And Even More Weekending
July 26, 2012
Long weekends can be so refreshing and magical. If I ran the world weekends would be at least 3 days, but having four days to do as I wished was quite heavenly. If you look closely you may catch sight of the hawk, that lives in the trees near the garden, and soars over our neighborhood.
Working in the garden, harvesting the healthy and delicious veggies, has given us a bumper crop of goodness. I'm rather charmed by the teepee Smith built for the pole beans.
We've shared much of our garden produce, because there is no way we can eat it all. Cheryl invited us to dinner and we brought along freshly harvested potatoes, which she turned into roasted potato stacks. Easy to make, easy to eat, oh my, they were good.
Since I've been holding out and not sharing my latest finished shawls, Cheryl's hubby, aka "The Pontiff", and my Smith were good sports and showed them off to maximum effect. Smith is wearing Snow Drops and Snap Peas and The Pontiff is the delighted model of Live Oak.
When Ravelry received their second order of the commemorative bags (2,000,000 Ravelrers and 5 years!), I had to order one. It arrived the same day as surprise package from Kym! (You should check out her on-going travelogue.) The little blue flower attached is from Estonia.
The skies this weekend had me in their thrall. Thunderstorms brewed on the horizon and an hour later there would be a drenching rain. The storm would last only minutes and then rush across the mountains leaving dry air in its wake.
Summer is far from over (much to the chagrin of many of you) and I'm going to enjoy its charms as long as I can.If only every weekend could be this delightful, but now it's back to the workweek (3 days is better than 5) and the bustle of every day life.
Please tell the gentlemen that they make lovely models!
Posted by: Kristin | July 26, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Oh, yum, potatoes.
Most adorable models ever.
I wish you ran the world.
Posted by: Vicki | July 26, 2012 at 06:59 AM
The boys in the shawls - superb. And the smiles are even better. Wonder if Cheryl will divulge the potato stack recipe.
Posted by: Laurie | July 26, 2012 at 07:19 AM
Smith and The Pontiff shall make me smile all day long...heh.
Posted by: Suzy | July 26, 2012 at 07:38 AM
I adore that picture of Smith and Larry!
Posted by: Carole | July 26, 2012 at 07:47 AM
Now that the temperatures have dropped down below 100, I'm happy and in no hurry for the end of summer.
Potato stacks are here, though I took a tip from Vicki and put the sliced potatoes in a bowl and toss them with the olive oil, rather than brushing each slice individually with a pastry brush.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | July 26, 2012 at 07:53 AM
oops - missed the recipe link!
Posted by: Cheryl S. | July 26, 2012 at 07:54 AM
So agree with you Margene. Lovely photo's.
Posted by: Monica | July 26, 2012 at 08:07 AM
Your pictures certainly do convey the fun of the weekend! I'm in love with your pole bean tipi as well.
Love the knitted goods and they certainly make wearers look mighty happy! The potato stacks are going to be on our weekend menu as well. Thanks for the link, Cheryl.
Posted by: Ann in the UP | July 26, 2012 at 08:20 AM
With two gents such as those, fun has to be around every corner!
Posted by: jill | July 26, 2012 at 08:31 AM
Those shawls are beautiful and your models are the best but I want to see your finished Color Affection, pretty pretty please! :)
Posted by: Rachel | July 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM
It looks like the guys thoroughly enjoyed modeling the shawls. Just look at those grins!
If I could have my way, there would be 5 day weekends and 2 day workdays. ;)
I printed out the recipe. They look yummy!
Posted by: Marilyn | July 26, 2012 at 09:56 AM
What a lovely weekend. I'm not sure which photo I like better... the potato stacks which made my mouth water - or the husbands modeling. OK - I think the men win! Such good sports. I'm so glad to see you're enjoying the summer.
Posted by: Jennifer | July 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I love the great picture of the guys proudly modeling their wives amazing knitting!! Life is good, right?!
Posted by: Trista | July 26, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Lovely shawls (and models)! Those potato stacks do look yummy... And the Rav bag is quite nifty. Our humidity broke, so today we have lovely blue skies...
Posted by: Chris | July 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM
You can rule the world any day - I'm with you on extended weekends!!
Posted by: Lesley | July 26, 2012 at 02:55 PM
The boys are fabulous!
Posted by: Cookie | July 26, 2012 at 07:00 PM
BTW, the boys make such a lovely couple, don't they? LOL.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | July 26, 2012 at 11:09 PM
I love your models. Were there cocktails involved? Both shawls are quite lovely and a 4 day weekend is an amazing gift. Now, back to the grind;-P Oh, no, wait!! Today is Friday. Happy weekend, Sweetie!!!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | July 27, 2012 at 06:13 AM
That photo of Smith and The Pontiff modeling shawls is officially the cutest shawl FO photo EVER!! They are glowing ;-)
Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) | July 27, 2012 at 09:44 AM
I LOVE this picture of Smith and Larry!!!!
Posted by: Kim | July 30, 2012 at 06:53 AM
I am in love with summer! Would you or Cheryl consider posting the potato stacks recipe? Thanks to the two good sports for modeling your latest beautiful works; Smith even wore a matching shirt!
Posted by: Birdsong | July 30, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Posted by: Sarah | August 03, 2012 at 08:32 PM