It seems that this has been an extremely busy year here at the cozy cottage. There are many "have to do's" that are taking time away from the "want to do's". I guess that life is like that some times, and I should be grateful that I have the ability to take care of a lot of work and school items. It is taking time from stitching at this point, until today. My sweetheart went on an overnight trip with his son yesterday, so I cleaned the house top to bottom, then studied and did homework until late last night. I got a lot done, which feels great. This morning, I got up early, did laundry then sat down to watch my favorite race of the whole year, Talledega. I even got to stitch. Liesl settled into the sofa next to me. It was perfection.
Bill got back home this afternoon, and wanted to watch the 49er game at 5:30, so we went to pick up a pizza and came home. I realized how perfect and cozy the moment was sitting together, relaxing, eating pizza, with our little family together. It was one of those perfect moments where I was filled with gratitude of the peace of the moment. Everyone back home and together.
I did get a new toy a couple of months ago. For our anniversary, in addition to some lovely jewelry, I received an ice cream maker accessory for my KitchenAid, in addition to some mixes from Williams Sonoma. I have been making homemade ice cream, one to two times a month. I like that I can walk away from it and it just does its thing, It is a great tool.
While I have not been able to do big stretches on my cross stitch, I do get to put a few stitches in here and there. I love the peaceful feeling of stitching. I even love the sound the floss makes as it works through the fabric. I feel blessed that I get to enjoy this craft.
So that is about it for now. I hope that you, too, are enjoying a life that is peaceful and cozy.