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Marking Time 8.13.14


"Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch."–E.B. White



Tip Tuesday is a little late this week. Grandbaby is due any time, so I've been a bit preoccupied! But here it is, even though baby is not!



You may have seen a cool, new tool made out of wood, which is used to create a ripple effect in your weaving.

Marking Time 1.27.14


"O, she misused me past the endurance of a block," –William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing



Much to the dismay of the rest of my family, I'm not one to watch a bunch of guys in tights and helmets chase a ball around a field and crack heads.



Marking Time 8.14.13


"Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood."  –Louisa May Alcott







Marking Time 8.6.13



"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind." –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Marking Time 4.2.13

"And she had lucky eyes and a high heart,
And wisdome that caught fire like the dried flax,…
—William Butler Yeats


I'm going into Year Three of my Flax Project, and getting excited about growing flax again this year. My seed arrived last week.

Marking Time 3.4.13


"I'd like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around."  —F. Scott Fitzgerald


Since it has looked like this outside…

for a very long time…


a person has to do something--

anything really--

to bring a little color into their life.


Marking Time 2.12.13


"Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing." --Rumi



Weaving with my handspun, hand dyed yarn.

Thank you, Georgie. I so appreciate your gift.


Taking an unwanted break.


Marking Time 2.10.13

"Time really is one big continuous cloth, no? We habitually cut out pieces of time to fit us, so we tend to fool ourselves into thinking that time is our size, but it really goes on and on."

--Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase


I've been thinking a lot about this blog. The words don't always flow. It's more like fits and sputters. I'm not sure how I come across. If my "online" presence and the "real" me are one and the same.


"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea." --Isak Dinesen


I was unexpectedly away for almost all the month of December due to a family emergency. I never leave home without a knitting project in my bag. Knitting keeps me from going stark-raving mad while on the bus! How else can you sit for seven hours?

But that meant there wasn't much to do to keep me sane while I was away. I learned something very important: It is better to travel with more than less.

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