I knit or crochet all hours to stay on top of it. She has also baked fabulous desserts for my Monday night knitting group the last three weeks. These gorgeous pumpkin cookies were last nights offering.
How wonderful it is to have a sister to go through life's journey with.
These are glory days indeed.

"What sets sisters apart from brothers and also from friends
is a very intimate meshing of heart, soul and the mystical cords of memory."
Carol Saline

16 comments:

  1. Oh Danette, praying for your sister dear lady...and those cookies and the mittens, just precious :0) mari

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    1. Thank you Mari. This means so much, truly.
      I believe greatly in the power of prayer and I know firsthand that God is still in the Miracle Business.
      Bridget does a beautiful job with baked goods... puts heart and soul into it.
      Thank you... mittens are a personal favorite of mine... to knit and to wear :-)
      Danette

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  2. I love your potholder! I wish I could sit and knit with you! God be with your sister.

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    1. Thank you Miss Pom Pom... and SO DO I... SO DO I...
      And Thank You ... We feel God with us every step of the way.
      Love to you,
      Danette

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  3. I hope Bridget will continue to do OK and feel better.

    Her pumpkin cookies look beautiful, and I bet they are delicious! (I wish I had one right now ...)

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    1. Thank you Bridget. I will give her your happy well wishes from one Bridget to another :-)))
      Yes, her cookies are always beautiful and delicious... they get gobbled right up. I wish I could make you a nice cup of tea, place a cookie on a china plate for you and sit down to knit with you ...
      Happy Day Dear One,
      Danette

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  4. Sisters are the best, I am so glad you have each other. I hope that she has a very mild version and gets relief soon.
    Meredith

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    1. Yes Meredith... I know you have your beloved Sister and understand the connection completely. We are hoping and praying for the same.
      Thank you dear friend,
      Danette

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  5. What a lovely post today. As I read every word, I can in vision myself sitting on your front porch, laughing and chatting to what sounds like a wonderful cup of tea and knitting bliss. Oh...and eating one of those delicious looking pumpkin cookies....but then again...they look to pretty to eat!
    xoxo, Shari

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    1. How sweet of you My Dear Friend Shari. How I would love for you to be sitting on my front porch with me. We could knit, crochet, drink tea and laugh our cares away...
      Bridget's cookies always look too pretty to eat :-)
      XoXo,
      Danette

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  6. What pretty cookies! What a sweetheart your sister is to bring you food and take such good care of you when she's not feeling well herself.
    I've always wanted a porch swing. What a lovely picture you paint of knitting there during these beautiful fall days!

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    1. Thanks! Bridget makes the most beautiful cookies always! And Yes, she IS a sweetheart. She loves to try to take care of others.
      My porch swing is my favorite place. We live in a house that was built in 1926 and it has a lovely old front porch on it. It's my favorite knitting spot :-)

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  7. Glad you are enjoying October so far! Th cookies are very pretty ♥

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    1. Thanks Summer! I hope your October is a beautiful and happy one as well!

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  8. I hope Bridget is doing all right, and having a diagnosis is a good start. Her pumpkin cookies are works of art!! So amazing. And I'm glad that you have had such a pretty commission, that is the most beautiful pot holder.

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    1. Thank you Julie. Bridget's cookies are always works if art! I've made so many of those potholders. My customers love them 😊

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Thank you for taking time to chat with me ~
Your comments make me so Happy!
Have a lovely day.
Danette