An autumn Friday evening at Cranberry cottage! Nothing could be better. It is peaceful outside and there is a chill in the air that leaves the cottage rather nippy.
Normally, our reclining chairs sit by the wall next to the fireplace. Jos really wants to have some work done on the fireplace and then have a woodstove installed. We have a woodstove here at our house and it does a wonderful job of heating the downstairs. Fireplaces set a more cozy atmosphere but a woodstove is more effecient.
So I suggested to Jos that we move the two chairs and set them around the fireplace as it was really rather cold last Friday. It was really nice to face the warmth of the fire and enjoy an evening of quiet. I sat with my Beatrix Potter Quaker sampler and Jos read and Dagi slept...
Did you notice the porcelain knobs on this chest of drawers? It is the set I showed you earlier. I bought 6 of them thinking I needed that many but I only needed 5 so I brought them to Cranberry Cottage to use on this little chest of drawers that did need 6. We really like them better than the wooden ones that used to be on here.
To me, life doesn't get any better than this...sitting by a warm fire with my husband and cat enjoying my handwork.
And yes, dear mother, Dagi borrowed the shawl you made me. He kept scratching at it until I took it off my chair and laid it out for him.
"...that can win us back to
the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the
old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport
the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"