H came home unexpectedly for a few days. A surprise visit for A's birthday. Over the last few months we've chatted on the phone almost every day, on-line too...even met up in London or she's made odd overnight stays, but they've always been flying visits when there were other visitors here too...it's not quite the same. I miss her so much.
So I took some time off work while she's home. Then she got an awful flu cold, so we did homely cosy things. We watched Arrietty which reminded me of school. I clearly remember sitting on Mrs Stevenson's knee at Seymour Park primary school, whilst she read The Borrowers to us.
When she was feeling much better we made these biscuits
Then she asked me to remind her how to knit. So we had a fun knitting tutorial.
And because I wanted to spend time with her and hadn't got any knitting on the go...(I'm waiting for some very cute patterns that are on order from here)...I started to crochet a striped cushion cover in colours that kind of go with the front room, from oddments in the knitting bag. Just simple big colour block stripes.
...and reading? I'm still loving The Thrifty Forager by Alys Fowler and totally agree with Henry David Thoreau's sentiments:
"You cannot buy that pleasure which yields to him who truly plucks it." It makes me want to start off jam making sessions like the Fallen Fruit artists in Los Angeles.
I've linked over to Ginny's yarn along at her lovely small things blog. Why not check out what others are reading and making too...