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walking gently through the world

walking gently through the world … I love making things for others. Homemade artisan bread – a photo book – natural bath salts – knitting a scarf – knitting a cowl – homemade napkins. Neighbours are beginning to open their garage doors, bring out their rakes and are poking about in their yards. Yesterday I […]

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Smiles and a Brass Rose

Observed along the way: She walks along the roadway, a clouded afternoon, the sea air warm for an early March day. Her smile contagious and given to her soul’s inner thoughts. A middle aged couple, chatting freely, the woman’s arms flitting in sync with her thoughts, he smiles knowingly. Another woman approaching briskly, head held […]

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mystery bag: an assortment of this n’ that

Now that the rhododendrons are threatening to pop open, I’m thinking how nice it would be to throw a brunch party — just like this — (well maybe for us ‘more mature’ gals)  just because, or maybe to celebrate something or another — spring perhaps. The other day I made enough homemade baked beans that, […]

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As Mrs. Ali said to the Major …

“I am to be converted to the joys of knitting,’ said Mrs. Ali, smiling at the Major. ‘My condolences,’ he said.” — Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand: A Novel “The information is now in your hands for you to enjoy in the way that suits you best. Learn it all, or learn a little […]

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From soft winds to movie night

I can’t help but think of this quote when I see Pearl’s contented look and how the wind is ruffling her hair, “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”~ Kahlil Gibran. Not wanting to bore you all with my knitting, but […]

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Knittin’ Cookin’ and Olympic-watching

Life is so good. I’m recovering so well, though not entirely, from a stroke. My son flew in to spend four glorious days visiting. I finished another knitting project — a lovely cowl for my oldest granddaughter – the pattern is called Three-Turn (a skating term so it’s quite apt that I knit it while […]

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