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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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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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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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