We started lessons this week
and it has been raining and raining
[and then raining a lot more]keeping
us indoors for most of the day so
knitting this week is all about
ease and tranquility.
I have small projects on the needles
scattered around to pick up and set
down whenever I have a moment.
A Miranda Hat in soft silk bamboo.
A Chuck's Cowl in soft wool, and
a simple little dish cloth knitting
four, purling 4 across for small squares.
Reading is a book I first heard about
on Elizabeth's blog. It is turning out
to be the best book I have read all
year. I love the author, Jen Hatmaker's,
conversational writing style and have
plans to order more of her books. Amazonsays about 7, 7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her
husband and her children to varying degrees) took seven months, identified seven
areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the
modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.
Family was center this
Saturday as tuxedos
were ordered and the
first of many shower's
was attended in honor
of the up coming wedding.
It was fun meeting all
the new people that
will now be in my
life because of a new love
and realizing just how
small this world really is.
Now if I can just find a
Sunday has been books
and paper as we start
the first day of school
on Monday and a few items
needed to be tweaked. While
summer has been lovely
and I have enjoyed floating
from one hour to the
next, it really is time
for a little structure to my
My birthday is fast
approaching and that
always means a giveaway,
this year is no exception. :)
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a
smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act
of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life
around. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Once again I find myself eternally
grateful to all of you who take the
time to visit, to leave a comment,
send an email, inspire me, cry with
me and laugh with me. I am touched,
honored and awed by all of you.
I have been enjoying a new little hobby,
button making and would like to share
with you. I am giving away two 1 1/4
inch buttons made from a whitetail deer
antler shed. The buttons have been
sanded, polished, oiled and polished again.
Leave me a comment letting me know what
you are most looking forward to this fall [or
spring if you are on the other side of the world].
If you live in the US the last summer holiday
is next weekend so I will wait and randomly
draw a name on my birthday, September 6.
I like giving gifts on my birthday so I thought
that would be a perfect day.
Much love to all of you and have a great
a patch pocket to add to the
front of the tank along with an
Really, I just want an excuse
to use one of the buttons I have
been working on for days.
Interested in a few antler buttons
of your own? Be sure to check back
in a few days for a giveaway. :)
My youngest son read Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
and ask if I would read it
so we could discuss a few points.
I must confess that at first I put off
reading this book, the cover isn't
that attactive, I thought the
book would be scary and not at all
what I enjoy reading, I was wrong.
The writing grabbed me on the second
page and I am reading way past
my bedtime just because I want to
know how it all turns out.
Do you read out of your comfort zone?
I wanted to say thank you for all the
well wishes on my anniversary
yesterday, y'all are all so
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
A weekend of crossing bridges, breathing in the salt air as the waves renewed my soul. Watching a lone shrimp boat wait her turn under the draw bridge and hoping the shrimpers have a great season as the last few years have been hard on them. An unexpected sleepover with my favorite four year old!!! Hearing all about her new school and the friends she is making. Collecting all the hugs I can and holding them tight inside my heart. The studio has been cleaned so today will be paints and pencils as I need to fill the long hours, but thankful for each and every one of them. I hope your weekend is going well and it has been filled with unexpected happy surprises! Joining with Amanda.
The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this: Sunshine creates
happiness, and I create myself. Nights are long and life is predominantly
good. Wind is refreshing. Tea is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to
yourself so that you can above all be good to others.