Mòran Taing, Diana Gabaldon


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You never know what might help heal a grieving heart. Who knew a passage from a book or a line in a song or a stanza of a poem could be a voice in the process? It can, and here is my note of appreciation. Continue reading

The Power Bell


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Because most of the women in our golf club only play on dry days, Oregon golf season can reasonably be considered to last from July 5-September 25. And so it came to pass that for one entire season during the ’80’s Carla, as the 9-Hole Captain and I, as Eclectic Chair, giggled our way through recording golf scores for members and grew to become rock solid
friends.

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Motif Me


Since needing to ‘take 5’ and committing to worthwhile things to do while convalescing, I’ve been busy knitting and crocheting baby beanies. I thought I would share a couple of tutorials–just in case you were thinking about making a few beanies for the Period of Purple Crying Project too. 

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Cast in the Play of Life


…Featured in a sideshow!

Screen Shot 2013-03-30 at 11.01.38 AMAccording to Jungian psychology: Guilt is a sideshow put on for oneself.

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Muscle Memory Knitting


My mother had six sisters, all of whom had various special talents. My Aunts had a tendency to believe they had an obligation to teach me some of their many crafting skills. I was taught to knit by Aunt Helen, the eldest sister of my mother. 

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Aunt Helen was a stickler about the”perfection of work.” If I made a mistake on a project, I had to rip the work back to the stitch before the mistake and make the correction, adding, “This is how you learn to ‘read your work’ so that you can fix it.” Can you imagine how long a piece took to finish? Nevertheless, the lesson is one I embrace with deep appreciation and smile every time I pull a piece apart.  Continue reading

Prepare to be Marked by the Muse


Stephey and I enjoy a lovely friendship. When I came across her blog I was totally intrigued and captivated! Stephey poses provocative and thoughtful questions to challenge an artist’s thinking and self-nurturing. I am thrilled and honored to have the pleasure of introducing you to Stephey Baker!

Smiling is Healthy for Brain Joy


Before you spend a lot of money on health aids, you have access to one without spending a dime! It’s known as the ‘smile quotient’ and it is quantifiable ‘brain joy’! Continue reading

Suck Eggs, Make Them Starry or Follow the Carnegie Motto


Call me crazy! Call me gutsy! Call me madame d’art! Adding that Amazon, Etsy, Nest Interiors, and FacebookFanPage is cross-promoting Hide A Heart.

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A Purple Heart for A Loving and Lasting Remembrance


It’s tax time and you’d think I’d already know the number of purple hearts I had on hand, but my husband has been ill and no longer driving so I have been taking him back and forth to doctors for over a month. I’d forgotten about doing inventory until gently reminded by my accountant that it was, “important to complete before the end of January.”

A week ago when checking phone messages I had received two saying, “Please call me ASAP. I want to make a substantial order of your purple hearts.” I was prepared to receive an order for perhaps 35-50, but she said, “I… Continue reading