Chatting on the Deck

Everyday Ruralty

“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.

At Cozy Acres, I don’t have a farmhouse porch.
I do have a deck,
gather with me here
to sip, nibble and share.

Beth asks: What’s your favorite movie of all times? The one you’ve seen multiple times.

“I don’t watch movies,
I can’t remember the last one I watched,
but ask me what books I’ve read/listened to over and over,
anything by Rosamunde Pilcher,
The Shell Seekers… September,…Winter Solstice”

Clairity says: Name three things that are permanent residents in your handbag or purse.

“My wallet
An old eye case home of my pens and pencils,
A copy of the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs”

Red asks: What’s the best way to your heart?

“That one is easy quality time.”

Mamaw wants to know: Do you like going to yard sales?

“No I really don’t,
occasionally an antique shop or used bookstore.”

Cathy says: If you could slide down a rainbow, what do you think you’d find on the other side?

“I’d rather not slide down a rainbow, I’m not fond of heights.
I would like to drive to the end and see all the sights.
I love day trips.”

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I saw this rainbow from the deck,
not a very good picture of a perfect arc.

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Yarn Along – New WIPs


On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

I finished two projects, one gifted and loved;
the other at my daughter’s, Mary is the blocker extraordinaire.

Of course, as a reward for finishing, I could start something new.

400 yards of Posh Yarn, Hannah, Another Year Gone reminds me of the ocean.
Mar 12 middlebeach 002

Middle Beach with white pearly beads,
the beads are the foam on the tips of the waves.
Mar 12 middlebeach 003I started with size 4 needles, but I’ll be frogging and restart on 6’s.

Why, I don’t know,
but I’ve been checking out Granny Squares on Ravelry.
Then I learned March is Crochet Month.

A baby afghan of one large granny square was inevitable.
At Babetta’s Yarn and Gifts, my favorite yarn store,
I searched until I found these:
Rialto in pink, green and white.

Mar 12 granny square 002

On a size F hook, two rows of color at a time
will become a baby girl’s blankie.
Mar 12 granny square 003

Miss Shirley’s shawl and Miss Deanna’s quilt are not being neglected in spite of the attraction of new WIPs

I am currently listening to The Distant Hour by Kate Morton

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March 13, Today’s thought — God Asks

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The Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared above all gods.
I Chronicles 16:25

“Can anything make me stop loving you?” God asks.
Watch me speak your language,
sleep on your earth,
and feel your hurts.

Behold the maker of sight and sound
as he sneezes, coughs, and blows his nose.

You wonder if I understand how you feel?

Look into the dancing eyes of the kid in Nazareth;
that’s God walking to school.

Ponder the toddler at Mary’s table;
that’s God spilling his milk.

“You wonder how long my love will last?
Find your answer on a splintered cross, on a craggy hill.
That’s me you see up there,
your maker, your God, nail-stabbed and bleeding.
Covered in spit and sin-soaked.

That’s your sin I’m feeling.
That’s your death I’m dying.
That’s your resurrection I’m living.
That’s how much I love you.”

Max Lucado~~In the Grip of Grace

Accept God’s Love . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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