Currently dipping into Vintage Notions by Amy Barickman. I just love anything vintage and this is a gorgeous book. I love the illustrations from the 1920s.
And so many nuggets of wisdom to absorb.
Happiness needs no accessories, for it is in itself omnipotent. It takes hold in the heart, builds its nest, and brings forth its own birds to sing for you.
I must admit to having to strive for cheerfulness sometimes - it is very easy to become frustrated with so much to do and so many in the family to care for. It seems there is always something that needs doing!Cheerfulness is much more to be desired than riches. Those who possess it have something riches cannot buy - a great possession because it creates goodwill and makes for real happiness.
My knitting pictured above is called Colours of Joy shawl from the book Knit Prayer Shawls by Leisure Arts. There are a few patterns in here that I would like to make and it is a very affordable little book. Also spiral bound which is really handy! I am using the Jenny Cook alpaca/silk so it is really beautiful to work with.
The Pebble vest from last week is finished (well, except for the buttons!) so Cuddlepie sort of modeled it.
I am thinking wooden buttons to finish.
And what to do with the leftover green yarn? As part of the Stash Busting Challenge, I could not simply put it back in the cupboard. So it became an I-cord for the play cord basket.