The vehicle that makes me feel very safe in the snow yet I am still not proud to own sits right there in the driveway a lot more these days, it uses a hefty amount of gasoline. We've been hanging out at home and with local friends a great deal this summer, I can't believe it's half over and yet I feel perfectly content with all that has and has not been accomplished. Being home more has definitely fired up the crafting (and cooking and housekeeping, yay!) mojo, I think we've made something nearly everyday. Today there was a little work on this new banner for the market. While I worked, Emily did some money laundering... have you tried this with your kiddos yet? Brilliant. I have to say, when I told Emily I was going to set her up to do this activity, right in my studio so we could chat and hang out, she asked me "why" was she going to wash the money? Fair question. And do you know what I said? "Because you like shiny things." Yep, I did. It's like Blair wrote the script and it was perfect, no need to change a thing.
She scrubbed and I appliqued. Another summer afternoon...
A mother waits by her kitchen window, doing her work by the light of the day.As she prepares a variety of teas to heal the body, she wonders if her sons needed healing, needed her.
Six of her eight boys, barely men, were many miles away battling The Revolution. They wished she were closer, to offer healing and to provide the kind of strength that a general never could.
On this day I felt entrenched in the hardship and simplicity of life.