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currently, in my garden

“Have you ever seen a flower down Sometimes angels skip around And in their blissful state of glee Bump into a daisy or sweet pea.” –Terri Guillemets “A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life […]

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First socks

“I find people interesting. People trying hard are interesting. People with a passion are interesting – whether it’s old cars or taxidermy or knitting.” — Clare Balding. (I agree with you Clare) I did it. I made my own socks. I’ve held off making socks because I’ve been intimidated by the many knitters who grumble […]

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Summer potpourri

Rudyard Kipling was named after Rudyard Lake where his parents met. Heard on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, December 15, 2014: Rudy Wiebe responding to the Proust questionnaire. Wiebe was asked, ‘What’s your greatest fear?’ His response: “hurting someone I love … my greatest fear would be damaging someone I love spiritually.” An interesting tidbit […]

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Gathering

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” ~Leo Buscaglia The MARS Garden Tour went very well. The volunteers advised us that 435 people visited our garden over the two days. Lots of people asked questions, made lovely comments, and I’d say it was a very positive experience. I’d consider doing […]

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Projects: Knitting and Garden Tour prep

“Sometimes, people come up to me when I am knitting and they say things like, “Oh, I wish I could knit, but I’m just not the kind of person who can sit and waste time like that.” How can knitting be wasting time? First, I never just knit; I knit and think, knit and listen, […]

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Ironing

Meryl Streep has been quoted to say, “You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.” Well isn’t that the truth. So I obviously can’t be said to be spoiled. If I had a dollar for every item I’ve ironed in my life I could easily pay cash for a luxury car; come to […]

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