Keeper of the Flame

“Keep the fire going,” was Christopher’s parting advice today as left for a day in town running errands.  He needn’t have told me.  My day consisted of researching health insurance options online and making phone calls to health insurance brokers in search of a reasonable alternative to our current individual policies.  It’s not easy.  Some…

Mantra

I just wrote this line in an email to a friend.  It bears repeating.var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview(); What I want is to sit and knit in front of the fire.  Hike in the woods.  Knit some more.  Drink cocoa.  Knit,…

Hand – Dyed

First offerings of the hand dyed yarn have been successful and more hand dyed lace weight will be ready. Within the next few weeks the first online purchasing will be available over on the lavender website. But for now…here are teasers. Each skein unique, but all are rinsed in a gentle bath of lavender.Silk, merino…

NYC – photos

I have no belief that I can recapture our week long visit to New York City  and adequately blog about it. Chris took photos with his camera, I took photos with my camera, Chris took photos with my camera, and sometimes Strangers took photos with my camera.  I journaled on most days but some days…

Elemental

While Autumn has been quietly advancing I feel as if I have been rushing about and too busy to enjoy the beauty, the colors, the brisk air, and the wind.  But not for long.var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview(); The wind –…

Happy Birthday Mom!

Eighty-one years ago a wonderful thing occurred.  Melba Louise was born to Ida (Conn) and Floyd Hillary Gibson. Here’s a look at some of the great photos of my mother, Melba Louise (Gibson) Bell. This is one of my favorite photos of Mom, taken I believe when she was in High School in Sand Springs,…

Traveling Shawl Update!!

And the big knitting news — A winner for The Traveling Shawl has been chosen!!!  Sherry of Northern Minnesota was chosen at random to receive the completed Traveling Shawl.   If you’re a new reader to this blog – The Traveling Shawl is a lace shawl project that has traveled across the US being worked…

4×4 Required

As forecasted the rain began yesterday. And continued. It may sound a bit strange (but if you know me you’re used to me being strange – yes?) but I absolutely love heavy rains.  Yes they make for a mess and can be dangerous.  I love the deafening sounds of heavy rain.  I love the roaring…

A mood fit for rain

An estimated seven inches of rain should fall here in the next two days. I’m looking forward to the isolation, the quiet, the comfort food.  Some knitting, some reading, a good fire in the wood stove.  var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”)); Life is good.…

Open to suggestions….

The current reading material is a novel loaned to me by Christopher’s father Paul.  Vindication is a novelized telling of the great feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft‘s life.  Paul recently read this novel for his book group.  He has a very good sense of what I enjoy reading and asked if I’d like to borrow it…