Thursday, December 18, 2008

Warm, Pretty Thoughts

Thank you for all the thoughts and wishes and prayers you've sent my way. I'm still here - not prettily standing atop books with fairy lights, unfortunately - but rather under six quilts, clutching a mug of vanilla hot cocoa and thinking all the warm, pretty thoughts I can. But as soon as I feel better, I might look for a room this beautiful and try balancing on books. We'll see.

Doesn't that picture just make you think pretty Christmas thoughts? Maybe it's the medicine, but it does me. I found this shot in Handknit Holidays, a book I added to my Christmas wish list a bit ago. (Along with this and then this Christmas album. Have you heard Sara Groves?) Anyway, can you believe those socks? If I was a good friend or all-around great girl, I'd knit you all a pair of those socks and send them along with a strand of fairy lights. Then we could all balance on top of books and feel warm and pretty and maybe, if only for a moment, our worlds would be a tiny bit better. If only for a moment.

Okay. Shutting this pretty party down. I've reread this post 17 times and get more confused each time. (On the paragraph above, I had "tiny better bit better" written, and was nearly in tears trying to figure out how to fix it.) Oh dear. What am I even doing on the internet, anyway?

I'm going back to my ethereal music and warm sock thoughts. Meet you back here Monday. -Brin

(By the way, check out these fairy lights made from paper egg cartons. Delightful! I'm definitely trying these after the new year...)

17 comments:

Cori G. said...

What a darling image. She looks like a sugar plum fairy. I hope you stay warm and toasty and get plenty of sleep.

Randi said...

I need that book ... maybe next year my little girls will be wearing those adorable socks! Get well.

tara said...

I love Sara Groves she's one of my favs! along with Casting Crowns, Bebo Norman, and recently Taylor Swifts new Love Story song. But anyway, I hope you stay warm and heal up before Christmas gets here! Your post was perfectly fine although I know what it's like to be on cold or flu meds and trying to write and wondering if it's completely loony sounding. pretty fairy lights by the way - I don't think I've ever heard of fairy lights before... oh and cool socks! makes me want to cozy up to a big ole fire...but we aren't doing that here in Georgia with the 70 degree weather. It's no fair because everywhere else in the country is getting snow! Well, that's my hubby's complaint - I really don't mind being warm because I'm always cold. hugs and Merry Christmas, Brin!

Tara

Kimberley said...

I just love how threading words can reduce you to tears? It is what makes blogging worthwhile!

Raggedy Girl said...

I am a 64 year old chubby great grandma and I want a pair of sock just like those.
Get well soon, Brin.
Roberta Anne

Charm and Grace said...

I love Sara Groves but don't have her Christmas album. I can see I need to add that to my Christmas list. What fabulous socks! Sorry you're still in the fog of sickness. You rest and get better! Wish I could send you some of this 75 degree weather here in Alabama! I'd love to have some snow...

Blessings,
Christi

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Bless you....even sick you manage to bring us more delights! Those socks are lovely, I can't imagine knitting a pair! Stay warm, get well and enjoy your music! I'll have to check into Sara Groves soon. Holiday hugs!!

paisley penguin said...

Those socks are on my knitting list. I can't wait to make them!

Get well and merry Christmas!

cathy said...

I'm so glad to see that you are doing a tiny bit better. Keep snuggling and enjoying that vanilla cocoa.

linda t said...

You don't always have to make sense Brin. We love you just the same.
Rest and may you hear Him whisper truth in your ear as you mend and heal.
Get well soon.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

It's always so beautiful here, you have the perfect everything. If I were sick, I'd want you to care for me so I'm sending warm hugs your way to make you feel better :). Get well dear friend!

Christmas Hugs,
MN Kathi :)

Sharon G said...

That is a great book,and those stockings are so unique.Well as we wait for our snow storm here on cape cod, I plan to clean my knitting & sewing room and then knit away till the kids bed time I need to start wrapping.
So you stay warm and get your rest and before you know it you will very busy again...

Rosa said...

Those socks are awesome! I wonder how eccentric (sp?) people would think I was if I wore them in public? After all I am 43!
I'm afraid it may be to late to worry about that though. . .
:D
Praying for your quick recovery.

Amy said...

That's why we love you! You're hilarious when you're sick!

betty r said...

I love the socks! Take care Brin and get well.

Michelle said...

Hey Brin, glad you are feeling better. :) I love that scarf. I saw it several times on the Martha website and even I, yes I was too lazy to make THAT scarf. Very sad...but I will admire yours from afar. :) I just love those knitted stockings too. How sweet and adorable.

Michele Jacobs said...

I love these!! Where can I get the pattern?