Raking Away the Winter Blues

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A Natural Rock Garden

Lovely erratic amongst the ferns.

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Hang Ups In The Cabin

We needed a closet in the cabin bedroom.  Here’s what Hisnibs came up with.  I love it.

Milled from live edge willow.

And we needed a hall closet too, here’s that happy solution.

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Braided Rug Finished – Love it!

Other Daughter finished up the rug. I love the colours and the shape. Perfect for the cabin.

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Lap Quilt Almost Finished

Dresden Plate Lap Quilt for my mother for her 100th birthday in May.  It’s almost finished. Eldest daughter did the sewing, youngest daughter sent some special memory buttons to add to it.  Middle daughter handmade fused glass buttons and I sewed on some gold charms for mom to discover.
Tiny wooden spool

Yet to add is a pocket sewn onto the back with an embroidered inscription to mom from her family.  She’s going to love it.

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Spirals

 

The human mind always makes progress,
but it is a progress in spirals.
~Madame de Staël
French novelist 1766-1817

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From Log to Shakes – 4 photographs

This cedar log has been lying in our woods for over 50s years.
His nibs cut a 20′ long piece and tractored it out of the woods.
Hisnibs split the log into 4 sections and then, using a froe and mallet,
split shakes from each section.

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Just What I Wanted

Orchard gate

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this:
decide what you want.
~Ben Stein

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Questions


Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will find them gradually,
without noticing it,
live along some distant day
into the answer.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

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Pebble Art – Fish Tales

I love these pebble fish happily floating in their aquarium amongst seashells and plants.
The artist is a dear friend of ours and I wanted to share her creativity.  Go take a look at her Etsy shop, she has more wonderful pieces.  Glass Moon Treasures

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Tell It

 

Rainbow heart on floor

We have enough people who tell it like it is –
now we could use a few who tell it like it can be.
~ Robert Orben

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Compassion

Like honesty, compassion may be expressed through verbal means
but its basic form of communication is silence.
~ Clark E. Moustakas

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World View

Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists.
~ Marcel Proust

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Regrets

Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.
~Ben Ipock

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Figuring Life Out

You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.

~Robert M. Pirsig

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