Yarn Along – 1 More Finished

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

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Finished and delivered on Sunday,
the little man was not impressed,
but the parents liked it a lot.
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This week, after finishing Sand and Surf, Wendy’s Summer Mystery Shawl grew on my needles. Now I am on the third chart, my cake of yarn has a big hole in the middle, causing me to wonder, will I have enough yarn to complete this shawl? I bought a yarn yardage measuring gadget-I forget exactly what it is called- to see if measuring will give me a clue. I’ll have to message Wendy.

I finished reading The Apothecary’s Daughter, it was a good light summer book. Now I’m reading The Silent Governess, by the same author Julie Klassen. In the car I’m listening to Under Orders by Sick Francis. I like Dick Francis’ books a lot, there is always a little twist in them.

Knitting and books – Here

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July 10, Today’s thought – Overflowing Cup

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Good Morning

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Psalm 23:5

God gives hope! So what if someone was born thinner or stronger? Why count diplomas or compare resumes? What does it matter if they have a place at the head table? You have a place at God’s table—and He’s filling your cup to overflowing!

The overflowing cup was a powerful symbol in the days of David. As long as the host kept the cup full, the guest knew he was welcome. When the cup sat empty, the host was hinting that the hour was late. On those occasions when the host really enjoyed the company of the person, he filled the cup to overflowing; he kept pouring until the liquid ran over the edge of the cup and down on the table.

Have you noticed how wet your table is? God wants you to stay. Your cup overflows with joy. Overflows with grace. Shouldn’t your heart overflow with gratitude?

from Traveling Light, Max Lucado

Give, and it shall be given unto you;
good measure,
pressed down,
and shaken together,
and running over,
shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete
withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38

Being thankful . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Chatting on the Deck – Bacon, Peaches & Pottery


“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.

Bacon or sausage? If vegetarian, what do you have for breakfast?

BACON crispy, I even like Bacon, tomato, avocado sandwiches for breakfast.

Do you take time to “smell the roses”?

Yes, I have always thought taking time for myself is an important thing. Sometimes it seemed selfish, but usually afterward I was better for it.

What’s your favorite stone fruit? (Peaches,nectarines,plums, apricots, and cherries are i n the stone fruit family.)

White freestone peaches

What is the thing people notice most about your personality? ( quiet- outgoing- polite-funny-etc.)

I’m not sure, but I think it would be – consistency

Is there a hobby that you have wanted to do, but haven’t started yet?

Pottery, learning to make a mug or bowl would be fun.

Wendell, what size bowl do you want for your carrots?

visit with others here.

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Ten on Tuesday – Alone Time


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Favorite Things To Do When You’re Alone

I, too, enjoy being alone.
I don’t really need people around.
Not in any certain order:

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I like to

1. Eat breakfast out. Take a book with me, no clock to watch.

2. Knit, I can’t talk and knit.

3. Look at/for yarn. Wondering around in circles in my favorite shops.

4. Write posts for my blog.

5. Drive around town or out of town, looking at yards and houses.

6. Watch the ocean waves.

7. Pick up a couple donuts and coffee, take it to a park and read, enjoying the morning in any type of weather.

8. Take a nap.

9. Go the library, browsing quietly

10. Shop, Pier One, World Market, Nurseries, even grocery stores.

Alone isn’t the same as lonely.
I am rarely lonely.

Others have some good ideas here.

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