Time to Breathe

I always know when life becomes just a little too full when I stop posting here. Making sure that the numerous tasks and list items are being checked and completed has been the focus around the homestead lately and I’m more than ready to pack up, put my little family in the car and head for the North.

Adrienne, Louise and I were supposed to record yesterday morning – Episode 6 of the Fibre Friends podcast and sadly had to postpone because Nicholas was home with a terrible gastro bug. Today, Louise has laryngitis so plans are hold a little longer. I have to say though I miss hanging out with my friends – it’s been a welcome forced rest. I’ve knit, stitched, and sewed while hanging out with my little boy and that’s just not all that bad.

The Fibre Friends. Oh, my friends. These women are amazing. In three and a half months we have accomplished so much together and are truly having the time of our lives. What an unexpected gift this has been.

Our latest episode from a few weeks ago is HERE

On May 31, we were invited to have a party at our local yarn shop KnitStitch and launched our very first collaboration  – a yarn, bag and pattern kit that we all worked so hard on. Knitters actually came to our party and we had a really fun night. Crafters are such nice people, the atmosphere was just the best.

See what we did?

I still can’t quite believe that we pulled it together. There was a late night before the launch finishing up a few last minute misbehaving (and missing) drawstrings, and taking a hurried photo of the gorgeous sock that Louise designed.


I’ve cast mine on using a different yarn as I wished to keep all of the kits available for sale (though giving up my luscious skein of Adrienne’s yarn was a sacrifice, let me tell you…) and when I have some progress on the from lace panel, I’ll share a photo.

Our Golden, Daria is aging as all pets must and has an injury in her back right leg that has slowed her down considerably. She brings me such joy on a daily basis that the thought of her decline is quite upsetting but will hopefully still be a few years away. She is every patient, ever hopeful for any scrap of attention. Just a slight brush against her will stop her dead in her tracks in the hope that a really good hug or love up will follow. Eddie the Beagle continues to improve socially and now ADORES my flute choir ladies. He happily snoozes away in the kitchen while we practice and seeing him wag his tail and approach them when they come in the door makes the heart full. I will never understand a human who can be cruel to an animal. This small hound would cower and piddle every time my husband approached in the beginning. When he dreams, it’s the only time I ever now hear him growl and I wonder what he’s dreaming of. I’ll admit that I wake him up and give him a scratch and a kiss. Perhaps he’s really just chasing rabbits and I’m delusional but hey, a little extra love never hurt anyone.

Bring on summer!

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2 Responses to Time to Breathe

  1. margo says:

    Hope Nicholas is feeling much better , tummy bugs wear you out and make you so tired. Some yogurt over the next few days will help.
    So good that your knit night went well, such lovely goodies. You always have such lovely fabrics. The latest newsletter from Kaffe Fassett textiles shows some of the new batic designs which are soooo amazing and beautiful. …take a look
    I was wondering what happened to the podcast, fingers crossed it will be up soon.

  2. Lisa says:

    I was SO sorry to miss your Knit Night at the Knit Stitch; had I been in town, I would have been there “with bells on!” Pleased to hear that it went well (and not at all surprised that it did)!

    The busy just seems to be busier, doesn’t it? I returned from that amazing Alaskan cruise, and jumped right back into a concert, a “choir library orientation,” and a choir-related Bingo… [At least I have had the good sense to divest myself of the choir library duties – the complications of preparing 50 folders is gargantuan, in terms of eating up great chunks of “free” time!]

    Hope you’re all hale and hearty once again, and I must say that I’m envying your upcoming sojourn at the cottage…and looking-forward to seeing your progress on many amazing projects!


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