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Yearly Archives: 2014

sweet clarity of winter

sneak peek (it’s now finished) “learning” Maggie and Pearl in the snow, when we used to live on the farm in northern Alberta. “One kind word can warm three winter months.” -Japanese proverb. First snow when we used to live up north.   As family and friends are aware, we no longer live where there […]

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It doesn’t matter …

When visiting Sherry Galey’s online home, Still and All, she had posted this soul stirring poem. I couldn’t help but be completely smitten. With the need for wanting to share, I’m repeating that beauty right here, for you: HOKUSAI SAYS …He says it doesn’t matter if you draw, or write books. It doesn’t matter if you […]

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Overdue – about books

“If you make a mistake, celebrate.” ~Benjamin Zander You’d think I’d begin setting specific days or dates that I should post to my online journal, but life really does get in the way. That’s not a bad thing to get in the way. So, as promised, I’m finally going to share with you comments about […]

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way more than 34,000 stitches …

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” – Elizabeth Zimmermann “It is a peculiarity of knitters that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight […]

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Knitting: How I Learned …

Recently on Flickr, where I share the occasional photo, a lovely acquaintance of mine, Sherry Galey, asked me the question, “How would you recommend a novice start off? I do know the basic stitch but that’s it!” I was going to send Sherry a private email but then I thought this might be something more […]

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