31 December 2010
Here's to a fresh start. Today I am thinking of that quiet and peace, hoping for a happy and healthy new year for all. I'm so thankful for the new friends who have wondered into my life this year...thankful for the old ones who decided to stick around and looking forward to the adventures 2011 will bring. OMG...2011....seriously...already.
30 December 2010
PS.....I am weaving...loving the weaving right now. Oh, and spinning.
27 December 2010
Second Note....most of you have not had a coney and may never, and I think that is sad for you....however, if you're in Michigan and driving by Flint, stop in for lunch. The coneys in other parts of the state aren't the same...it's a one shot deal.
Of course....the rest of my people are in Canada...Michigan/Canada....the only real difference is the GST... And for the Canadians making the journey...there is a coney in your future....mmmmmmmm.
24 December 2010
Ok...to all of you....Happy Christmas and a new year filled with prosperity, good health, happiness overflowing and peace.....for the world (yes, I really do want world peace), for your family and for you. May you find the peace of mind and heart to smile every day and take time to enjoy the moment before you. Oh, and happy knitting, spinning, dyeing, weaving, crocheting.....happy fibre to you all.
21 December 2010
Ok.....so today is the winter solstice.....love it. Here where everything is covered in snow, the world seems quiet....like it's waiting...soon to awaken again. Tomorrow the days will slowly (oh, so slowly), begin to grow longer again as we work our way to a new beginning. What a wonderful way to look at this time of year. I decided to do a little reading about the solstice and what it meant throughout generations, in different countries, today....and two things stuck out for me. Of course we all know there has always been much superstition and ritual involved with a solar/lunar type event, but other than Stonehenge, many of the monoliths I read about that were built in celebration (or so we think) of these events were in Scotland and Ireland....just thinking. Also, I found that many fortune telling events occurred at this time.....not surprising. My favorite....in Scandinavia, some families place all their shoes together, as this will cause them to live in harmony throughout the year. This would be an issue for me....well, maybe not a issue, but certainly a dilemma.....which shoes to choose. Should I put shoes I wear frequently so the luck stays with the shoes? Should I put shoes I rarely wear in the event I will be able to wear them more often? Should I put red shoes...enough said? Wait, this isn't about the shoes, it's about harmony in the family....see, off track....should all my family and friends send me a pair of their shoes to do this....? This is the way I see it, if all our shoes are in the same house, then all is well as far as I'm concerned because we're together. (I will be including the red Pedro pumps)
To all of you, happy winter solstice. Bask in the peace, quiet and beauty that is this special day and special time of year.
18 December 2010
Ok...I just realized that December has been a serious stroll down memory lane....I guess that's a Christmasy (I know it's not a word, just go with it) thing, but I have to come up with new material. Also, I realized that it sounds like I'm running ads for Christmas activities...go here, see this, do that.....just memories folks....
16 December 2010
14 December 2010
13 December 2010
Saturday was Kathleen's birthday and I had originally intended to post this then.....so belated happy birthday. I hope that you are at peace, enjoying the river, snow and Christmas. I hope this year brings you a wealth of happiness.
PS.....loving the snow in Nashville. The cold however, not so much.
12 December 2010
10 December 2010
Donaroma's Nursery a few years ago. The greenhouse was full of people building their wreaths, laughing, joking and generally making merry. My wreath came back to Nashville with me and proudly hung on my front door that year. Filled with shells and holly, it was a constant reminder of the sea and a wonderful weekend with friends.
Here are some Vineyard shots....enjoy!!
Here are some Vineyard shots....enjoy!!