I was hoping to post more about my culinary retreat, but today my dad sent me an old photo of my mother from 1964 - knitting no less! So today you get family instead of vacation. May I present my beautiful mother in 1964, and in 2007.
My mother was the one who taught me how to knit, and I only wish I had some photos of the beautiful sweaters she made for me and my sister when we were little. Or all of the elaborate Barbie doll clothes she made, including a little mink stole. We even had matching outfits that my mother made from the scraps of dresses she made for me.
As for the butterfly chair, I remember it well. I had it in my bedroom for a long time.