Tuesday, October 28, 2014


It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day;
the sky was clear and serene, and nature
wore that rich and golden livery which we
always associate with the idea of abundance.
The forests had put on their sober brown and
yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind
had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant
dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As
Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye...
ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly

~Washington Irving,
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"


 I can now exhale,
the shawl is complete
and I am ready for a
beautiful outdoor autumn
Thank you for all the support
and encouraging words, knowing
you were cheering me on helped
I am reading The Invention of Wings .
Joining Ginny.

Monday, October 27, 2014


One of the secrets to life is
that all that is really worth
doing is what we do for others.

~ Lewis Carroll

 Knitters and I think most people
in general are such a wonderful,
giving group and I wanted to
make you aware of fundraiser
that is being hosted by the
designer Maria Yarley  to
help another knitter and her
family who are going through
a difficult time.  Would you
please take a moment and look?
Maybe there is someone in your
life who would love a little pullover
or you could donate it as a gift?
100 % of the proceeds are going
to the family, but if this is something
you can't do at the moment, maybe
you could put the pattern in your
queue or favorites and/ or say a
prayer for a family that is hurting.

Thank you so much.


Sunday, October 26, 2014


Wandering re-establishes the original
harmony which once existed between
man and the universe. 

~Anatole France

A little getaway, just
my daughter and me.

Her for a class, me
to knit then wander
around taking in the

A great meal at Black Bean Co.

then visiting a few shops. I
brought home my shoes
for the wedding!

Today has been final plans
for the rehearsal dinner all
mapped out [there is a lot
of cooking in my week ahead]
and knitting. I'm getting close
to having a finished shawl, although
I'm not there yet.

Weekending with Karen

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Friendship isn’t a big thing —
it’s a million little things.

~Author Unknown

 I am so touched by all
the help I have received
from each of you concerning
my dress and shawl knitting,
Thank you. I am knitting
along and have faith that
I will meet my deadline.
If I don't? I received a long
distance phone call from a
dear friend letting me know
she has a shawl that will be
perfect and can get it to me
in time.
 The weather here has turned
cooler making for perfect outdoor
under cloudless skies.
I even had to wear a
light jacket and socks
this morning!
 Do any of you buy
magazines just for the
ads? I bought the latest
issue of Vogue Knitting
just so I could frame this
page from the ads.
 I have been meaning to
show you the thoughtful
gifts that Maria from
Cats, Crafts and Penguins
sent me as part of the Pay
it Forward I signed up for.
Maria  is so talented, and
so sweet,  she even
sent a gift for Miss Bette,
which is a huge hit.
My mail box has been
busy this week. I received
some beautiful yarn and
stitch markers from a giveaway
I won hosted by the lovely
Andi of My Sister's Knitter
and a God's eye, a hand carved owl,
body butter and healing salve all from
the amazing Kim and her family at
Thank all of you ladies, I love everything
and am so blessed to have each of you
as we travel along in this life.
I just hugged you in my thoughts, I
hope you felt the squeeze.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


thank you

Thank you for all the
comments on yesterday's
post, they were most
helpful. After a good
night's sleep I've decided
to give a try.

No stress.

The pattern is simple, something
I wanted so it didn't conflict
with the design of the dress.
If it doesn't work out
then I will pick something
up in town, right?

I think I can do it!

Joining Ginny

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I get by with a little help
from my friends.

~ John Lennon

I need your help if you have
a moment.

As many of you know my son
is getting married next Saturday.
The wedding is outdoors and
the evenings are turning cool.
Above is a quickly snapped
photo of my dress; I'm sorry
for the poor quality, it's dark,
and it's been a long day, I'm tired.

I need a wrap.

I am thinking of casting on this
and using Malabrigo Sock Yarn
in TerraCota [it's orange].

What do you think? Please be
honest, I don't have a lot of time.

Thank you in advance.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Look at a tree, a flower, a plant.
Let your awareness rest upon it.
How still they are, how deeply
rooted in Being. Allow nature
to teach you stillness.

-Eckhart Tolle


 [Granddaddy long leg egg sack]

[Crab spider]
It's really amazing what
you can see in this world
when you take the time
be still and look.


I wish that for you too.