Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I am thinking about home today. I lived in only one until I grew up and moved away. Since then, I've lived in several homes. My daughter is moving into her first home soon, and we've spent the summer finding, repurposing, refurbishing, sewing, painting, things to be used and loved. Some of the activity has been in an effort to keep costs down. But then again, some things are better if you put a bit of yourself into them.
Homes live in our memories long after we no longer live in them.
In my aunts' houses, I learned to cook and sew, to listen and tell a story. Those houses have been sold, and one of my early mentors has passed on. But, the memory of those houses, and the things I learned how to do in them, is vivid still. I learned a lot of wonderful lessons from these inspiring women. The most important of all? A rainy day can hold a lot of fun and laughter. I am going to be busy over the next few days, but I hope to post some photos of our various projects.
Until then, I hope your house is a place of peace, and sunny even when the weather is not.

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