Monday, January 21, 2013

Hearts Are Multiplying

It is Monday morning, the sun is shining bright!  The weather has turned, from freezing to beautiful!  I have been sick for well over a week, but am feeling much better now.  My family went to Big Bear over the weekend, and I stayed home to recoup.  Imagine that!  You know I wasn't feeling well to pass up a visit to The Bear!
I seem to have quite a fondness for these crochet puffed hearts!  They are multiplying like crazy.  Red and pink hearts with every color rose you can think of.  Happy, squishy, fun, sweet, lovely hearts.
I thought a lot about friends as I was making these hearts.  What makes a friend?  I thought of those women in my life who have known me forever.   Some I am lucky enough to see frequently, some only occasionally.  These women in my life know my heart.  I know theirs. 
Friends....true friends.  They lift you up.  They share your load when it is heavy, and they keep your secrets safe. 
I sat here, in this chair by the picture window, stitching, thinking, looking out the window.  It was one of those perfect kinds of days.  The kind where you open your windows, and breathe the fresh air deeply.
I watched the sheers that frame the window, puff out, like a wind sail, then retreat with a whoosh to the screen, and back out again.
I stitched dozens of hearts.  Thinking about my own.  Thinking about hearts near and dear to me.
I find the rhythm of hook and  yarn to be so soothing.  There is a comfort in the repetition of stitches, that come together to form the finished piece.
I stayed home all weekend, pampering myself, and healing my body from the nasty bug that took hold for over a week.
I had a craving for a homemade cookie yesterday, and made these.
They were devoured by my family that returned from the mountain, hungry, and full of stories to tell.
When I walked through the kitchen for a coffee refill a little while ago, I noticed that there were two left.  I am thinking about scooping them up on my next pass!!  If they are still there, that is!

It is a new day.  A new week.  What are you going to be up to?  I have a very neglected house to clean.  But first, I think I will do this.
Have a great day!
XO  Kris

32 comments:

Grayseasailor said...

Kris, you are a sweetheart! This is one of my favorite posts of yours that I have viewed...lovely in every way.
I am sitting here smiling at you and appreciating you and your creativity, that enrich my life. I am grateful for your friendship. Blessings to you and yours :-)
xx,
Gracie

Casey said...

Love all the hearts! You could also add lavender inside a little pouch on the inside to add a great smell too!!

Holly said...

Kris, your crocheted hearts are so pretty and YOUR HEART is beautiful. So glad you are feeling better. I've got all my windows open today and am sure enjoying this weather. Miss you!

by Teresa said...

Kris, you have a wonderful heart and are just lovable!! I have printed out that heart pattern and will make some too.. it is getting closer to when I bring out my red red red red.. stuff. You are so lucky to be able to open your window and enjoy the fresh air.. we're having freezing weather here, although it's sunny.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mereknits said...

Kris, this is one of my very favorite posts. Good friends are sentential to a persons well being, I know they are for me. I love my family but friends understand you on a whole different level, and from what I can see you have great friends because you are one. Hope you are regaining your strength.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Cheryl said...

So glad you are feeling better. Love all your hearts and your sweet words on friendship...so true.

Nicolle said...

The hearts are just gorgeous. They make me smile and I love the words you said about your friendships. So sweet. I am glad you had a nice day with the curtains blowing. I am ready for one of those days. I feel the need to air the house out a bit. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. Those cookies look great, and I love the car wash note. :)
xo

Pammy Sue said...

How dare you post those yummy-looking cookies! You know I'm on a diet and this blog is just for me! Oh, wait...

Glad you are feeling better. Your hearts are bee-U-tee-ful!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Glad you are feeling better. Cute (the note) I call Quinny bunny all the time.

Debbiedoo's said...

Love those sweet little hearts Kris!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, So glad you are feeling better; I know you were weary if you stayed home. I am so thankful to call you friend and know that you are the friend to others that you described. Your hearts are so sweet. I've got a bit of a virus, nothing bad but one that is keeping me low key on the activity scale. I did do some cleaning today but haven't been sewing lately at all.
We are having the same type of weather as you are-I've got windows open too. Wed. we are supposed to get up to the 60's-woohoo. I feel like it is spring. Have a great night.
Hugs, Noreen

Dawn said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. It is a wicked cold going around and seems to linger with people forever. Your hearts are just adorable and the perfect project to work on while sick.

Betsy said...

Kris, your words in this post touched my heart. Since I, too, have been making the same hearts this week, many of the same types of thoughts were whirling around my head. However,you wrote them down beautifully in a way I would have never been able to.

Since it's only 12F outside my window right now I don't think I'll be opening my window anytime soon. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy
Http://www.betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen.blogspot.com

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Glad to see you had a nice quiet weekend at home. So jealous of that open window and a little breeze. We are finally getting some winter weather here. I had my cheeks lasered {rosacea veins} last Friday, so I'm a bit sore. The things we do to stay beautiful. Those hearts are just too darn cute.

Debbie said...

Isn't this weather just gorgeous? I love it! The bug was quite nasty wasn't it? Glad your feeling better too. I just love the hearts! And all your thoughts on friendship. It's just so true. Good friends are just one of life's very best blessings! Hope you have a good week!

Oh, and I just LOVE that your hubby calls you Bunny..soo sweet!

Lynne said...

Glad you're feeling better. Your cookies look delish, but the hearts are so so cute!! I'm enjoying the nice weather too. Have a great week Kris!

Linda said...

It sure sounds like you are feeling better...
Good...
I know the feeling about crocheting...I also get into the rhythm...that turns into a finished piece...
I bought some wool to take on my trip...and I am itching to start..
So glad you are better, Kris..

Take care...keep those hearts coming!!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Pam said...

Glad you are feeling better! We had record cold weather last week and are expecting record high temps this week. No wonder everyone is sick! Love your hearts. And your cookies look scrumptious! Have you been watching Downton Abby? You got me hooked on it! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Linda said...

What a lovely post! I hope you are feeling better!!

Tania @ Out Back said...

This is a beautiful post Kris! I LOVE those pretty hearts :)

Glad to hear you are feeling better now, not so glad to hear that you have been ill...

x

priscilla said...

Very cute Kris ! Windows open ? Its a balmy one degree here :)
<3 you :)

Carol said...

It has been beautiful here in So-Cal..glad you are feeling better to enjoy it.

Val said...

The hearts are very precious!

Halinka said...

Witaj! Przepiękne są Twoje serduszka!!! Ja też lubię robić serduszka:)))Jeśli będziesz miała ochotę zobaczyć moje to zapraszam do siebie :))) Serdecznie pozdrawiam

Lauri said...

you're one of those wonderful friends who have touched my life. I'm so grateful for that moment in time when I got to know you. you have blessed my life!

Katie said...

What a Beautiful post, Kris. Made me cry!

Pam said...

I love that you were thinking of your very best friends when you were making your cute hearts.

I am glad to hear you had a good, relaxing, and healing weekend and that you are feeling better!

xoxo

Sarah said...

Love the hearts - you're so creative! My favorite is the red with the big pink flower. Too cute! I also really like the car wash note. He's so sweet. Hope you're feeling better!

Gloria said...

these look absolutely lovely Kris:)

Petunia Pill said...

I just love these hearts! I need to get myself in gear and make a few! And your words about friends...YES...a resounding Y-E-S!!! Hugs, Annette

Patti said...

These hearts are so sweet. I can do a granny square - but, I don't know how to do much else. I need to learn to crochet! Your friends are blessed to have you!

Jann Olson said...

Kris, you amaze me at how fast you whip crochet thing up. The hearts certainly are darling. I was craving cookies and made some the other day too. Nothin like lovin from the oven!
hugs,
Jann