Wednesday, June 1, 2011

simplify

'Year by year the complexities of this spinning world grow more bewildering and so each year we need all the more to seek peace and comfort in the joyful simplicities.'
-Woman's Home Companion, 1935
Peonies before they shatter - delicate soapy fragrance, unmistakable.
A new 'Monkey' knit in Blue Moon cotton - scrumptious in vanilla.
Navy beans soaking, dreaming of molasses and brown sugar.
Tomato plants waiting patiently to sink their toes into the soil.
The happy knowledge that my homegrown gourds have been discovered and occupied.

7 comments:

JelliDonut said...

This is all so lovely, especially the gourds!

SusanB-knits said...

Great pictures! Love the monkey sock. I need to make one for myself :)

Zoey said...

How exciting that you have a nest in your gourd! Love all the different peonies, too.

Geez, they were saying that in 1935! And we think those were the good old days.

I love your quilt square in the header.

Delisa said...

Wonderful pictures Jody, I know what you mean about peonies. I love them. Beautiful socks, it is a gorgeous pattern. How I would love a taste of those brown sugar beans! Have a nice evening ahead. Delisa :)

Suz said...

oh the gourds! occupied...joy
love those socks....
I just discovered that I planted single peonies a year back or so....oh so beautiful
like blushing swooning brides

Delisa said...

Hi Jody, just popped by to say hi this morning! I love the new picture you have on your banner. The bud looks like it is just ready to burst. Really beautiful!

I hope you are having a good week so far, it has been extremely hot where we live for this time of year. 103 degrees yesterday! There are a lot of forest fires burning across the state and the sky is hazy and smokey. We had a good rain last night that helped a little bit.

I have taken a little break from the socks this week and I am working on a hat and scarf set for the lady who won my recent contest. It is coming along nicely, and I love knitting up the bright burgundy yarn she picked. It is the same color as the inside, of a dark red cherry.

Have you looked over on the Apifera blog recently? Katherine has a delightful story about some new ducks and an old senior goose she just brought to the farm. She is also going to start giving artist retreats at the farm!. I sure wish I lived a little bit closer. I hope you have a lovely day ahead. Happy knitting! Delisa :)

goldenbird said...

Your blog is beautiful, Jody. I love all the inspirational quotes. Those monkey socks are great, that must have been a fun pattern to knit. I'm still trying to finish a pair of plain old socks in stockinette that I've been working on for over a year ...