Monday, June 28, 2010

~bliss

"It's good to be just plain happy, it's a little better to know that you're happy; but to understand that you're happy and to know why and how and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss." Henry Miller
I recently had a chance to meet bliss...................
Debbie Bliss that is.................... that's right... 
THE Debbie Bliss...................... knitting designer extraordinaire.
and her lovely daughter Nell...
learning the how...and why...
and understanding a little more about her and her work... just truly made me plain happy.

A preview of new books to be released...


























of new yarns...and new colors...
and a trunk full of her wonderful designs... well... you see...




















beyond happiness...
and I am happy in the being and the knowing,
knowing that I have something just about finished..
something special to show you... right after the blocking {smiles}.....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

three things...

"You [I] have control over three things – what you [I] think what you [I] say, and how you [I] behave. To make a change in your [my] life, you [I] must recognize that these gifts are the most powerful tools you [I] possess in shaping the form of your [my] life." — Sonya Friedman There are three after all... and I thought it would not be fair... to only make one... the three are all about fairness... and I had the control over the making... so... again... I took control of my skills... and tackled the Japanese books that I so adore... [did I ever tell you my neighbor is Japanese? and that she could translate for me?] no?? I don't like to impose...even though,I know... she would not mind it at all... that is my behavior... the pattern... light and airy.... perfect for summer... I made a change,however... I left off the bottom ruffle... not wanting it to be to fussy.... so now there were three... three gifts...recognized ... made simply... with simple tools... fitting their form... worn... and loved.... now...about dinosaurs and bracelets.......

Monday, June 7, 2010

etcetera~

"...self etcetera lay quietly in the deep mud et cetera (dreaming, et cetera, of ..." e.e.cummings hardly e.e.'s intent.. etc... to leave out most of the poem... etc.... there has been much going on,etc.... since I last wrote,etc... and...finally.. I have something to show you, etc... I took out my measuring tape,etc... and opened this book,etc... and took out some Amy Butler fabric.... etc... and before you knew it... etc... I had this dress... already for someone special.... etc.. and I even had time to... enjoy some watermelon....etc... and catch up on my etcetera....{smiles}