When you receive a hand knit item — or any hand made item for that matter — you’re not just receiving a cozy hat or a loaf of banana bread. You are receiving the time, memories and emotions of the person who made it.
I’m a knitter and a finished piece is a diary of the time I was knitting it. I knit the scarf above for my cousin. [Read more…]
A crown to remind me that I’m the queen of my life, the queen of me. A queen period.*
I’m not the charm bracelet type. Charm bracelets were for me, something my mother wore in the 50’s. No, I’m a modern woman. I’m minimalist. Try to wear little or no jewelry.
And now I’m here to tell you…I have a charm bracelet! It is a modern version of a charm bracelet and I love how it tells –not so much the story of my life — but rather, about my dreams, my thoughts, my fantasies, desires and loves.
I was cleaning out my clothes closet. Something I like to do on a regular basis. If you saw my closet, you wouldn’t think there would be anything to clean out. I like to keep things spare. I pulled out four summer dresses. (In Tropica it’s summer all year round.) They were in that difficult category of: they still fit and they’re in such good shape. But they had played their part in my life and I knew I would no longer wear them. [Read more…]
September has turned out to be a month of renewal. I’m doing lots of home maintenance. Boring, expensive stuff like having the roof waterproofed, water systems tuned up, garage door fixed, rusted ironwork refinished. Ooph! [Read more…]