Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Graduation Day !

My youngest has graduated ! Congratulations Marky Marc ! Luv u !

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey

Marcus and Anna.

Marcus and his best friend since kindergarten, Stevan

O the joy of youth !

Ryan and Marc decided a few years ago that they wouldn't have to go to each other's graduation ceremony due to extreme boredom. Going to Anna's was excruciating enough hence no pictures of Ry !

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.

Thank you C.R. for the link to Celtic Memory Yarns and it's beautiful pictures of Iceland. This would be my dream vacation !

Thank you Karen for the lovely gloves you brought back from Norway. I will be very stylin' next winter !
Thanks also for getting me into a future Cookie A. workshop and the Sock Summit. You're the best !

Saturday, June 06, 2009


It's been a stressful few months. It was too hard to stay in a home with so many memories with bad, overtaking the good. I decided to start a new chapter in my life by selling my home of 24 years. They say your home looks the way you've always wanted it when you've finished it to sell. No kidding.

My little red house which I always hoped looked a little bit Swedish !

The cottage style green house built from old windows

Ryan did a wonderful job refinishing the pine floors. Many thanks to Anna,Ryan, Marc, family,friends/hired hands Cindy and Tim for everything they did to whip this place into shape. The transformation was astounding.

A very excited young couple is buying it for their first home.

A new adventure starts with the purchase of a small 1914 farmhouse and barn on three acres. In the mad rush towards the end of packing, my camera was put in an unknown box in the very full garage, so no pictures of this place yet :(
More later............