Sunday, February 24, 2008

Buttons, a boat, and birds

Thank you so much for the well-wishes and kind thoughts. I believe we are finally well at our house.

Yesterday was a glorious day. We awoke to light rain and the world looked spectacular after its bath.

DH and I took advantage of the decent weather and finished clearing out the storage unit. I've unpacked a few boxes and found some real treasures that I had really missed in 3 years.

Like this Presto canning jar filled with my granny's button collection.

Some of these buttons are older than I am. I remember as a kid playing with these on rainy afternoons. I'd sit and sort them by color or maybe by size, depending on my mood, and then get the crochet thread and a blunt needle and make necklaces or bracelets. When finished playing with them, I'd unstring them and put them all back in the jar making sure to get every last one.

I've rediscovered many more treasures, but I'll save those for another day.

DH helped me move the Pfaff downstairs and get it in place. I can't wait until things settle down and I can spend some quality time with a sewing machine. DH suggested moving the treadle down, but it's much too heavy and I don't want to risk life and limb or possibly the machine. It's just fine in the living room.

After a quick lunch DH asked me if I'd help him with is boat trailer. How could I not after all of the help he's given me over the last couple of weeks? We loaded up the boat and drove to Foss so he could replace a couple of boards.

In this picture the boat is actually running. When the boards were replaced and it was time to load the boat back on the trailer, it wouldn't start and we ended up towing it by hand. Fun stuff. DH believes he's probably out of gas and that he'll get it running again in no time.

Once the boat was loaded, DH took me for a drive around the lake and I found a whole flock of Cedar waxwings. These are quite possibly one of my favorite birds.

Be sure to click the picture for a good look at those gorgeous birds.

I hope this coming week finds everyone in good health, high spirits, and full of love.


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

So glad to hear your house is well again! Sounds like you had a lovely day, what fun to ride around the lake,nice boat! I love buttons too!

Annie said...

Afternoon drives with Hubby are one of my favorite things.

I love Cedar Waxwings. I've only seen them in photos, but they look like painted porcelain.

SchnauzerMom said...

I love your button collection. They can be quite valuable. But they are a nice way to remember your grandmother.