Saturday, August 04, 2007

Shawl Saturday

I've been trying to get somewhere with the progress on my linen shawl and so far so good. I'm close to halfway finished and although I'm not in a terrible rush to complete this, I'd like to be able to say, "ahh yes, one more WIP has bitten the dust". I counted my ongoing projects last night and I have a whopping 5 items on the go as we speak. I think that's too many and I know I've said this before but I am going to take 3 and put away and work on the remaining 2 solely, so that I can FINISH each one in turn!

Isn't this a sweet picture reminiscent of days gone by, sadly enough? My mother bought it for our main bathroom saying she thought of me when she saw it.....the necklace laying on the sink, the rose water, and fresh flowers in the vase. These days it's a spartan bathroom for many with just the essentials and no added touches to supply the beauty that can transform a room.

I'd like to start bringing some of that beauty back into our everyday life here in my home. I think the time is overdue to start 'using' many of the things that have been in china closets, or locked away carefully for special occasions. Time is going by quickly and if I don't make my own special occasions, I'll be waiting quite some time for them to come, which as we know, they never will.....so, if not now, when?
So, I'm on a quest to find beauty and luxuriate in it right here in our home day after day. Celebrate your own special items by displaying and using them and see how wonderful doing so can make you feel. I'll leave you with a beautiful picture of one of our petunias which has the deepest of purple color to it....enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.


3 comments:

Mary Anne said...

Laura,
yes, I agree wholeheartedly! Use those special items, bring flowers into your home as often as you can, treat every day as if it were the last and make it a good one.
ps: beautiful shawl and beautiful picture.

Kathy said...

Hi Laura,

I enjoyed browsing your blog today.

Thanks for stopping by mine, and also the belated b-day greetings for Sofee. (She always appreciates well wishes, so being late is no problem at all!!)

I'll be stopping back from time to time, and hope you do the same.

Kathy in Iowa

Joanna said...

I think the time is overdue to start 'using' many of the things that have been in china closets, or locked away carefully for special occasions. Time is going by quickly and if I don't make my own special occasions, I'll be waiting quite some time for them to come, which as we know, they never will.....

Boy do I agree with this sentiment, it is SOOOO true!