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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How Lucky Am I ?

You can probably tell I'm in my "January hibernation mode".. I haven't been posting as often lately- some days I just can't think of anything to talk about... hard to believe, I know! We have had some very cold days, and I often don't go out unless I really have to. Some days I don't make it any further than the mailbox (which is two steps from the front door  haha!) Our weather has been odd though, for January in Canada. We have very little snow, and yesterday and today it is above freezing - today is sunny and quite lovely actually. (Hubby is detailing a truck right now in the garage, with the door wide open...)
 So, you ask - what have I been doing? Well, I've been busy with my favourite January activities: reading, stitching and some quilting. I've finished Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult, and am almost through Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (loving it). Next on the list is The Postmistress written by Sarah Blake. Hubby and I don't go to movies that often, but we seem to have been on a bit of a streak lately, seeing 4 movies since Christmas! Hugo, 
War Horse, We Bought A Zoo and Joyful Noise. Enjoyed them all! There are two more currently playing which I hope to see as well- The Descendants (who could resist the chance to see George Clooney AND beautiful Hawaiian scenery on the same screen?) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a 9-11 story (I've been told to take a lot of Kleenex). Of course I'm busy stitching away with Sharon's weekly stitching challenge (this week's stitch is the Cretan) and I have another cross-stitch on the go- Heart in Hand's Christmas Medley which was back-ordered for two months - of course it would arrive after Christmas, but I'll certainly have it ready for Laura for next Christmas.
I do have to show you what a dear friend did for me recently. My friend Donna (who is a wonderful knitter) took this Silk Rumple yarn which I had purchased at least 5 years ago, and knit it up into this lovely scarf/shawl. Isn't it scrumptious? This is the second knitting project Donna has done for me recently. How lucky am I? Thanks Donna, you are a sweetheart! I am sooo lucky to have such wonderful friends...


Peace,
Linda

Good friends are like stars... you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

9 comments:

Dolores said...

Since my little grandson left I find myself in a muddle. What to work on next? I have a list but that doesn't help. Your scarf/shawl is lovely and you certainly are lucky to have a friend who likes to knit.
Anyway, how is Secret Daughter? It's on our book club list in a couple of months and I was wondering how you liked it.

Laura Hubbard said...

How was Sing you Home???

Susan Elliott said...

Happy January. i am hibernating too...and coughing... a lot...I'll have to pick up that one book...and I'm curious of all the movies you've seen, which one did you like the most.

We just went to see Sherlock Holmes and loved it. But....we love Sherlock Holmes and Robert Downey Jr.

Glad to see you are spending January as you should...HOw is Mark doing on his trip?

Linda H said...

Sing You Home was good Laura, but I don't think it's my favourite Picoult book. It will be waiting here for you when you get home.

Linda H said...

I just finished Secret Daughter- LOVED it. A great read, especially if you like stories set in a "foreign country". I love reading about other cultures...

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Karen said...

Your shawl looks scrumptious, and the colours are great - it will go with everything. Do you suppose your friend would like to finish my socks? I'm stuck :)

Sandra said...

I was going to ask about Sing you home. I borrowed it from our library. I just couldn't 'get into it'; I love the other Picoult books but that one..nah.

Jeannette said...

I also quite enjoyed Secret Daughter. Haven't seen We Bought a Zoo yet but it was a good read as well. I'm currently reading John Vaillant's true story The Tiger. It's taken a bit to get into but it's a very interesting read.

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