The very cute baby sweater and hat were knit by my friend Brenda. Aren't they adorable? Dear Brenda, I thought you'd like to see another glimpse of the creation you so lovingly made. And hopefully, a baby will wear these soon enough.
This beautiful little blanket was sent by another talented knitter, Kit. I posted a close-up so you can all admire this lovely, original pattern. I'm still taking baby steps with knitting, so you can imagine how impressed I was by this lacy, lovely masterpiece.
We finally put up the curtains in our bedroom, and they are a lovely, bright, glowing orange. I know they may seem too bright to some, but I love the warmth of this color. In the first house where we lived, we didn't have curtains or shutters in our bedroom, and the sunshine used to wake us very early in the morning. So we draped the window with a dark orange sheet - it wasn't very classy, but it did the job. And I loved the warm, orange glow in our bedroom. I'm glad to have it back.
You can catch another glimpse of our curtains in the mirror. You can also see my bedside table - I'm not proud of how cluttered it is, but haven't figured out a proper place for all those knick-knacks yet. By the way, both the drawer chest with mirror, and the bedside table are hand-me-downs that we got for free. Same goes for my husband's bedside table - it doesn't match mine, but we don't mind too much.
PS: I hope my Jewish readers had an easy 10-th of Tevet fast. For obvious reasons, I'm released from it, but I sure hope it wasn't too difficult for those who aren't. May we all see the Holy Temple rebuilt in our day, and rejoice with Jerusalem.