Monday, November 24, 2014

Finished


The new shawl  came out so pretty.


That's what happens when one has beautiful yarn,


given to her by a beautiful friend. 


Happy Thanksgiving Week,
~Joan 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Sunday



Brought to you by way of a November vine in Bucks County PA.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Few moments are better than this.


In lieu of the Official Thanksgiving Weekend, they all (save one...Kev's journey home from the far away desert has been delayed) were home this past weekend. The elders, the grands, the lovey lady friends, the newlyweds, the grown up babies of mine...

All the meals generous. in part. from the the abundant harvest off our land this season


gave much credibility
to the very word,
THANKSGIVING.




Monday, November 10, 2014

I am not sure what it is about the Crescent City that keeps luring me back.
It's been my favorite long weekend type getaway place for nearly thirty years.
Perhaps it's the music,

or the food,


  or the strolls though the neighborhoods,



beverage in hand.


Perhaps it the spirit and hospitality of the people who call it home.


or perhaps it's just the ability to simply put everything else aside and go.


I will return as always. Again and again.


Love

I don't have any photos from the first 6 weeks of my oldest's life. 
{my films were lost by the photo processing company}
But as clear as can be I can remember his every expression and movement.
I would stare at him sleeping, stare at him eating or simply stare at him staring at me, 
 both of us trying to figure out our new lives.
The feeling of honor, responsibility and amazement at the ability to create a new little human has never left me.

I vowed to teach him to be kind, to tie his shoes, to persevere, to think of others first, to have good manners, to color between the lines, to keep faith, to run fast, 
and to Love.
I must have at least succeeded on the Love part because 
this happened:


and with that, my family grew by one more.


...and we both continue to figure out our new lives with lots of love to share.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Nashville Fence

The very old,








 new interpretations of the old,


and a few just for fun.