I also bought basil at the farmers market.
And I'm glad to have them here.
They invited us down to their vacation rental for dinner the next evening. Carol is a librarian and we try so hard not to torture Harry with library talk and usually fail. Also not appearing in this picture are Tamara and her friend from nursing Karen. Table talk was animated and we laughed a lot - good medicine.
The last several months have been stressful, probably more than I realized, so when Jenny Bellairs sent me this picture of a towel/placement that she bought from me several years ago, I was deeply moved. There's a part of me that lives and is appreciated in Michigan. Can there be a higher complement??
I had money set aside to do some updating in our bathroom but last month we decided to use it for skylight blinds which were delivered and installed this morning. The different in temperature and light were immediately apparent. We've had to run the air in the afternoons for the past several days but not today - that much! I'm especially glad to have that direct sunlight removed from my looms.
The towels are washed and in the hemming process.
Without the glaring sun I was able to finish threading the Laffy Taffy warp, so baby blankets can't be too far behind.
Every so often Stan (my oldest BFF) posts a picture on Facebook of us and it always crack me up. I have no doubt that my mother sewed the clothes I'm wearing and probably knitted the sweater too. Stan always teases me that I wore shorts and sweaters in the summer. My parents took very few pictures and since I didn't remember that, I figured that was a fluke - but I can't argue with a photo.