"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Berry pickin'

The weekend is just about here and we are off to Cranberry Cottage. I am hoping it will not be busy in our little dirt road so I can enjoy time in the garden stitching and reading. This is a pinkeep that I stitched about two years ago while we were at the cottage. It is the height of the tourist season but we hope our little hideaway is still peaceful. We will not be lazy in the garden the entire weekend. It is blueberry season and we hope to go pick some berries to enjoy in the coming week while having some to freeze for over the winter months. We like to go to the berry farm a couple of times each summer to get our fill of pickin'.

“You ought to have seen what I saw on my way
To the village, through Mortenson's pasture to-day:
Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,
Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum
In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!
And all ripe together, not some of them green
And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen!"

~~ Robert Frost


Linda said...

Heidi, have a lovely weekend. My mouth is watering just thinking of these yummy blueberries..I'm thinking cobbler.

Sweet, sweet pinkeep...hugs, Linda

Judy said...

I'm so wanting that cobbler or muffins made with all those yummy berries.

Anonymous said...

Oh, just imagine the pleasure and possibilities of all those delicious blueberries...how about some muffins?

Marie x

Nancy said...

I hope your weather is beautiful, you have quiet and pick lots of berries. I love that pinkeep too. It is one of the cutest ones you have made. Every year it pops back out ready for the blueberrie season.
Have fun.
Love Mom

Tammy said...

Just love the pinkeep!
Happy stitchin', berry pickin' and relaxin'

hazel c UK said...

Enjoy your weekend Heidi and Jos and how I would love to be picking blueberries with you both. Love the pinkeep and the pictures.
Love Hazel (UK)

Tracy said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend at the cottage, Heidi... mmm...blueberries... Having a stash of berries in the freezer brings summer memories to the winter! :o) Happy Days, my friend (HUGS))

Caroline said...


I love, love, love the pinkeep, it is gorgeous! The book looks interesting as well, I think I will really have to get myself some Elsa Beskow books.
Blueberries are among my favourite fruits, there is so many gorgeous things you can do with them.
I saw the notice about wanting to be tag free too late, I already tagged you with a (bookish) tag. Hope you do not mind.

Hope that you had a wonderful time at Cranberry cottage.

Rhondi said...

WHat a pretty photo of the bluberries. I presume you did the stitched picture. Well I am finally caught uo with all the posts I missed. Hope you are having a good week.
Your friend Rhondi