Gaze upon the new swag arrangement we just got for over our fireplace....made by Laurie, who owns a gorgeous gift shop, takes custom orders for wreaths, swags, etc. I gave her the measurements I wanted, the colors, and from there to the above! Kudos to you, dear Laurie, you outdid yourself.
We're mid way through September and it's still blazing hot in my neck of the woods! Ahh well, I'm enjoying it anyhow and as always, looking forward to the crisp and cold weather. Life is good as I sit on both the patio out back and our front porch and gaze out at the beauty of God's creation. Yesterday, I was watching a few birds flying around with their long, graceful wings and it struck me that they just float and soar, and do whatever they want to without ever comparing themselves to another bird of the same species. They are content to be who they are and to fly and soar at their own pace and in their own space, never needing to ask themselves: "am I graceful enough, or am I flying as quickly as my fellow birds". So, it struck me that we should do the same and stop comparing ourselves to this one and that one and many times winding up feeling inferior somehow. It's a no win situation and it's high time that those of us who do this (myself included, of course), start living our lives as genuinely as we can and most importantly, as our OWN GENUINE SELVES, because that's all God asks of us, to just be who we are, and to be that person to the best of OUR ability.
As for my knitting, I did finish the Opal socks for my darling granddaughter and alas, in my haste to give them to her, I forgot to take the requisite pictures.....a fo-pah I will correct when I am over her house next time. They turned out so cute in that bubble gum pink color with flecks or purple, green, and yellow in them. My daughter told me that she wore them to her pre-school the other day and I was thrilled. When the weather gets mighty chilly, she'll surely have toasty, warm tootsies. The adorable yarn cones above are 'wallpaper' freely given by KnitPicks which is such a nice thing to do....isn't it cute?