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Jul 22, 2014

An  ALMOST Wordless Wednesday post

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.               Luther Burbank

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.  Gertrude Jekyll

Come Meander Through My Gardens An  ALMOST Wordless Wednesday post Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Jul 21, 2014

Discovering the Fountain of Youth

Discovering the Fountain of Youth

The Happy Family

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Jul 20, 2014

Children Delighting in Pets

Children Delighting in Pets

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Jules Bastien-Lepage, The Small Beggar Asleep, 1882

Jules Bastien-Lepage, The Small Beggar Asleep, 1882

Jie-Wei Zhou.

Jie-Wei Zhou.

Jeanne Vodden Art

Jeanne Vodden Art

Rudolf Koivu

Rudolf Koivu

Nancy Noel

Nancy Noel

Sir Henry Raeburn Boy and Rabbit

Sir Henry Raeburn Boy and Rabbit

Daniel Gerhartz

Daniel Gerhartz

Arthur John Elsley

Arthur John Elsley

 William-Adolphe Bouguereau completed in 1889.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau completed in 1889.

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Jul 20, 2014

Shawl for a Hundreth Birthday

Shawl for a Hundreth Birthday

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My 61 year-old husband’s grandmother is turning 100 in a couple of weeks!!

I thought a shawl would be the perfect gift to brighten up even sleep or lounge wear for someone in a wheel chair. I did not want it too long, warm or wide so that was easy to use in a wheelchair, inside.

The pattern I used as a base was called Shimmer and Shine Scarf, not that mine shimmers or shines but I liked the…

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Jul 19, 2014

Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis

Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis

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I am appalled by commentators and writers who quickly denounce Pope Francis, often misinterpreting or twisting the meaning of his comments by taking them out of context. These critics are acting like the‘ the accuser of our brethren… which accused them before our God day and night’. [Revelation 12:7-12] They seem poised, ready to pounce on any hint of his supposed sin against tradition. Pope…

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Jul 16, 2014

A Cat and Mouse Game

A Cat and Mouse Game

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What is a farm without cats to catch  mice?

Once we stared raising animals, which meant storing grain,  I quickly changed my perception of the  little creatures. I no longer cringed at the thought of our cats hunting them down and slaughtering them. Disney cuteness does not exist on a farm.fat-tabby-kitten_w725_h580

Mice eat grain.

Mice make nests and shred grain bags.

Mice droppings are messy, their urine stinks and no…

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Jul 16, 2014

An Inovative Pattern: Scrappy Clutch, Purse or Tote!

An Inovative Pattern: Scrappy Clutch, Purse or Tote!

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This pattern was originally for an over the shoulder purse but I fold on side in half to make a crochet hook clutch.I love this adaptable pattern because it uses up scarp yarn, using any thickness, any hook and is the basic pattern for any size bag.

Scrappy Mini Purse Tutorial

http://www.livelycrochet.blogspot.ca/2013/05/scrappy-mini-purse.html

This turorial describes each step with a photo

 

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Jul 15, 2014

Shooting at the Speed of Light

Shooting at the Speed of Light

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Jul 14, 2014 / 1 note

Quick and Easy Mesh Bag

Quick and Easy Mesh Bag

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Materials: 1 skein Lion Brand Organic Cotton Yarn (#680), or similar worsted weight yarn Size I-9 Crochet Hook contrasting yarn for trim and flower (optional)

http://diyods.blogspot.ca/2010/04/crocheted-produce-bag.html

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Jul 14, 2014

Dreams and Hope

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“Hold fast to dreams, let-your-dreams-take-you-away-quote-picture-quotes-sayings-pics

For if dreams die, 

Life is a broken-winged bird,

 That cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes

“Hope is the physician of each misery.”  ~Irish Proverb

“Hope is the thing with feathersimages (14)

That perches in the soul 

And sings the tune without the words

And never stops at all.”

 Emily Dickinson

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“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most…

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Jul 14, 2014

Me, My, Mine!

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Am I Christ Centric or Ego Centric?

I was shocked when I discovered that I functioned as if I was the centre of the universe. Shocked because I did  really did not grasp that my whole paradigm was skewed. Shocked because I thought I had given my life to God. Shocked to understand just how much inner transformation it takes to say with St. Paul, ” No longer I that lives but Christ that lives in…

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Jul 13, 2014
Crocheting Wisdom

“Quite simply, crochet feeds the human need for balance in our lives. Making something with our hands reflects something basic about ourselves…
Jul 13, 2014

Crocheting Wisdom

“Quite simply, crochet feeds the human need for balance in our lives. Making something with our hands reflects something basic about ourselves…

Jul 12, 2014

God is an Artist

God is an Artist

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God is an artist and His canvas is all of space and all of time- by a friend J.P

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Jul 12, 2014

Dreams

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A writing prompt asked about our dreams and nightmares.

At the moment I do not recall any recent nightmares, though a few strange dreams have haunted me for decades. One dream that lingers even in my conscious mind is an image of a city. All the low, square, flat-topped buildings are made out of a yellow/ orange brick without any doors or window. The narrow road between the buildings is paved…

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