Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Homeward Bound

A picture of my beautiful sister back in her modeling days.
My sister is heading back to LA today. The two weeks sped past as they have a tendency to do when time is limited.  We didn't get to see as much of each other as we'd have liked to because she had a purpose in this visit and for the most part, I think that purpose was accomplish.  It's always interesting to watch the family dynamic adjust to having one of it's members back in the fold....some good, some not so good, but all worth having her here.

Part of the purpose of her visit was to help my Sainted Mother clean out the forty-three years of accumulation in the storage section of the basement. I helped out some, when I could, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  We had great giggles over old love letters from boyfriends past and nostalgic smiles over pictures and letters between sisters that were becoming friends.

There were a few "scores" from this process.  I received this great canister set and matching cake plate that was a wedding gift to my parents from a great aunt.  The copper lids still shine beautifully.  They are currently in the pantry.  But they will find a way out.  Until then, I smile every time I see them in there.

Jazz Hands!!
I made a little more progress than my sister did on our knit along. I finished the Mericash Wrist Warmers and have now moved on the the Neck Warmer. My sister has started the Neck Warmer after much frustration with DPNs.  I'm afraid I wasn't much help. And yes, that is a link to my sister's project page in Ravelry because, you guessed it....I haven't set one up yet.  Go figure.

I'm sorry I've been so absent here and in visiting other blogs but I felt it was very important to be present where I was.  As I said, two weeks just fly by. As we get older and our lives pull us in different directions, that time together is so incredibly precious.  Our siblings move away and our children grow up and leave.  It doesn't matter how many times we say "see you soon" - because I refuse to say good-bye - our hearts break a bit as we get stronger.  *Sigh*

I'm off to play catch up.  I hope everyone is doing well...Oh and Tracey - She's in.  Start looking for that house....or maybe a small compound to accommodate all the crazy ladies ;)


  1. Looks like you had a great time. I love using stuff that was my mother's.
    And yes, it gets hard as we see the generations move along...

  2. No need to apologize for being absent. You needed to be exactly where you were and I, for one, understand perfectly. Those canisters are beautiful. What a fantastic gift! Your gloves turned out great too!
    I've watched our children grow up and away and I mourn the passing of days sometimes, but I do know it's the circle of life. They will be helping me clean out my basement before I know it. Enjoy the moment of where you are.

  3. Great! I think we will have the best time, it's truly something I dream about.

    I am so glad you had this time with your sister, I know what that means.

    Thanks for the hug!

  4. Wow, your story reminds me so much of what we went through when we had to downsize and move our mom, so many times. She got so upset when we got rid of things.. she started hiding her valuables in old tissue holders and such. I'm just glad my 2 sisters live within 45 minutes from me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I am thrilled you had a good time with your sister and it was productive!! I did miss you but it was for a very good cause :)

  6. i feel like i'm constantly playing catch up with blog reading!

    so glad you had the time with your sister, connecting and renewing connections are so good.

  7. So glad you had a good time with your sister and took the time to be present while she was here. Nice to see you back in your space :)

  8. Glad you had a good visit with your sister. Just made our reservations for our Memorial Day weekend OIB visit!

  9. What a wonderful visit- And canisters! Definite score ;) Love the gloves- you are one of my knitting inspirations. Finishing my latest creation soon, I think you'll be proud. xx

  10. The wrist warmers turned out great! I totally get your sister's frustration with the dpns. They tend to give me fits too. Sounds like you all had a good time reminiscing. Sister time is time well spent! :-D

  11. Love the canister set! I hope you find the perfect place to display your new to you goods. I have similar, though mine don't have the copper lids. They do sit prominently on the counter.

  12. you are so blessed.....(I was an only child... :( ) !!!

  13. I am really glad that you made a conscious effort to be present during your sister's visit. It is so true what you said. soon we all move away from each other, and now that I have a 16 year old (what?) I am starting to worry how I will learn to let him go.

    I don't know if you realize just how blessed you are that you & your sister not only love each other, but LIKE each other too. It is not something that always happens...