Four Quarters swatch complete You can't beat a hot cuppa, quality chocolate, and a new knitting project! This is my favorite issue of Pompom magazine over the last year. There are so many beautiful patterns, though the one featured on the cover is above my skill level for now. I will eventually make Lucky Pieces… Continue reading An Almost Wordless Wednesday
Spring has officially arrived in West Cork. Thankfully we've had a few warm days accompanied by blue skies and sunshine. I've enjoyed gardening once again. One of the Japanese maple trees planted over the winter has come into leaf. The tulips have started blooming and lots of seedlings are poking through the soil, a promise… Continue reading One Stitch at a Time
Have you maintained an exercise routine throughout the pandemic? In the beginning I stayed active and danced at home most days. I was in great shape from teaching fitness classes. I kept teaching one weekly online class on a donation basis to keep morale up with my regular clients. In August I stopped to take… Continue reading Baby Steps
While Meghan gave us the tea, we also heard more about the infamous toast. During Oprah's interview, she read snippets to Meghan from BuzzFeed's article: Here Are 20 Headlines Compcaring Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton That May Show Why She and Prince Harry Left Royal Life. Contrast "Kate's morning sickness cure? Prince William gifted with… Continue reading That was one loaded piece of toast
In January I wrote that I'd write more frequently on my blog, but that hasn't happened. The post-Christmas lockdown has been intense due to the school closures! My daughter is now in the senior cycle, meaning she sits her leaving certificate exam next year. She's in higher level classes which require a lot of studying.… Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Boy’s Sleeveless Sweater
As Black History Month concludes, I wanted to share with my readers what I've been exploring over the last 4 weeks. I enjoy reading a diverse selection of books all year round, but I focused primarily on the Black experience during February. Books GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernadine Evaristo I received this book for my… Continue reading Black History Month in Review
I live in a quiet cul-de-sac not far from town. There are roughly 10 houses in my estate, and everyone keeps to themselves. Most of us have been neighbors for 20 years. Not much happens at the best of times. These days the silence is deadening. As lockdown has progressed, I've noticed a change in… Continue reading Please Mr. Postman
I've done well until now to resist the temptation of starting something new. I'm still struggling to finish the JW Anderson cardigan which is a gift for my son. I've knit all of the panels and have sewn some together. I'm still knitting the cuffs, ribbing, collar, and button hole strip. Even though I'm on… Continue reading WIP Wednesday- Campside Shawl
The world watches as grownups take charge.
I have a story to share with you. Dreams come true. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible! In my 20's, I heard this sort of rhetoric all of the time in popular culture and thought it was true. Maybe it is, but not for everyone. Over the years, my motto has shifted. Last… Continue reading Want Some Good News?