Holden Shawlette

Holden Shawlette

I knitted this shawl for my cousin using sock yarn. It’s not blocked or finished here but I wanted to show it. It’s the first shawl I’ve knitted. I have been leary of making one because I feared I would become bored. I actually enjoyed it enough that I’m going to make another one!


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Veterans’ Day

Happy Halloween!

What we can learn from animals …

Spring …

it’s here! 



I didn’t have time to get my bulbs in the ground so I put them in a basket.  The most wonderful scent has been passing with the wind as I’m on my porch. I kept thinking it must be something from the hills.  Finally, I realized it was right under my nose the entire time.  These hyacinths are so sweetly fragranced that their scent can literally take you to a peaceful place. I will have many more of these next Spring. Please excuse the red lining for the basket. I hurridly put it all together, then never got my round-tuit to trim the excess.





 The windows open … a nice warm breeze blowing about … what better to do than nap?


Good grief! I’m cleaning my Hotel Silver-Plated Double Wine Cooler from Pottery Barn.  Well, I didn’t get it from Pottery Barn but someone did.  🙂  Thank you to the one who donated it to Goodwill.  It is tarnished quite a bit.  I don’t really want it as shiny as it was in its original state; I think it will look nice with a patina.  I’m going to use it as a vase for fresh-cut flowers from my garden.  I’ve been checking sites on Google for various ways to clean silver-plate.  I’m using Wright’s Silver Polish Creme.  It’s working but it’s going to take lots of time and muscles. 🙂 I’ve taken a slight rest while posting this so I think I’ll rub on it a while.  Maybe a Genie will arise in a puff of jasmine-scented fog and grant me three wishes!  ha! If you have a suggestion, it’s welcome. 🙂 Have a great evening.