Sunday Musings: Welcome To My New Home

Good morning! I hope you found your way over here from Blogger and welcome you to my new website. I am so excited that I made the move to WordPress! I will share that this move has been a little challenging and I still have a few bugs to work out. The most challenging part of this move is loosing my tags in posts. I will be editing each post to re-add tags and then I can add additional pages. All of this will get fixed in due time.

Oh a more fun note, yesterday I bought a few new herbs to pot in our container garden. I still need to buy a few more, along with tomatoes, and a few more spring flowers, especially pansies.

I love this time of year, especially when all the beautiful spring flowers start to show up in the nurseries. I have a fondness for alyssum, pansies and violas, which I plan to add to my potted stock. Maybe I can talk my hubby into going to the nursery today!

What are you doing today ?

Sunday Musings: A Little Bit Of Everything

It’s a late Sunday post for me but I’ve been a little under the weather over the last few days and just now starting to feel better.  I just haven’t had the energy to do anything but today I am starting to feel much better.  Cody has made sure his mama is looked after too and has been quite attentive, giving me snuggles and love.  He’s such a sweet boy.

I did manage to work a bit on my Nurmilintu shawl and really do love how it is knitting up in my handspun. I have to say that knitting  seems be make everything better and today I plan just to knit.   I did spin a little on Thursday and really do love how my hand blended rolags are spinning up.  I blended this yummy fiber up last spring with hopes of using it for a pair of hand knit socks. 

As far as reading, I’m almost finished reading Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir and I am really enjoying this book.

From Goodreads:A novel of the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII’s ardor – and the mother of his only son. 

In this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and best-selling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear for her life determined Jane Seymour’s actions. 

Twenty-five-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to become a nun. But her ambitious father has forced her to live at court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, a fellow Catholic whom she soon comes to love and admire. So Jane is appalled when King Henry shunts Katherine aside in his lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn, but even more so when he takes Anne’s life in his rush to wed – Jane herself! 

Unwilling to marry but terrified to resist Henry’s advances for fear she might share Anne’s fate, and propelled by her family, Jane becomes queen of England a mere 10 days after Anne’s execution. She knows she must produce a male heir without fail. Her very life depends on it.

That’s about it for me today and I wish you a happy Sunday afternoon!

Sunday Musings, A Bit of Crochet and Art

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” – Albert Schweitzer 

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Happy Sunday to you my friends!  I am enjoying another quiet, lazy Sunday morning with my hubby and our fur baby Cody.  

I will share I have been in pure hand knitted bliss over the last week as the much cherished and anticipated cool temperatures have finally arrived here in Phoenix. It’s been so wonderful to wear my sweaters, cardigans and socks.. such toasty warm wool that makes my heart sing.

I cannot believe next Saturday is Christmas!  I am rather anxious about Christmas this year, and honestly have been like this for a while.  I lost my Mom six year ago, three days before Christmas, which was also her birthday.  And last year, we lost my father-n-law seven days before Christmas.  This time of year brings an overwhelming amount of feelings, good memories and the ache of missing my Mom, and now my father-n-law. I will be glad for the beginning of the new year.

On a more positive note…

Even though I plan to work on my November socks, I started a Granny Square throw and think it will be a relaxing project for me the next few weeks.  I am basically going to go until I run out of yarn.  My plan is to use it as a light throw or something I can fold in half as a cozy wrap to wear outside when we star gaze.

I finished a pen and ink piece, that includes a touch of watercolor, that I am giving to my Dad and his wife for Christmas.  My Dad has been bugging me about drawing lately, which means he has been wanting something new to hang on their wall.  


I hope they like it, I tend to get a bit stressed giving art as a gift.  

I think the rest of my day will be enjoying my crochet project and reading.  Enjoy your day!