Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting Ready...

The beautiful Shibui Baby Alpaca went from skein...

All soft in its loveliness...

To be unwound...

And rewound...

From swift to winder...

Into five tidy little cakes...

Waiting to begin...

"Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness.  It is not perfected till it is shared."
~  Jane Porter

blessings ~ tanna

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Afternoon Armadillo

It was so beautiful yesterday afternoon.  We enjoyed a sunny 79 degree gift in the middle of winter.  I couldn't resist playing 9 holes of golf...  As I was walking along I noticed a little critter rooting at the edge of the fairway.

Yep, it was an armadillo... out digging around at 2 in the afternoon like no one else was there...

He let me get right up to him and I probably could have gotten a photo from the front, but I began to wonder WHY he was out in the middle of the day... like he was the only creature around... and then I considered rabies... (they may not even get or carry rabies... but, your mind will go places when things seem a bit out of the norm.  Ha!).  So, I satisfied myself with this little shot of his hind quarters.  Seeing him was a nice little surprise!  The golf was pretty ugly; but the afternoon was sublime!  AND, I got my walk in while doing something fun.

"Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson or delight that moment has to offer."
~ Barbara De Angelis

Hope you are finding a fun way to get moving this week, too.

blessings ~ tanna
ps TexWis I went to see the red-winged blackbirds on this hole!  NO blackbirds, but an armadillo!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Crossing things off the list...

Eight buttons.  That's what I need to call this one DONE!!  Poor thing... it is a motley combination of yarns and design.  But, I think it is going to become a snugly and comfortable old friend.

I didn't totally escape the crochet obsession... Couldn't help but add a little crochet shell edging to the collar.

The picot edging on the sleeves was part of the original pattern I started using... then there was the addition of a garter border... then slits on the side... then buttonholes... then a shawl collar... then crochet edging to that.  I'm even thinking of some after-thought pockets as it is blocking on the bed.

It really bears no resemblance to the sweater I was originally making... Isn't that how life goes sometimes?

My friend, Patrice, gave me this little ornament for Christmas.  Makes me smile sitting on my desk.

1099s are ready to mail out today.  Sweater ALMOST finished!!  I like it when things get crossed off the list.

"The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion."  
~ Nadia Boulanger

blessings ~ tanna

Monday, January 26, 2015

Prayers for the North East tonight...

On busy days, I end up with some kind of one-pot-wonder for dinner.  Just depends on what's in the fridge and pantry.  I'm lucky; my Beloved loves these concoctions, which usually end up veggie heavy and healthy.  Very lean ground beef, onion, bell pepper, fire roasted tomatoes and cabbage... Spices and spices and spices... went into this one.  Warm and filling.  ;)

My heart goes out to our neighbors in the North East tonight and the next few days.  This blizzard is promising to be exceptionally brutal.  Prayers for all...

blessings ~ tanna

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear."  Matthew 13:16


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