Summer is swiftly fading into the shadows of fall. Some days hold an overcast hue and others end with a chill. I cannot even believe the idea that I am moving back onto campus two weeks from today and I am doing my best to make the most of summer while it lasts. I just want to hold onto this feeling of calm for as long as possible because once the year begins again I know I will be thrown back into the stress of nursing school and that thought overwhelms me. Lately I've been trying my best to make plans for swimming, bonfires, and bike rides. I've noticed that every summer that goes by the spontaneity of the summer before is lost bit by bit. I no longer can drive over to pick up my girl friends for a quick dip in the lake. We have all gone our separate ways and now plans must be made for summer fun. I'm sorry to be so somber this morning. I really intended this to be a fun entry about the cute heart shaped elbow patches I sewed onto my oldest, most loved piece of clothing, but the slow death of summer has gotten to me.
But back to the cardigan. I bought this simple black knit cardigan six years ago and every time I wear it I feel as if I'm wearing a blanket, I'm enveloped by warmth and love. I love the feelings we associate to clothing sometimes, because an emotion gives cloth life. Over the years of wearing this cardigan I've worn holes into the elbows, lost several buttons, and repaired tears. I fixed them all but the elbow holes had gotten to the point where they couldn't be fixed with just thread and fabric from a beloved friends old tshirt (black fabric she selflessly gave me one afternoon when I was upset over yet another hole). I decided to try out the heart shaped elbow patches I saw over at A Beautiful Mess months ago. I feel like they truly gave it new life and the thought of being able to wear it when the chill finally comes gives me a bit of comfort.
I hope your day is filled with sun & summer fun,