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Tag Archives: Parksville

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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Art: If no birds sang

“Use the talents you possess — for the woods would be silent if no birds sang but the best.” ~Henry Jackson Van Dyke    “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” ~Pablo Picasso “One can do such lovely things with so little.” ~Camille Pissarro I have been making […]

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A world where there are Octobers

PREAMBLE: I wrote and put this post together on Thursday, the final day of October, but held it back so I could give the “before/after” post some time to be viewed first. Then serendipity took over. On Friday morning I visited Shawna Lemay’s Calm Things and her Friday post had a similar theme. In fact, […]

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Before and After: Front Door

When we bought our home, I loved a lot about it. As we lived in it a while, I realized the front entry was always shadowed and quite dark, not at all inviting to guests arriving up the driveway. I knew paint would make a big difference. The ironic thing is that I really loved […]

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Ta Da — the elusive backsplash

At long last I’m posting some before and after photos of our kitchen. Not all of these photos are mine and the first one, in particular, is particularly poor quality. But this first one is the best to show how dark the kitchen was and what an awful colour the ceiling and walls were painted […]

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Currently …

(Does it count that I wrote this one a couple days ago?) digging (as in liking): the utterly beautiful backsplash I chose and that was finally installed yesterday drinking: my usual morning cappuccino listening: my go-to radio station, CBC (did you read my previous post by any chance?) reading: Room by Emma Donahue which is our current book […]

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