Welcome to another one!
Every Friday Susanne at Living To Tell The Story hosts anyone who wants to share the good things of his/her week for Friday's Fave Five.
My faves this week are:
1. The Professor had a birthday. We celebrated quietly, which was his request. He shares his birthday with my mother, so we always smile and remember her, too.
2. An episode involving a cell phone and The New Boy made my week. It seems that THB has learned how to use his mama's cell phone to call his grandpa. This week, I answered The Professor's cell because he was driving and heard squealing and giggling. It took only a quick glance at the incoming number to realize, 'Ah, it's TNB again.' He has been able to manipulate the keys on the phone for a couple of months, but until this week it seemed that his calls were random. Now, hmmm. We think he knows he's calling Grandpa and is trying to respond to the voice he hears coming from this fantastic toy he finds in Mama's handbag.
3. The Professor and I drove to Solvang, a Danish town north of Santa Barbara. We had an errand at Village Spinning and Weave Shop, the mecca of all spinners and weavers in Southern California.
After picking out our (um, MY) purchases and stowing them in the car, we strolled around Solvang, had lunch and poked our heads in to various shops.
4. Through all the years I have been visiting Solvang, I have always stopped in to Thumbelina Needlework to gaze at the beautiful Danish cross stitch patterns. Today we stepped in to that wonderful little shop and reminisced about all the items I've purchased-- the thimbles, scissors, skeins of thread, aida cloth.
I have always loved Carl Larsson's paintings and Thumbelina has carried the cross stitch patterns of his work. The clerk (I suspect he is the owner) graciously offered to let me photograph my favorite (which was covered in protective plastic). Some day I'd love to stitch this picture.5. We spent a few minutes wandering through the grounds and gardens of Old Mission Santa Ines. Having been founded in 1804 (the year Lewis and Clark arrived at the Pacific Ocean 900 miles to the north), Santa Ines was one of the last missions opened in the Spanish territory of Alta California. This mission is still an active church with a lovely little chapel. I plan to post more photos of the gardens and cemetery next week.
That was my week in faves. What was your fave this week? You can share at Living To Tell The Story.