Goddess Knitters

26 March 2011


My great-grandmother, Octavia loved flowers. She especially loved African Violets that grew in profusion throughout her home; pink, blue, violet and white. Whenever I see African Violets I think of her. Introducing....
~ Octavia ~

This triangular shawlette, named after her, has pretty little lace violets running throughout and is trimmed with a simple lace edging. Octavia looks lovely knit in a single skein of fingering weight yarn such as Floating by A Verb for Keeping Warm, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight or Annapurna also by A Verb for Keeping Warm.
I love the how the little violets make me think of my great-grandmother. This pattern is a sweet as she was!

~ enjoy ~

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07 March 2011

...taking time...

This morning I decided to head over to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and take a walk. This place is really beautiful. It seems that I have a pretty full schedule of things this week. When I have that kind of a week ahead of me I like to start it off with a clean slate and a fresh eye. It seemed like a good idea to get out of the house with my camera and just wander. I love what i saw......

Take a minute to look at what is around you. What did you see today?

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03 March 2011


I have always been a list maker. I come from a long line of list makers. My mom used to make lists for everything. She was the queen of the pen and post-it in her time. There were always lists and notes laying around to act as reminders to our family; chores, groceries, gifts to buy, people to call or send a note to. You get the idea. I'm pretty sure that's where I got my list making gene.

Enter 30 Days of Lists. I first learned about the 30 Days of Lists on Twitter, one of my many time sucks ways I keep up on great ideas. PunkRawkPurl tweeted about this and shared the link to the website and I was a goner.

I happened to have a blank journal lying around. Along with a list maker, apparently I am a hoarder collector of blank journals.
I opened the journal and got work. I love the idea of focusing on one thing each day and then making that list. Sure is an eye opener!
Whether you're a list maker or not this is really a fun, quick exercise that really gets you to take a pretty good look at a different part of who you are each day and I can tell you I have already had some ah ha moments and it's only day 3!

Join me as we make our way through 30 Days of Lists and make some discoveries about ourselves! I'm off to add hoarder collector to my list......

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