Yarn Along – This and That

April 16 001Our Rv is to the left of this flower bed, our good neighbor down the path.

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.

Just two sides of this Granny Square and short enough pink to finish those rounds. Buying one more skein today. Finish the pink, 2 rounds of green and one row of green shells and it is done.

April 16 granny pink short 002

Two knitted hot pad dishcloths finished; on to the owner this afternoon.

April 16hot pads knitted

16 more rows done on this Gratitude KAL, I like it

April 16 KAl gratitude

Whippoorwill needs just half a row left to bead and then bind off with a crocheted loop, crochet 2 together, chain 5. . .

April 16 whippoorwill

With two projects almost done, I couldn’t resist. Another Mystery KAL, Laura Nelkin’s Juego. I have tried to do two of her mysteries. I started Kinetic, but was way beyond my abilities, then when I saw the pictures of finished shawls, I knew it wasn’t my style, so wasn’t very disappointed. The second KAL I was knitting well, but slowly – seeing the pictures knew again it wasn’t my style so didn’t finish it. I’m hoping I like this one.

April 16 Juego Mystery KAL 004
Come see what you’ve been missing at Ginny’s   Yarn Along and   at Tami’s  WIP


Chatting on the Deck


“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.

Today’s questions:

From Suzanne at p.s. Annie!: Are you part of the back to nature/ecological group or are you more of the mindset of “I’ll do what I want and everything will work out in the end”?

I’m not a tree-hugger nor do I recycle (we have very little to recycle). I do watch electricity usage and plan my errands to conserve gas.

From Stacey at Happy Bride to be: What’s a favorite dinner dish to make?

That would be either meatloaf and baked potatoes/broccoli and cheese sauce or chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes with gravy. (Frying steak as I type) yum.)

From Melanie at Melanie at A Year of Jubilee Reviews: What animals have you seen give live birth?

Cats, dogs, guinea pig, cow and pig, at the fair, and was midwife to a goat.We had Nubians, like these:

Lucky and IrisI love their Roman noses and floppy ears

From Anne at Homeschool on the Croft: If you had the opportunity to teach something, what would you teach?

I haven’t wanted to teach groups,; I like teaching one on one — knitting & quilting

From Madonna at Butterfly Acres: What did you love most about school?

Grammar/diagramming sentences and bookkeeping were my favorites.

Visit with others on the Porch

picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalzoo/5955191091/

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April 17, Today’s thought – “IF” by Rudyard Kipling

April 14 flowers 008The Roses are starting to bloom at Cozy Acres

Good Morning

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver. ”
Proverbs 25:11

Here is a real treasure;
one of Kipling’s best offers to the world of Literature;
his insightful poem, simply entitled “IF” —

If you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
but make allowance for their doubting, too;
If you can wait and not be tired of waiting;
or being lied about don’t deal in lies;
or being hated don’t give way to hating;
and yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise.

If you can dream, and not make dreams your master.
If you can think, and not make thoughts your aim.
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster,
and treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
or watch the things you gave your life to, broken;
and stoop to build them up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings,
and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss,
and lose, and start again at your beginning
and never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
to serve your turn long after they are gone,
and so hold on when there is nothing in you
except the will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run;
Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it,
and (which is more) you’ll be a man, My son!

Cast all your “IF’s” on the Lord . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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