After seeing all the sunshine and spring this weekend, the first thing I did when I got home today was cut some extra long forsythia branches that were encroaching on the front porch chair and put them in a Bristol blue vase in the sunroom. (It isn't a true Bristol vase, but the color's the same.) The contrast doesn't show up as much in this photo, but I think it's perfect. And of course you can see my basket of cotton yarn and a vase of shells on the table as well. Spring is here and summer is soon to follow. And since it's beach time, I had to find a cotton yarn project. One of my teammates is expecting her second son in May, so I'm making a cotton cardigan, using this pattern from Itty Bitty Nursery. I'm deviating wildly from the color combo so as to make it boy-like, but I liked the look of the pattern. I'm doing repeats of these colors and stripe widths and hoping the back matches easily to the fronts. It would have been simpler to make a pullover, but I wanted to do a cardi. I may need to order more skeins of the Mission Falls 1824 cotton to make sure I have enough, but I really think I'll be okay. Famous last words.
The setting for the photograph is my nature table on the deck. Even though my girls are all grown up, I still like having a nature table in my life. Driftwood from our beach and the newest shells and an egg sac from my last trip to the Outer Banks.