Although I grew up in the 80’s, I had an old soul as a mentor. She was a well-aged soul who lived in a house with no running water and no power to it. She plowed her own garden, raised her own food, busted her own wood and drew water from her well by hand… Continue reading Nothing Beats a Classic
And there is a reason we have passion! Today after work I was in kind of a blah mood. I have been wanting to find an escape of sorts. Somewhere by the water, a stream in the mountains…or maybe a place by the ocean. Somewhere where I can just kind of absorb into my surroundings…somewhere… Continue reading It’s Not Pointless, It’s Passion
This morning I prepared my water for the day, taking mint and basil from my garden, breaking the leaves up and putting the broken leaves into the 2 quart container. I then put ice in the container and shook the broken leaves and ice together, crushing them even more. During this process it dawned on… Continue reading Herbal Awakening
via Daily Prompt: Ovation After years worth of hiding, afraid of anything that could possibly go wrong, I was given a diagnosis I had not expected. It is amazing how a “fateful” diagnosis can open a persons eyes…bringing to realization all the things that they had truly been blind to for decades past. By the… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Ovation
“Everything Changes” – What a great song! So inspiring, so deep, so personal for me. Yet, we cannot “turn back the years”. Every choice, every decision, every outcome…all we can do is aspire to learn from past choices, past scorns, past pleasures. Quite a few years back, someone asked me the oddest question, or so… Continue reading What do you want?
I really enjoy making circles, even better when they can be made into a matching game. And even greater still, when it’s personal. The yellow, gray, white and mint green were picked by the proud mom for her baby boy. I hope they get years of entertainment and bonding from the baby games they play… Continue reading Baby Games Made Personal
I still haven’t figured these things out…wrist warmers, texting gloves, call them what you will. They are fairly simple to make, a quick and easy gift that ended up turning into a high sales item. I was actually very surprised. I am terrible at following directions…I used to get in trouble at school because of… Continue reading Free to Be (stitching)
This is a picture of a “Baby Games” afghan I wanted to make for a friend of mine. Each circle design has not only a matching circle pattern, but an opposite as well. Ultimately, once the matching game is complete, I border the blanket with the child’s name and birth date. This baby wasn’t due… Continue reading Confessions of a Yarn Junkie