First, the robin. I have spoken here before about my friend Robynn, who was killed a few years ago. I still miss her, of course. Every time I see a robin in the yard, I say hello to 'my' Robynn. It may seem silly, but it is also comforting to me.
A few days ago I was reading Alison Jeppson-Hyde's lovely blog, when she referred to her friend Amanda who had dyed the yarn for Alison's recently knitted shawl. Being a woman of fairly large curiosity, I bopped on over to Amanda's blog (and lovely colorisciousness I found there) Then I spotted in her post some adorable clay stitchmarkers, hung on a shawl pin.
This struck me as a wonderful idea, and being a woman of fairly large curiosity and a yen for shopping, I bopped on over to Anita's Etsy shop. I clicked on her link to Clay Stitch Markers (she also carries tape measures) and fell in love. She has sweet peas, and sheeps, and turtles, lady bugs and lemons, chickens, cows, frogs, hot peppers, purses, flip flops, and mixed farm animals. She used to have a robin with three cute egg-filled nests, but I bought that one. (see images below). I made my purchase 3 days ago, and they arrived today in a lovely gift box.
Robynn was all about giving, and these will be used for making charity knits, or gifts for others, in her memory.
The peaches? Oscar brought some large fragrant luscious peaches home the other day, and I just had to take a few velvety photos before I ate one. I love summer fruit.