Sunday, January 31, 2016


I think this is how we are
suppose to be in the world-
present and in awe.

~ Anne Lamott

What a gentle and peace filled weekend.
Saturday was spent reading [and this book
is fantastic], knitting,  hiking and
not being in a hurry to do anything.

Sunday I was on the shore with a hot
cup of tea before 6:30 a.m. and watched
as the sun rose over the ocean.
I saw birds, lots of sand dollars, starfish,
a live shrimp [I've never seen one at
the beach] that I put back in the water,
a dolphin swimming by and a really
long walk There was a man of war and
even a long stemmed yellow rose rolling
in the tide, along with the remains of
logger head turtle eggs. I tried to share
just a bit of this beauty with you in my photos,
[all with no filter], so you could enjoy
it with me.

I hope your weekend filled you with all
you need and you are ready for the first
day of February tomorrow.

Weekending with Karen

Friday, January 29, 2016


 Something to think about....

“As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being.  If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that its hunger for an infinite future is insatiable? But suppose you could answer, “It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what’s happening now.” How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies—how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?” ~ Alan Watts

Embrace you humanness, take joy in just

being alive, in days that seem ordinary,
but knowing that each holds the power to
be extraordinary. That each breathe you
take holds the power to be the best day
of your life, that this life is phenomenal!

 Happy weekend my friends! 

Much Love,


Wednesday, January 27, 2016


I think
I question
I design
I create
I struggle
I collaborate
I try
I solve
I invent
I reflect

I learn!

From the first moment I
saw Ewden hanging as
a sample in my LYS
I was smitten and now
that I have all of my
knitting obligations
met I decided it was
time to knit something
just for me.

I have the pattern, the
needles and the yarn,
but am a little unsure
of myself. I've mentioned
before that I am a lefty
and knit patterns from
left to right [you can see
how I knit hereand while
I can usually just move
right along, this pattern
has me a little stumped.
It is a pattern that is knit
in pieces and has cables
on both sides, and along
the top, so I have decided
to knit a sample piece using
scrap yarn just to see how it
all works, then I will use my
pretty yarn. At the rate I
am going I won't be wearing
my Ewden this season, but
that's okay, I want to do
it right, and sometimes that
means taking it very slow!

On my nightstand is a book
I am just getting ready to
begin, The Poisonwood Bible.
Amanda, The Life and Times of
Julian and Amanda ,suggested
a Read Along and since I adore
her and have had this book on
my shelf for far too long waiting
to be read I am thrilled she
suggested it.

Joining Ginny

Sunday, January 24, 2016



 The weekend started early
Friday morning with a drive
to Charleston,
 in the pouring rain and
dropping temperatures,

 for a doctor's appointment at
MUSC [Medical University
of South Carolina] and it was
a very good appointment indeed,
and we won't be back until the
end of May!
Afterwards we visited
Earth Fare, and while
it's not as big as Whole
Foods, it was really nice
and a bit closer.
 and had yummy springrolls
for dinner.
Saturday brought snow flurries!!!
to the LowCountry, but they
melted as soon as they hit the
ground; next time my snow vibes
with include accumulation'!
 I spent the morning working
on a new recipe, it still needs
a little tinkering,
 but between Alex and My Mike
these cupcakes aren't going to
waste. I am on a cleanse so I
haven't even had a bite.
 Sunday I spent putting
together a jar of Fire Cider
 that promises to live up to it's name,
I added lots of jalapenos and cayenne's .
This afternoon has been
devoted to knitting and
watching old movies.
I am in desperate need
of dishcloths.

How was your weekend?

Joining Karen

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


'There is no point in hurrying because you
are not actually going anywhere. However
far or long you plod, you are always in the
same place: in the woods.'

~ Bill Bryson

The lovie baby blanket I have
been working on for the past
two weeks has been cast off,
washed, dried and ironed to
kill the acrylic. [This is the
way I do it].

There is love in each and
every stitch and I hope when
this gift is received all that
love will be felt.

I'm still reading A Walk in the Woods
and love it!

Joining Ginny

Sunday, January 17, 2016


She loved the sea..

She liked the sharp
salty smell of the air,
and the vastness
of the horizons
bounded only by a vault
of azure sky above,

it made her feel small,
but free as well.

~ George R.R. Martin

So many ups and downs these
last few days, but then I guess
that is life right?

There has been rain, and sun,
time at home, and time spent
going to the eye doctor's, at
first just for my annual check
up and then to check for a deeper

As many of you know I have
Graves Disease, something I
was diagnosed with in my early
20's.  Along with all the issues this
disease brings, it now looks like
I have glaucoma. Sigh. I am just
thankful I have a great doctor
and we will stay on top of this.
And this next week my new glasses
will be in so that is exciting.

I have spent the last few days
knitting away, I am almost done
with the wee blanket and today
after the rain moved out My Mike
and I took a drive to the shore, my
happy place, where we walked for
hours. My favorite scene was
discovering a palmetto tree decorated
with bits of nature. Oh, and the birds,
I love watching the sea birds.

Dinner was leftover lasagna that I
made last night and in just a bit
I am going to sit down with my
knitting and watch The Martian
with my family.

I hope your weekend have been filled
with love and joy and you are ready
for a great week ahead.

Joining Karen