Thursday, February 7, 2013


The best things in life are nearest: 
Breath in your nostrils, light in your
eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at
your hand, the path of right just before
you. Then do not grasp at the stars,
but do life's plain, common work as it
comes, certain that daily duties and daily
bread are the sweetest things in life. 

~Robert Louis Stevenson

It may not be an exciting, wild thrills life,
but it's mine and I'm happy. This week
has been

* Apple Pie and hand churned ice cream

*Cameilla's in bloom

*Seed potatoes in the ground

*Finishing the instep of both socks
 and moving on to the feet, thinking
 they need a little heart to give them
 that extra 'somethin-somethin'.

*Finally buying blocking wires
  so I won't have to use 100's  of
  t-pins and several hours out of
  my day to block my knits.

*Finding more unusual mushrooms
  on the property

*Reading a sweet little story and
 wondering if I can talk Mike into

*Still dreaming of our Yarn Along
 trip...I haven't forgotten.

*Looking in the sky, seeing a huge
  X and feeling like I live at the end
  of the rainbow.

* Terrible headaches and low grade
   fevers for several days

* and hoping I feel well enough to
   attend the embroidery class I have
   signed and paid for.

* Missing you and hoping your week
  was everything you wanted it to be.

* Enjoy the weekend.



  1. Blocking wires? I have never heard of them, they look fabulous! Ooh, the straight edges you'll achieve!
    Hope you feel better soon. I like that flag of St Andrew in the sky :-)

  2. Sounds like you have accomplished much. In all this I hope your headaches go away- no that is what it is, you live at the end of the rainbow, I knew it.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. I do hope you feel well enough to attend your class Tracey. Never heard of blocking wires, cool!

    Have a great weekend.

  4. I have a terrible headache today too. Hope yours have faded away!
    I do relish the common happenings of my days...first cup of tea in the morning is my favorite.

  5. that last photo of the mushroom, what an interesting thing there! amazing.
    and oh oh, how i would love to move there as well. maybe we could be neighbors. lol
    i have been knitting socks as well, but mine are wee little baby socks, much quicker. those socks look nice and thick.

  6. Sorry you haven't been feeling well and you make it to your class. I'll move to Ireland with you if Mike's not interested :)

  7. I think I have the same malady - just feel yucky with headache and low fever. Hoping yours is on its way out. Oh, a yarn along retreat would be fantastic. And I think common is perfect.

  8. A peaceful week of simple pleasures to be sure...hope you are feeling much better soon, though. We have had lots of viruses going around here... a couple of nights ago I could hardly breath but the next day was much improved. Amazing what some rest and Airbourne will do. Get well and enjoy the rest of the week.

  9. i love common dear tracey. feel better soon and yes lets dream some more about that getaway.

  10. yes, dreams do come true.....let's keep on dreaming!!! feel better soon....i'm anxious to hear all about the embroidery class. (I just found a local embroidery guild...I'm going next week---we can compare notes!!!)

  11. Sorry you're dealing with a bug. Hope you kick that pain to the curb.
    Yes, one must take time to smell the roses around oneself and het away from all this commercialism.

  12. You are far from common, but I think i know what you mean. I also think you are one amazing person and that it would be great if one day we could meet. Love what you do and who you are. Take care and rest til you are better.We have had a great week and have been enjoying the greeness since our rain. And of course just doing the common things!

  13. Hope you feel better, dear Tracey!

    I'm with you for Ireland! ;)

  14. I hope you feel better soon, I was wondering "where" you were. Fingers crossed that pesky fever leaves. Love you spring time photos!!

  15. Feel better soon, friend. It's been the same around here. Low grade fevers and mama headaches. Love to you!

  16. Tracey,
    Sounds like a wonderful weekend! (Besides being down with a bug, of course.) Hope you can make it to your embroidery class.


  17. That sounds like a great book, I'm going to be on the lookout for it. I love Ireland and would like to live there. Hubby, however, would rather live in Switzerland. Hope you feel better!

  18. hey, dearest tracey! i do hope you feel better very soon and that you will be able to visit that embroidery class!
    hugs, and have a lovely weekend!

  19. Perhaps you really do live at the end of the rainbow. Judging from your beautiful pictures I can easily imagine that you do!

    Blessings, Debbie

  20. Thanks for sharing the heart pattern and the book... both look wonderful.
    Hope you're feeling better!

  21. That mushroom looks quite funky!
    Hope you feel better, an embroidery class sounds so exciting it would be such a shame to miss it or just not feeling well while taking it!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Simona

  22. Hope you are feeling better... still, rather a lovely week all the same.
    Much love to you.x

  23. Feel better sweet lady! SO you can enjoy your sweet life in full health.

  24. I'm sorry you are under the weather, Tracey, and hope you feel better soon. Thanks for all of the great links in your post. I love reading about your life.

  25. We get those unusual mushrooms in our front yard and they smell horrible! Yuck! Beautiful camellias.