June evening light in this beautiful farm valley.
Our dear friend Sally gave the girls this beautiful sewing box, which was hand stitched in the early 1920s by Sally’s mother-in-law for one of her bridesmaids. Amabel and Ellen are in awe of the delicate stitches and beautiful fabric. It is truly a treasure — now being put to use again, filled with tiny tools for their latest projects.
Dear Sally, thank you for your generous spirit and for passing this on to us.
It’s Valentine’s Day morning and we are visiting Sally. The sunshine is pouring in through her windows as the girls examine treasures on her tiny white couch. Wallace is dancing around, touching this and that, and returning to look at Sally again and again. Grandmommy is pouring tea, and I am sitting on the floor, taking it all in.
No giant pike this time (remember last year?) . . . but the girls did catch a handful of perch and two fat walleye under Mike’s expert teaching!