Monday, October 3, 2016

A Cozy Weekend

 We had the wettest and coolest week and weekend.  Just when we thought that Autumn would never start, down came the rain and with it that chill in the air that's so welcome after a hot and dry summer.
 Collecting some harvest treasures.  Sunflowers and a large sunflower head.
 This will go into the garden to feed the birds but mostly the squirrels that will devour it in minutes.
We have over 100 white pumpkins for Jon and Charlotte's wedding just days away.
So many surprises for the kids that I'll share after the fact.

I am making all the treats for the Sweet Table.
Perfect cool weather, and my dearest busy with work gives me plenty of time for baking.

 I even did a little craft project.  This wreath made with grapevine wire and some silk leaves.
 So easy, but it's simplicity spoke to me. I saw it in a magazine and had to make one.
 So sweet in the window.
 I washed and rolled a dozen shawls I've been collecting, in case of a chilling evening at the wedding.  Charlotte has thought of everything, and I am adding my touches and help where I can.
I didn't do any of these kinds of things for my own wedding.  I told Charlotte that I was not the person I am now, back then.  I was just a kid really, we both were my guy and I.  It is so much fun to be a part of everything.  Charlotte and Jon have looked to us for help and advice, and kept us involved though out.  We were there when they first saw the venue, tasted the food and now I have the pleasure of baking for everyone.  From the beginning they didn't want a cake, but my cookies.
 With so much still to do, we relaxed and enjoyed a quiet Sunday.
 While my hubby napped, I washed some of the glass I'll be using. My dear pal Jean recommended that dish washing was therapeutic.  Thank goodness for a a finger that is functioning, though stiff.  I still have problems with shaking peoples hands and clapping.  I've thought of wearing a oven mitt to protect my hand in the receiving line.;-) Otherwise, I am writing again, hooray!  Using the cookie scoop is not painful, actually a good workout for my hand. Can't wait to share all the secrets.  I am sooo excited.  Jon and Charlotte could not be more perfect for each other. We love them both so much.  What a happy happy day it will be for us all.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kindness always.  Enjoy this beautiful day.  If you're chilly, grab a shawl!

Love, Penny


babs said...

Penny, I am so thrilled for you. Another dream come true....first little Penny and now a lovely daughter-in-law. How wonderful. Enjoy every minute of the celebration and YES, lots of pictures. Can't wait to see the event.

Lynne said...

Getting close . . .
It will be wonderful . . .
I can't wait to hear all about it and see some pics!
Take a big breath . . . and enjoy!