I took this photo one morning last week; it looks like the sky is on fire. I continue to struggle with the blues and indecision and anxiety, but mornings like this remind me of how much beauty there is to see in the world, if only I remember to look.
On Friday I found a sweet little package in my mailbox, and when I opened it, I found all of these wonderful treats, sent to me from Deborah! What a wonderful surprise! She made the cherry pie notions bag and the stitch markers herself, and included a lovely note, a measuring tape, and a tin of BadgerPoop mints!
Here's a closeup of the stitch markers. Deborah and I met through Ravelry or our blogs, I'm not positive which now, as it's been so long ago, but we've also been fortunate enough to meet up in person at least twice. She is the sweetest person, and I hope to visit her state someday soon.
I dropped in on my youngest daughter on Sunday for a few minutes and was able to see my "grand cat", Fern. Fern is the sweetest, most lovable cat I've ever met. She's playing with her "baby" in this picture; Melissa told me that she has acted like this toy is her baby ever since she got it and becomes upset if she loses it temporarily.