Sunday, November 23, 2014


Accept what is,
Let go of what was
and have faith in
what will be.

With love,
The Universe

I'm trying.

If you have a moment
would you mind saying
a little prayer for my
Pappaw? It shouldn't
be long now.

Weekending with Karen

Thursday, November 20, 2014


If you travel solo,
being totally responsible
for yourself, it's
evitable that you
will discover just
how capable you are.


The weather has been gorgeous
here in the south. Weather
that requires hand knit woolies,
fires burning in the wood stove,
hot chai in mugs, vegetable stews
bubbling in cast iron pots, quilts
on the beds. Sadly there wasn't
any snow [yet ],  but still it's been
pretty great.

I was gifted with several boxes of
apples so have spent a few days
making pies and applesauce to
last a few months, eating a lot
with cheese and almonds, and
handing take home bags to
anyone who stopped by for
a visit. Pay it forward!

I've knit a mitten and will cast
on it's friend tonight. I am using
this pattern and must say it is
very well written and easy to
follow.  I can not wait to embroidery
some pretty flowers on them, but
that will have to wait a week because..

...I am packing my bags and taking
a trip. I am going to give my Pappaw
and my Mom a hug!

Wishing you all days filled with beauty.


Sunday, November 16, 2014


I'm awkward. I laugh a lot. 
 I trust people I shouldn't 
 I'm quiet at times. I smile
a lot. I get left out a lot.  
 I try to look pretty, but
give up a lot. I've been hurt. 
 I don't like my appearance
at times. I'M NOT PERFECT! 
 But I'm just gunna be me
and see where life takes me.


This was a quiet weekend

filled with long walks in
the marsh, noticing all
the pretty autumn colors,

the first fire in the wood
stove, ,my arms a little
sore from hauling in
wood [I'm out of practice],

eating homemade tomato
dill soup for dinner,

sock knitting,

trying to embrace my new
hair cut and telling myself
it's just another step and
then I can grow it long again.

Wishing you a gentle start to
the new week.

Quick Tomato Dill Soup

Sauté 1 chopped red onion
in 2 Tablespoon butter until
soft, then add 2 chopped garlic
and continue cooking for a
minute or two.
Add 1 quart canned tomatoes
and heat until warm, puree' ,
then add 1 teaspoon dill weed,
salt and pepper to taste.
Add a little cream to pot, maybe
1/2 -3/4 cup [I didn't measure]
heat gentle, being careful not
to boil.
I sprinkle hemp hearts on my
bowl just before eating.

Weekending with Karen

Thursday, November 13, 2014


You don't always
need a plan.
Sometimes you just
need to breathe,
trust, let go and
see what happens.


While so much of the country
is experiencing a polar vortex
here in the south I am still
waiting. The kindling has been
split, the firewood is stacked
and the wood stove is just waiting
to have the first fire of the season.
Bring it!

I signed up for a thirty day trail
of Amazon Prime and have been
enjoying movie watching as I knit.
I still have a lot to check out, but
so far I am enjoying the whole package;
I ordered a backpack and it arrived
at my front door in two days, a big
plus in my book.

There was a little yarn buying this week too.
Emerson, my six year old grand, requested
a pair of hand knit socks and that is something
I will never say no to.
I also saw these and smitten is right...
I NEED a pair of these for my very own.
More yarn was added to my bag so I
can cast these on too.

The mail brought the most adorable
bag that I won from Wanda, just in
time for all the new projects being
cast on. Thank you Wanda, I love it.

I am asking for prayers once again for
my Pappaw. He was just released from
the hospital and is now home, hospice
will be making visits and all I can do is
trust...sometimes that is hard.

Wishing you a gentle and peacefilled


Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Let yourself be silently drawn by the
stronger pull of what you really love.


I finished the hat I was knitting
last week and today will send
it on it's way to bless another soul.

I do have some Christmas knitting
being worked on, but since it's a
secret I thought I would show you
the progress I have made on my
socks. It won't be long before it's
time to make the heels, you know,
the really fun part, at least it is for

It's no secret that I love quotes and
poetry so reading Rumi is right up
my alley. It helps that the pages in
this book are short since I keep falling
asleep almost as soon as my head
hits the pillow, sigh.

Joining with Ginny

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Life is short.
If there was ever
a moment to follow
your passion and do
something that matters
to you, that moment is

A weekend of visiting with
a son and daughter in love
with some wonderful friends.

Horseback riding on a darling
of a gelding, Smokey, although
he prefers to be called Snowflake;
we are now the best of friends.

Exploring the area, discovering
long abandon buildings and
wondering about their story.
Seeing white tail deer everywhere,
laughing and enjoying some
great company.

Being so tired when I arrived
home that I only had the energy
to prepare apples and cheese for
dinner.  The apples were a gift
from family visiting from VA
and I am enjoying every bite.

Spending most of Sunday with
my sweet girl Emerson. Playing
outside, crafting inside, listening
to her read to me, me reading to
her. I miss her already.

I enjoyed every minute of my

Joining with Karen