Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Little Too Fast There...

Well, I came blasting back in a figurative way last week, and paid the price this week. My fault, and only mine. I'm slowing it way back junior to a baby step at a time. I knew I wouldn't want to just sit. I can't do it... I don't like it. There is nothing at all about it I like. I have a hard time watching movies unless I'm knitting along with, or quilting... I can't quite handle doing both yet.

This morning I managed to unload the dishwasher, and dust. Progress. I sat for an hour in between. With my heating pad.

These have been gone for a couple of weeks now, but I forgot to show them to you. Aren't they just like hard boiled eggs on a stem?

I'm off this afternoon for a visit with my quilt group. Fun, inspiration and dessert. What could possibly be better?

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Please meet the now named, but not yet ready to come home-Masters Once Upon A Time. We are calling her Rowan. It's a Gaelic name. It means little redhead. Honored by the Celts for it's balance of beauty and hardiness. It's a tree.

She's still only six weeks old, so she has some more time to spend with her brothers. We are so excited, and need to get a few things ready around here, but we are a bit behind schedule.

Friday, May 25, 2012


A bloom before it opens

I'm filled with gratitude, gratefulness, thankfulness. I think my friends that Spring is here, and Summer is on the way. I have oh so many plans. I tried yesterday to start on my vegetable garden, but I'm going to need some help. Help is on the way.

 I've been knitting, in tiny little moments of time, but I can do it. I love my creative life, and I've been missing it in so many ways. I'll show you a not wonderful photo or two of my sock. It's raining here, and the light isn't great for colors, but it's the best I can possibly create today.

A sock in all of its wooly fun! I actually love this yarn. It is super bright green and raspberry pink. I'll have to take photos again on a sunny day.

I'm thankful today for our rain. It's pollen season in the forest, and our liquid sunshine is giving everything a much needed bath!...but our liquid sunshine just turned into slushy snow. Beautiful, but we've planted our tomato plants. Looks like we may need a do over if it doesn't turn back into rain.

I hope you all have as wonderful a day as possible.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Picture Perfect

I am having an oh woe is me day. I think it's normal after having major surgery, but I don't like it. So, I sit here with my kleenex crying like a baby over absolutely nothing, and then I start crying again because I'm mad at myself for being stupid. A big sobbing mess... I'm reading a great book, and knitting a sock in tiny little bits of time so that I don't bend my neck too much.

I'm going to show you photos I managed to take yesterday of my Clematis, which is in luscious bloom.

Now, I have another treat. If I ever win the lotto, and my friends and neighbors just happen to put their house up for sale... I will be here. Bring a quilt, and a picnic. Maybe even a canoe and we can spend the morning in the green house, and then after our picnic we can float around the pond.

I hope to be a bit more cheerful tomorrow, because I have everything in the world to be thankful for, and I am.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Old Blog

For my new friends I thought that perhaps I should include a link to my old blog that didn't like me any more...

It stopped letting me post photos, and I was having way too many difficulties posting at all. I was a beginner, and not a wonderful blogger. Please excuse the the mistakes and I don't know, probably most of it... We all have to start somewhere, and I'm much happier where I am now, and I hope I make a lot of friends.

Have another cup of tea. It's a beautiful spring sunday!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Dogwoods

My beautiful, snowy, once a year dogwood trees are blooming. Oh, please come and visit. Their vanilla perfection doesn't last long enough, and you need to come see them. I'll go with you...

Then, we'll pack a perfect picnic and drive up the mountain and look at the spring beauty. You have to drive, but I'll point out all of the perfection that we need to look at. We can sit on a quilt and take two Golden Retrievers with us.

Even tiny little green frogs can be on the itinerary. I just love Spring on my mountain. Quiet, except for the beautiful birdsong. I love to sleep with my windows open so that I hear them the second I wake up.

What sounds good to eat? I'm good for anything. We'll have strawberry shortcake. Bring your camera and your sketchbook. Maybe even your knitting. We'll make a day of it. I'm looking forward to it.
Call me.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hopefully Soon

I've returned from having my surgery, and everything went as fabulously as is possible in a hospital. The good news is that I have the use of my right hand back.

 That means that I can actually get some of my many projects done. I have a few started, and more simmering on the back burner. I want to try designing my own quilt. I have a few ideas and a few more ideas and a few more. You get the idea. Sitting in my chair doing nothing gives me way too much time to come up with new ideas.

I really want to quilt this. It has been waiting way too long. I'm not allowed to bend, twist or lift. I don't know how long my restrictions are going to last, and quite frankly I feel like I've been run over by a truck. I can't even bend my head to look at the computer keyboard. Let's just say that there have been a lot of corrections.

The most important project that I have waiting for me is one that I have looked forward to for so long, that when I thought I might not be able to have her I actually considered not taking care of my neck... Wait until you see the new love of my life.
Here she is...

Isn't she the most perfect little furry ball of love you have ever seen? I'm in love with her already. She's still nameless, but not for long.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I Do Have A Reason...

When I started this blog I thought that I would be posting a few times a week. In fact that was my goal. Sometimes life has other ideas. My obsessions have dwindled to reading. I have done a bit of knitting, and I basted a quilt together. I even managed to quilt for about two hours. Mostly I sat and read. I haven't spent any time at all in my garden, and Spring is my almost favorite season. Next to fiery Autumn...

I have degenerative disc disease, and it has been playing painful havoc with my neck, back and arm. I have a lovely soup of symptoms that I won't bore you with. I am having surgery on Thursday May the tenth, and I'm not even nervous. I've been very busy trying to get ready for months of recovery. Sitting and doing nothing is just not me, so this will be a challenge on many levels.

The dogs are bathed and groomed, the new pajamas are sewn-oops I did do some sewing! I'm working on laundry, shopping and cleaning.

I just wanted you to know that while you may have forgotten me I did not forget you.

Talk to you soon!