Our summer schedule has been packed full of fun trips, activities, camps, and adventures, which is all well and good, but I was really glad for a Sunday to stay home, take a breath, and slow down a little! My youngest daughter designated Sunday as “family day”, which she defined as: waffles and fresh peaches for breakfast, a bike ride on the Clackamas River trail with her dad, swimming with the whole family (including her sisters, who these days are usually “too old” to find time to play in the pool with the rest of us), a BBQ dinner of grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob and watermelon, garden-fresh tomatoes and lemonade, and then s’mores at the fire pit.
An at-home Sunday gave me some time to work in the garden, cut flowers, make our overflow supply of tomatoes into spaghetti sauce, and spend a little time in the pottery studio and with the current knitting project on my needles.
This year’s sunflower crop is truly stupendous – we must have grown at least a dozen varieties from seed, and they are so beautiful when they’re massed together!
Zinnias are such simple, unassuming flowers, but they’re one of my favorites – maybe because of their bright, almost neon hues. One of my recently thrown pitchers makes the perfect vase for their short stems.
I recently bought these beautiful handmade baskets from Tethermade – perfect for storing my carefully hoarded Clara Yarn and all of my knitting tools and notions.
My latest project off the needles is a cardigan knit from the incredible Camellia Fiber Company indigo-dyed yarn – it’s so luscious knit up in these big cushy cables! As soon as I get the buttons sewn on, I’ll display more FO photos.