Sunday, February 22, 2015


"My wish for you is that you continue.
Continue to be who and how you are,
to astonish a mean world with your acts
of kindness. Continue to allow humor
to lighten the burden of your tender heart."
-~Maya Angelou


I found a dandelion today,
a perfectly shaped dandelion
with one wish clinging to the
side and I made a wish and
blew it into the world.
Do you believe in the magic
of dandelions too?

Our temperatures have been all
over the place, beginning with
only 47 degrees for a high and
then ending today with 73 degrees.
I've heard it's crazy everywhere.
And yes, I'm still waiting on snow.
This weekend I attended the birthday
celebration of my newest daughter in
love who turned 24. I made her boot
toppers and gave her a hug. I love her
to pieces. Did I tell you she is studying
to be nurse? I am very proud of her.
I spend a long, long time today working
on a new fiber skill which I'll share
more about this week.  I'm hoping I
really love it, but not so much that
it takes away too much time from knitting.
I finished reading The Nightingale, I tried
to make it last as long as I could. I loved
it from beginning to end. You should read
it, seriously, read it.  Now I am beginning
How to Catch a Frog which I've heard is
good too.
I had my photo taken.  Ahem. It's not easy
getting older when inside you still feel seventeen!
Weekending with Karen


  1. You look great! Temps all over the place here too! Nothing consistent. All I want it to be is swimming weather on the weekend when I am not at work then I 'm happy.

  2. Tracey my friend, I love the picture of you! There is such a tenderness in your eyes that speaks much of your precious spirit. And, yes, I do believe in dandelion magic. :0 xo

  3. what a gorgeous photo!

    can you believe we've been snow-covered for over a are out of school again tomorrow; church was even cancelled this morning. the deep freeze continues!!!!

  4. We enjoyed a mild weekend with sunshine and highs in the upper 50s -- it's crazy how different the weather has been across the states! I'm beginning to worry we will won't get the precipitation we need for spring melt off in the mountains. Sigh. There is still time.
    Tracey, you are such a lovely lady. :) I can't remember the last time I felt 17 inside, but even so, this aging thing catches up with me every time I look in the mirror...who is that 51 year old woman staring back at me?
    xo Lisa

  5. What a beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing. Forever 17, YES!

  6. You are so beautiful Tracey!...getting older is not as scary as I once is quite different, but I look forward to it! mari

  7. Is that ice in that tall grass? How cool! Tracey, you look beautiful. And personally, I do NOT want to be 17 again! I am at a much happier place in my life now. Looking forward to seeing your new craft!

  8. YOU are beautiful Tracey! I feel like I'm fifteen inside myself and so I'll join you in our youthful ideals. May you always have lots of health and happiness and be young at heart, it's what it's all about.

  9. You are gorgeous Tracey!! Some days I feel 17 inside and some days 85. ;-) It's all good though, I enjoy this stage in my life very, very much. We've had snow, ice covered roads, sleet and rain these last few days and I am over it. Bring on the sunshine!

  10. You, my friend, are beautiful. I see that seventeen year old shining bright. I look forward to learning more about your new fiber interest. And your daughter-in-love (how perfect that term is), is blessed to have you as her second mama.

  11. It is so nice to see a new picture of look beautiful!! I can't wait to see your new fiber skill exciting!! Hugs to you friend!!

  12. You look beautiful! So wonderful to see your face. So often we are the ones behind the lens. I keep reminding myself to let my husband take the camera because if not, I'll have no pictures of me and my kids.

    Dandelions are one of my favorite flowers and their magic is almost a religion here : From the medicinal properties, to being the first flowers to feed our bees and pollinators in spring to carrying newborn fairies to the woods, they truly are a wonder! xo

  13. Ahem. You're stunning!
    Can't wait to see your next adventure in fiber!

  14. Can't wait to hear more about your new fiber skill! ;-)

  15. I love the photo of you! You look so pretty! :) I am going to put the book on my list. Thanks for the suggestion!

  16. I love, love, love the beautiful photo of you. Such beautiful big eyes you have.
    How fun that you are weaving- I bet you will be a master in no time, just like knitting and photography.

  17. I love making wishes Tracey, dandelions are pure magic. You my friend are beautiful. xo

  18. You look terrific. You have this glow about you. It never hurts to believe.

  19. You look fabulous! I sometimes marvel at the fact that I'm 46 and no one believes me. Although I don't get carded anymore and that bums me out.

  20. gorgeous pictures !!! especially the one of you...

  21. can i just say, i love how great a MIL you are. it is so wonderful to hear people loving each other instead of hating each other. thank you <3
    and the photo of you is gorgeous.

  22. I believe in the magick of dandelions.....!!!
    and you are beautiful!!