April seems to be that kind of month.
The 7th of April found Michael and I driving to DFW for the DFW Fiber Fest.
The Blue Bonnets were just glorious. I love the wildflowers that grow along the TX roadways.
We spent Thursday night in Mount Pleasant, drove into DFW area on Friday, ate lunch at Chef Point.
I had this. I did not eat all of mine. I could have. It was that delicious, but I knew better.
Michael had this.
I had two lace knitting classes that I was taking by Anne Hanson.
I finished two shawls on this road trip. One on the way there and one on the way back, two NEW designs. The first one is a replica of the shawl worn by Jane in the new Jane Eyre movie. Michael helped me pick out the name, Eyre of Romance Jane Shawl. He is good with play on words.
It is all garter stitch with lots of short row shaping. I love it and the ruffles on the edge. I even criss crossed it Sontag style. I am sure short row ruffles will be in alot of my future designing.
We spent Sat night with kinfolk, James (Bubba), Patti and Jason.
He loved grabbing at my yarn.
Thursday night/Friday morning about 2:00, storms hit us. This is what we woke up to on Friday morning.
This is what is left of my beautiful bradford pear tree. I sat on the porch watching Michael cut it down, knitting on a red silk shawl and mourning for my tree. It was a Mother's Day gift when Ben was about 7 or 9. Zill (Athena's husband) and Jim (Ginger's husband) helped to dig the hole to plant it.
This is what it look like December of 2007.
I know, it is just a tree. And I knew that its days were numbered, but I miss its beauty every time I step outside. I miss the sound of the birds in its limbs all day. I will miss its shade this summer. I will miss its beautiful fall color. I will miss the beauty of its naked limbs in the winter.
Here are some pictures of the red silk Seasons of Life Shawl that I finished while watching Michael take it down.
Well, see what I mean about April!?! And it is not over, yet. Still a lot more things happening this month. I will save that for later.
I will leave you with another favorite quote from the book, Knowledge of the Holy by AW Tozer.
"The yearning to know What cannot be known, to comprehend the Incomprehensible, to touch and taste the Unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its Source."