Tuesday, April 20, 2010

You are not alone

Oh yes, it will. Though it may not make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, it is there. In all it's silent waiting, in it's jumble of colors and challenging stains of uncertain origin, it is there for you. A constant in an ever changing world. And how nice, to have freshly laundered bedsheets, a favorite shirt, and comfy pajamas all folded neatly and ready for the next go 'round. Soon, here at the little green cottage, there will be fair weather and linens out on the line...and that is indeed lovely, really.

After yesterdays laundry complaints, I thought I ought make it up to the laundry and try to see it in a different light...a much more lovely light.

Speaking of lovely things, which I would very much like to share...

This morning I was perusing a few blogs out there that I have not had much time for these days, taking in a few sites. I wandered over to the very inspirational sfgirlbybay blog for a little 'pick-me-up' and saw her post on yellow, very bright and cheery. As I scrolled through the happy images, I was quite surprised to see one of my little photos in the mix! What a nice way to start the day - in such wonderful company.

Then I received a message from the Engineer, he and his team at work, just won the BEST award for Most Sustainable Building Project! Way to go and congratulations!

Lastly, I am sharing my 'Mend and Make Do Basket'. The basket belonged to my grandmother and is so very nice in shape and size. It holds all my mending inside. I brought it up from the 'studio' for a bit of rainy day mending, just a little at a time you see. It just looked so sweet on my wee antique table with the lovely green glass knob, so I thought she deserved a nice photo shoot of her own.




My basket and me are off to the lounge for a mending session. Tell me, do you have a mending basket, box, bag or something of the like?

11 comments:

Mare said...

I love your Gram's basket....i haven't been doing any mending work, but things are on the mend here at the Robinson house.....Hope all is well over there too!

Sherri B. said...

How special to have your grandmothers basket and what a grand idea..have everything right there and just pick it up and take it with. I don't have my mending in anything special but this would be great for me.
Congrats to the Engineer and his team with that nice award, how very proud you must be.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

that embroidery is grat! love it. there is absolutely nothing better in teh world than getting into a bed of fresh laundered sheets... heavenly... i don't have a special basket I am now horrified to realise... but i know just the thing...

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Thanks for the reminder about the laundry. Dang!

Your grandmother's basket is lovely!!

diane said...

if i could sew i'd like a basket like your grandma's....

Fledgling said...

Lalala-Lo-La! Haven't swung by the wee green cottage recently. So much to catch up on!

First off, I truly hope the sustainable-technology- award-winning Engineer is well on the mend by now. I hope never to see the words "table saw" and "emergency room" next to each other again (did you know there is a SIMPLE technology that would almost eliminate saw injuries? But that--guess who?--the manufacturers successfully fought the CPSC against their introduction? http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5441114)

Congratulations also for the appearance on sfgirlbybay!

And your grandmother's basket is a simple joy, wouldn't you say?

Many simple joys to you, today as well (and less laundry)!

-N.

ecoMILF said...

I have a mending box that is not nearly as adorable as yours. Perhaps if I make mine more appealing the urge will come over me to fix somethings up more often... just a thought. Congrats to the Engineer and his team- what perfect news for Earth Day! xo m.

harmony and rosie said...

I don't have a mending basket but I think I shall have to indulge - stuff dumped on the floor is never really a good look! No wonder you've a smile on your face with all that good news, not to mention the thought of those clean sheets, and I love your embroidery too.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my previous post - and seeing as it's yet another beautiful day over here, I'm off machine-wards, with my own sheets ..

Kate x

By the way, I hope the Engineers hand is fully restored, poor love.

Gina said...

Lovely post. I was actually embracing the laundry this very morning, just enjoying the rhythm of hanging out clothes and trying to enjoy it in all its mundanity. Usually I'm just wanting to 'get on with real life...' much better when I embraced it today.

lifeshighway said...

My mending basket is not nearly so sweet or elegant. I believe it is made by rubber maid without any warm memories.

I love the green knob on the little table. It made the photo pop.

Tania said...

The laundry does remind me to look at the sky - I'll give it that, but after a while, I can remember to hang to check out the heavens without the washing line, thank you very much!

How's that Mr faring?