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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mid Winter

Yesterday was a day for cooking lots of healthy food.
Enough for a few days and also some to freeze for a later time.
Today I will force myself to organize, purge, or clean something, but not sure what.
Brain fog and lack of motivation have taken over for now, but I will try to be positive and push through it. Winter is tough for me, but it won't last forever. Spring and sunshine will be here before you know it.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ice In The Back Yard

We've had warmer temps here in PA for the past three days and it has caused a thaw and a breakup of the ice in the nearby creek.
It must have flooded over night.
There are huge chunks of ice at the halfway point between my house and the creek.
We've never had this happen here before.
The sound of the ice crashing into each other was crazy.
It was snapping large low hanging branches.
I have a feeling we will have some downed trees.
I just can't get over the size and thickness of this ice.

It's pouring rain now and the temp is dropping rapidly.
We are expecting freezing rain and 8 inches of snow tonight.
I can live without it for sure.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Simple Felting

Haven't seen a human face in three days now.
It's times like this that I really miss my dog.

Felted up a few wool beads just to keep from going nuts.
Started out with a bit of needle felting,
then wet felted them.
Needle felted a few mushrooms as well.
Untangled some yarn and rolled it into some balls.
Better than watching TV.
Nettle, hemp, jute and silk.
Spools under glass.

The cold, snow and ice are depressing the hell out of me.
Hope you all are coping better than I am.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Back here again........

Not sure why .........trying to knit again.
Been here and there.
A few good weeks.
Exploring places.
Trying to be present.

Thanks girls for taking time to comment on my last post about missing Jackson.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Missing My Boy

His name was Jackson.
It's been 2 months now.
I can't even describe the emptiness I feel.
I miss pressing my cheek into the soft fur on the top of his head when I hugged him.
He hated looking at the camera and I'm pretty sure he hated modeling my crochet projects too, but he did it anyway because he loved me.
 He was so proud of his yellow felted necklace. He was right there beside me when I made it for him.
His claws were always a little too long because he hated having them trimmed and he hated a bath even more. I had to cover the wall of the shower with chipped ham just to get him in there.
I held onto him for a month longer than I should have, feeding him pain medicine twice a day.
I knew I was being selfish, but the thought of letting him go was killing me.
I miss his bowl of water on the porch.
I miss his bed in the corner and his basket of toys.
I miss our walks together.
I miss him hogging the couch and
the look he gave me when I made him wear a hat.
I miss his long yoga toes and how they smelled like popcorn and socks.
There's a huge hole in my life now.  My days are so quiet.
I've found some comfort in knowing that my boy isn't suffering any more, but my heart is broken.
I was lucky to have him with me for over 10 years.
The memories of those 10 years will live in my heart forever.

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Stitched Project Finally Finished

I came across this stitch project in my sewing room as I was cleaning and sorting.
I must have started it about 3 years ago.
It was just the background which is my favorite part of the whole thing, but I felt like it needed to be finished, so here it is.
I suppose I was inspired by the Robin I saw last week and the promise of Spring.
My favorite way to create is to just do it without any real plan.
Just layering and adding things that I have on hand.
Finally finished.

Today I'll finish cleaning the kitchen and doing the laundry I think.
Not as fun as stitching, but still satisfying when it's done.