More often than naught I find myself looking forward to the slow pace that an upcoming weekend promises. Tonight, a bit of apple crisp with fresh cream (recipe from The Red Lion Inn Cookbook), a lovely stroll through the pages of A Simple Life, and a cup of tea before bed is thrill enough for me.
The articles in this particular magazine are quite wonderful. Christine Crocker, a noted 18th & 19th C. doll maker and kindred spirit shares her essay, The Old Chair. Another lovely friend, Kris Casucci , who is the proprietress of Walker Homestead, a homestead Tasha Tudor would indeed be envious of, writes about the Henry Whitfield State Museum. Celebrated author Mark Kimball Moulton, who took some lovey pictures of our Lydia with Father Christmas at Kris' Christmas open house last year, photographed the piece and captured the true spirit of the museum. Mark also has a photo essay in ASL called, When Autumn Comes Calling. His pictures are alive with the foliage and history of the area. One wishes they could jump into the photo and live the life so serenely captured! Mark photographed Old Sturbridge Village and in one picture I had to do a double take as I thought it was my tin kitchen and open hearth in the photo. Most people who visit Blueberry Cottage remark they feel as if they have been transported back to the 1800's.
Tomorrow promises some knitting with friends as well as wrapping up some gardening projects. The pool has been closed, so summer has been ushered out and we welcome autumn graciously this weekend. And church on Sunday is the cherry on top of our weekend!
Enjoy your weekend my friends.