I had every intention on posting some over the weekend. Before Easter. However K and I came down with a wicked stomach bug Saturday night and it messed everything up. We are doing much better and for that we are greatful. We both took a sick day on Monday and while home I managed to pick up some knitting again.
I forgot to take a finished picture, and it was gifted to my mum today for her birthday which was yesterday. Just a dishcloth inspired by Michelle's Love Bug bib on Ravelry. Thanks to all of you for the encouragement. Nothing like a dishcloth to get a gal back on the knitting bandwaggon.
The real post delayed due to my illness is this. On Friday we received a new dining room set. It was bitter sweet. The set belongs to my grandparents who where moved into assisted living this past year. I casually mentioned the set and was told that it would likely be sold as no one else in the family had expressed interest in wanting it. I just couldn't imagine strangers dining at the table I ate all of my childhood holiday dinners at. Grandpa shared my feelings and was happy to let K and I have it. It fills the room wonderfully and it holds such a special place in my heart. Mom and Dad brought over some table cloths and napkins to go along with the table. I burried my nose into a table cloth and sucked in the familiar smell of grandma's house. It brought tears to my eyes. How many more times would I be able to smell that smell and have all the associated memories rush back so quickly?
I just deep down wish it was all still in my grandparents home, with my grandparents. It is ours now, to make new memories at while being reminded of the good times we have had in the past.
Looking in from the kitchen
And from the living room
Hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter weekend.