Thursday, December 18, 2014


He said, "Above all, watch with
glittering eyes the whole world
around you because the greatest
secrets are always hidden in the
most unlikely places. Those who
don't believe in magic will never
find it. "

~ Ronald Dahl

I believe, do you?

I have spent the week
soaking in all the magic
this time of year offers and
am looking forward to
what secrets will be reveled

I want to wish each and every
one of you a most wonderful
Christmas. I am so thrilled that
you are in my life and I can't
wait to see what the next year
brings for you and for me.

This space will be quiet for the
next week as I prepare for my
most favorite holiday, but I
will try to pop in and visit you
as time allows.

Merry, merry Christmas.

Much Love,

Sunday, December 14, 2014


"How lucky I am to have something
that makes saying goodbye so hard"

~Winnie the Pooh

All of my babies and their loves
managed to make it here for an
afternoon of eating, , gifting and
family love.  I am so lucky to call
this bunch my family, I love them
with all my heart!

Weekending with Karen

Thursday, December 11, 2014


I want to sit by the window when it rains and
read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to
paint because I want to, not because I’ve got
something to prove. I want to listen to my body,
fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up
slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want not
to be governed by money or clocks or any of the
artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself.
I just want to be, boundless and infinite.

~ Ilovemylists

It's been a week filled
with quiet, peace and
a little self pampering.
A week of knitting and
gift making, of phone
calls with dear friends
and beautiful cards in
the mail. A week of
walks and salt water,
good books and even
better food. A week to

Have a great weekend
my friends.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014


The cure for anything is salt water-
                     the sea.

~ Isak Dinesen

While I work on Christmas
gifts year round the month
of December always finds
me with a list that is not

Since I know I have family
members that visit here I am
only showing you a peek of
what is currently taking up
most of my knitting time...
tis' the season. :)

I can share with you a future
yarn along project that I
was thrilled to win from
Susan B. Anderson and
Infinite Twist, The
Heyward Shawl Kit.
I am looking forward to
casting on just as soon
as all my Christmas knitting
is wrapped.

I am still reading My Sister's Grave
and can see it being made into
a tv movie in the future; it's
a very easy read.

Joining with  Ginny.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


My To Do List For Today:

~  Count my blessings
~ Practice Kindness
~ Let go what I can't control
~ Listen to my heart
~ Be Productive yet calm
~ Just breathe

Thank you all so very much for your
well wishes concerning the passing
of my Pappaw. I am doing much
better and while I will miss him, I
will remember him and to me that is
very important.

My weekend has been filled with
shopping along side a sweet daughter
in love. We spent Saturday visiting
local shops and doing a little Christmas
buying. I discovered a new to me
shop Olive the Above that carries
flavored olive oils and balsamic
vinegars.; I could drink the honey
ginger vinegar by the mug! I might
have bought a few bottles to keep
in my kitchen ;)

I have been knitting away on my
Christmas gifts, finishing a pair of
socks and a pair of mittens.  I did
visit the LYS while in town and
brought home a few new yarns,
but they won't be cast on until
I finish what I've already started,
maybe ;) Is it the yarn fumes that
makes knitting so addictive? What
ever the cause I am thankful to
have learned this life skill.

I wanted to introduce you to the newest
member of the farm,  Lannister, a Bantam
rooster to keep Daenerys and Arya
company. He has the sweetest little
crow that has been bringing a smile
to my face all week.

My daughter, Erin, along with her love,
John and sweet little Emerson brought
me a tree today and even helped put the
lights on. I have started to pull out the
ornaments, many belonging to my Mike's
grandmother, and will slowly get the
tree decorated this week. I am in no
hurry, I am just going to enjoy each
activity the season brings and hold all
the memory making close to my heart.

Weekending with Karen

Thursday, December 4, 2014


No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don’t want to die to get there, and yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. right now, the new is you. Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it’s quite true. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs




Harry G. Reed
Born: May 1, 1918
Died: December 4, 2014 
I will miss you!