It melts my heart to watch as my kindergartner walks out of his classroom at the end of the day carefully holding his tender seedlings he planted at school. His sweet face lights up as he talks of the sunflowers these will grow into. Despite all his efforts, one doesn't quite make the trip home...but he is still hopeful it will grow if he continues to nurture it. I love that intrinsic sense of optimism in my five-year-old.
It was a beautiful Friday.
My dear friend Mimi is in town again and we got to spend the afternoon together at my house in the company of two other blog friends. I've only recently become acquainted with the blogs of Erika and Susan, but I became an immediate fan of both once I became familiar with their work. Susan's sweet daughter Hannah joined us and made such an impression on Julen he was still asking for her at bedtime. Just as all my past blog friend meet-ups have been, this get-together was just as easy and comfortable, there's an immediate bond that only we craft bloggers can understand.
I loved seeing Mimi's tattooed doll wips in person,
The ever generous Mimi came bearing gifts...
and it's only now sinking in how special this piece is
my love of vintage needlework did not escape Mimi. Did she say this came from her mom? Her MOM?!! And she's passing it on to me. Really, I am so touched and so grateful...it is truly special, something I have never seen before. It's the kind of design that has me digging through my vintage needlework wool stash anxious to start stitching.
I loved that I got to ask Mimi about my Purl girl that I started way back when. For some reason I got stuck when I was stitching the dress so just put her away for a while...but now I have renewed enthusiasm to finish after talking to Mimi about her.
Yes, it was a beautiful Friday indeed. Enjoy your weekend.