Hi to everyone on a sad day for me. Summer's over. September starts the fall season for me even if the temps are still high, which they are today. I'm taking advantage of the warmth, and my swings. There's something about that slow steady movement that calms the nerves and relieves the stress. It does it for babies, and carries through to elderly folks. My mom and dad always had a backyard swing, the first being held by a stand made from shiny black pipes. The last was a wooden stand with that same black swing, now hanging in my garage. It calmed mom and put dad to sleep. They would bundle up even when it was cold and enjoy the soothing motion. I've found that it does the same for me.
The single swing we had built for mom when she lived here, is purposely high enough for my feet to swing free. It starts with a slow but deliberate motion and as the stress melts away, I swing as high as the kids on playgrounds. Really high. It's so much fun, and I always end in a upbeat mood. When I'm not reaching for the sky, I stitch here.
I have hanging hooks that I use to hold necessities, and the handle installed for mom to lift herself off the swing will always be in place to hang my scissors. The big swing is another stitching spot and offers more room, but my favorite is mom's. So today is when I realize there won't be many more stitching afternoons in my favorite spots.