Sunday, October 9, 2011


But oh! the blessing it is to
 have a friend to whom one
 can speak fearlessly on any
 subject; with whom one's
 deepest as well as one's
most foolish thoughts come
 out simply and safely.  Oh,
 the comfort - the inexpressible
comfort of feeling safe with a
 person - having neither to
 weigh thoughts nor measure
 words, but pouring them all
right out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together;
certain that a faithful hand
 will take and sift them,
 keep what is worth keeping,
 and then with the breath
 of kindness blow the rest away. 

 ~Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859

weekending, my favorite part of the week. a time to relax, live, love, just to be. if you'd like to share your weekend either with words, photographs, or both, leave a link to a weekend post in the commentsJoining with Amanda for her weekending post.

Spent another Saturday in
Charleston, this time browsing
the thrift stores with a very
dear friend who I don't see
often enough. I brought home
the cutiest pair of pink Ann Taylor
heels and a Chenille Bedspread
just like the one my Nanny always
had on her bed. I love that it is
in mint condition and I only paid
$2.99! I came home to a house
that was still clean and my
guy's had even cleaned their mess
up in the kitchen! Maybe they have
been listening to me and I won't have
 to apologize to their future wives!
Sunday was a trip to the market
which I dislike doing,but sometimes
it's necessary if I want to prepare
the dinner's I have planned for the
week. I made a fresh pumpkin pie
and will be making many more of these
in the future. I love the hint of honey
and the taste of fresh pumpkin that
isn't overpowered by spices. I managed
to get a sock cast on the needles and
am almost ready to start the heel, if
I can remember how! Rain has settled
in for the next few days so I see a lot
of knitting in my future. How was your
weekend? xx


  1. What a wonderful weekend Tracey! I love that you went thrifting and found some wonderful things. Have a great week... can't wait to see the sock!

  2. wow! that sounds about perfect. girl time and a clean house with the men waiting at home. Oh. And find for $2.99. Come on!!!

  3. that all sounds perfect! esp the thrifting in charleston! i love charleston!

    have a lovely week!

  4. It sounds just lovely especially the part about a clean kitchen but best of all the rain so you could sit and knit. Pure joy! Have a great week. Katie xxx

  5. That sounds like a lovely restful weekend.Perfect!

  6. I cannot believe you bought a bedspread for that low price! What a lucky duck you are. Pumpkin pie.....YUM!

  7. Ah the planned apology to the future wives... How wonderful to have a reprieve from that worry! Good boys.

    I love today's quote. It's very much the truth about friendship and I'm glad you got to enjoy yours this weekend ~ along with sock knitting and pie, all topped off with a nanny spread and pink heels!

    Blessings, Debbie

  8. Love that quote - I've heard that before and it always warms my heart :) Glad you had such a great time thrifting and to come home to a clean kitchen....WOW!

  9. a chenille bed cover for 2.99$ is an amazing thrift find! i have my eye open for one here but so far, no luck. enjoy the rain and the knitting!

  10. you can do that heel tracey, i wish i could sit with you and offer any support i could.

    it sounds like a perfect weekend, thrifting, friends, baking, knitting and your sweet boys. and what a lucky find, chenille is so expensive here.

  11. Wish I could eat a bit of your pumpkin pie. I've never tried it! Only as soup!
    Much love

  12. Tracey,

    I have been trying to comment for a couple of days now....My husbands aunt passed away on Friday and it has been so hard on us please pray for us the next two days...

    I took of all of our family pictures on my blog... alot of our family was reading our blog trying get get updates on my husbands aunt and never really called us to find out how she was really doing...I never tried to over share on my blog.

    I like just having knitting and crocheting but missing sharing our life maybe I will again sometime soon.

    Many Blessings to you,


  13. Your weekend sounds wonderful, Tracey. I love thrift stores! Sounds like you found some wonderful items.

    I had a nice weekend ... went to see the Sandhill Cranes that arrive every autumn and stay until the end of winter. Beautiful birds, so graceful as they fly in to the fields in the evening.

    Stacy at golden bird knits.

  14. The rain did certainly come, and I think I was grateful seeing as how we were bound to home anyway with ailments. I actually got some knitting done too and some reading. Can't complain about that can I?
    Hooray for pink heels and the bedspread! I actually dream about antique and thrift store shopping. I don't get to do it as much as I want to. I shouldnt bring any more things home anyway I s'pose. Need to focus on moving things out!

  15. Your weekend sounds so lovely. Congrats on the great score. I have my mom's chenille bedspread. Aren't they divine? I do wish we could thrift together!

  16. I posted this lovely poem on Friendship on my blog - thank you it was lovely and reminded me so much of the relationship I have with my sister and my best girlfriend.

  17. Sounds like a wonderful weekend was had!

  18. When you told me about the bedspread I pictured my grandmother's bedspread - chenille, of course!