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Yearly Archives: 2015

I have read …

As promised dear friends, I am finally catching up on sharing my thoughts on recent books I’ve read. After reading Cutting for Stone and giving it an emphatic thumbs up, I headed off in a different direction. Next up was A.S.A. Harrison’s thriller, The Silent Wife. The author has intentionally drawn Jodi and Todd so […]

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Pearl Blanket

Mohair blanket is finished. I was inspired by a gal in Germany who goes by the online name space curry to create and knit this lovely blanket. When I first saw her lacy, lofty, delicate mohair and silk blankets, I knew I wanted to make one too. Here’s my first. More to come for sure. […]

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Lately …

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~Jean Giraudoux (Tribute to Pearl: scroll a short way down to the last paragraph.) Lately … Watched an on-demand movie the other night, The Hundred Foot Journey. As a comic drama it was a bit light-hearted yet with […]

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the hour of separation

Our pretty girl, Pearl (Donegal’s Sprinkling Kisses) will no longer be adding her special light to our lives. We lost her suddenly on January 8th. She leaves us with many happy memories.  Oct. 22, 2002 – Jan. 8, 2015 “…love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran When I’m a […]

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Happy New Year!

Hello January! Can you believe it’s 2015 already? Whenever time really seems to fly by, it’s important to remember that life is short: this year again, I’m going to do my best to make the most of every moment. It was only one year ago that I not only suffered a stroke that paralyzed my right side […]

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