I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief…

I rest in the grace of the world and am free.

Wendell Berry

unfolding june

The Summer Solstice has come and gone, we now enter a time of abundant energy and heat. Nature calls us to be outside and enjoy the sunshine, while covid-19 tells us, stay inside. So, how are you keeping entertained this summer season?

Before I share any more of my rambling thoughts with you, welcome to all the new members of the crochetcakes blog! I’m so happy you are here and sharing your love of crafting with me. I don’t know how your crafting has been but mine has been solid. I often find myself wishing for more of me just so I can craft more. Seriously, somebody stop me!

I really can’t tell you where the month has gone, is that the story with every month? June marks the 1 year anniversary of us moving into our house. I really can’t believe it’s been a year and we still have no idea how we are to do a garden. We haven’t settled on a style, or fixed the guest bathroom. While typing this does cause some stress, I’m reminding myself that we are still looking for the perfect pieces to fill our space with. Better to spend our money on furniture and decorations that will last than just some furniture to fill the space. I can’t be the only one who has been questioning the need to shop during this pandemic, right?

One of the reasons the house is still not our “dream” is because of all the time I spend crocheting, studying blogging and pattern designing. But hey, if I want to make this my business, I have to go all-in! Speaking of designing, I published the Las Nubes Top as a free pattern on the blog! This was the first pattern I ever put up for sale… Yikes! I have also become slightly obsessed with baskets, they seem ever so useful, but how to keep them organized?!

This month, I have sourced some cotton to continue crochet-fying my kitchen. Mostly because I keep losing track of my oven mitts and when you enjoy baking as much as I do, you need oven mitts! Speaking of baking, this month I baked a favorite breakfast treat, Salvadorean Quesadillas. Delicious poundcake breakfast treat. Of course, I have tweaked the recipe just a Lil bit, 1/2 of sugar, 1/4 stick of butter, and I have made it with 2 eggs instead of 3. Pro-tip, put your shredded parmesan cheese in a grinder to help it dissolve better! God, I really want some right now, but I’m out of eggs…

Anyway, here is me hoping you have a garden or access to outside areas to be able to properly take in some sunshine.

Happy Crafting!


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