Wednesdays have become a very special time for me. My daughter, Katie, is off for the summer from grad school. Oh, she has a part time job at a running shoe store, but we have had some time to get together and just be.
You parents out there know what I am talking about when I say that we have had our rocky times. There was a time when I felt a failure as a mother.
But, I digress. Wednesday is our "Sweet Tomatoes" Day. "Sweet Tomatoes" is an almost vegetarian restaurant, with a serve yourself buffet of salad, soups, pasta, breads and low calorie desserts. It has become our habit on Wednesday.
|Katie is making a crocheted handbag for her best friend, Tara.|
But today, we collected our coupons for Joann's, a craft store, and headed out. Katie has become interested in crocheting, something that I like to do also.
So after buying her supplies and having lunch, we headed home to try our hand. Both of us sat in companionable silence as we chained the number.of stitches needed for our pattern. How happy and content we both were, sharing a common interest. Just like I always dreamed.
Both of us had to rip out our work several times. And it occurred to me: Wouldn't it be nice if we could do the same to the mistakes that we make in life; just rip it out and start over?
Here is my beginning of a scarf. I will let you know if it turns out.
Here is a cute bag that I got Katie to hold her projects. And I hope there will be many.
Blessings to you all, my blogger friends!