Thursday, October 8, 2015


It does not mean to be in
a place where there is no
noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the mist
of those things and still be
calm in your heart.

~ Unknown

Thank you are all the emails and
calls checking to make sure we
are okay , yes, thank goodness,
although there are others in my
state who are still dealing with
all the flooding South Carolina
has endured, and it looks like more
rain is headed our way this weekend,
sigh. I have decided to take the Scarlett
O'Hara approach and not worry about
the rain today, I'll think about that tomorrow.
Today I am at peace and just enjoying
this life.

I have taken advantage of the sunshine
and much cooler temperatures to spend
as much time outdoors as I can. To be
honest if it wasn't for the mosquito's I
would sleep outdoors, but oh my, they
are huge and fierce!

I have enjoyed watching the birds, the
insects, butterflies and moths as they
gather nourishment for the colder months
that are not far off.

I have been knitting, but you knew that right?
Hats, lots of hats, so easy,but so appreciated.
Did you see the newest pattern release from
Quince & Co.?  These wicked cute boots will
be on my needles just as soon as I get my kit,
they are so stinking cute I can't stand it!

Do you have fun plans this weekend? My Mike
and Alex have to work and with the rain I
plan on staying in, my studio could use a declutter
and I have some much needed home loving that
needs to be attended to.  Enjoy your weekend.

Much love,


  1. Such beautiful pictures, as always :) We hope to go to a local harvest craft fair on Sunday. Hope your time at home is productive and restful in equal measure. x

  2. so glad you and yours are all good. The photos are beautiful and I felt like I was walking with you chatting away. Don't you wish we lived closer??

  3. Happy to hear you okay down there, I have heard that isn't the case everywhere. Keeping everyone in our thoughts. Enjoy your weekend Tracey. xo

  4. Your photos are glorious, Tracey!
    The hats look good. Happy weekend! Peace and joy!

  5. I would love to be able to go for long walk in your "neck of the woods". It looks so beautiful and peaceful and you are lucky to be living in such a gorgeous area! We have a busy weekend ahead of us. Saturday the whole family will be running the warrior dash and then on Sunday Greg and I (if we're not hurting from running the warrior dash) plan on going on a bike ride to benefit breast cancer research. Have a peaceful weekend!

  6. Good to know you are safe! Have a great weekend!

  7. So glad you are well! I love all of the insect photos-- they are probably not enjoying all of the rain either....
    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Hurray for the sunshine...So happy that you survived the storm!!! I love all the little critters you captured in photos (and flat Kevin too). Have a great weekend.

  9. That dragonfly shot is so great! I'm glad to hear you got through the storm fine.

  10. I'm so happy to see a picture with sunshine in it from your side of the country! We have a busy weekend planned with a wedding, my aunt visiting from NC and the Italian Feast we look forward to each year. The weather will be a bit chilly but the sun will shine. Enjoy your peaceful time and definitely do some knitting!

  11. You have a unique ecosystem in your part of the state. These creatures thrive so well there. I'm glad you haven't been as affected by the flooding and have great things to do to occupy the time.

  12. Your photos are lovely, Tracey! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  13. So, so glad you are safe and dry-ish. :) Those are some adorable booties--have fun knitting up a pair or two...

  14. Prayers being said that the rain doesn't create more havoc. Enjoy your time de-cluttering. When you are done, you are more than welcome to come over and help me. :)

  15. I'm glad you're all doing okay. I hope it dries out soon. The flooding I've seen on TV has looked very scary. Your knitting looks great, I love the booties especially. Your photos are so beautiful, the orange butterfly is stunning! I hope you have a good week ahead, Tracey.