"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Last Few Days...

Family friends visited!



We set up our test garden space. We think it gets 6 hours of sunshine...when the sun shines(:




One of the rhododendron bushes planted last year...bloomed!




Some of us had tea at Chariteas and enjoyed her flowers, too.



And I worked on the blog format a bit
read a bit
and knitted a bit
along with a bit of this and that including visiting my favorite blogs to see what is new with some of you(:
Joy!

16 comments:

  1. Life is good for you and your lovely family.. I know a lot of it is because you are such a positive and caring person. After we get back from DC, we'll set up a lunch date, ok? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Yes! Please pray that my pulled whatever totally heals. It stopped *ouching* for a few days so I tried to do a little something and it complained again. Hope you are all mended and have a wonderful trip(: <3

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  2. Wow! It looks like you have had a busy, but very enjoyable few days. I love to see all the flowers :) I hope your pulled whatever heals soon x x x

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes, Sarah. When the muscle/ligament started to calm down, I re-strained it [several times in the last seven weeks] because I assumed since it did not hurt it was well. The last thing I did was shove around some funiture, and adjust and vacuum a rug. Nothing hurt while I did those things, but that evening it was almost as bad as it was initially the Wed. before Easter. So now I am trying to be careful and patient(: I am grateful I can work on some fiber projects, reading and blog visiting and enjoy seeing some of the wonderful flowers around us<3

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  3. Busy, and good stuff!! I guess you have a much shorter growing season than we do here in sunny so cal. I was shocked at how bundled up you were in your comment to me on my blog! Wow...I don't need that much clothing in the dead of winter here!!!!
    Have a lovely day!
    Kris

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    1. LOL...I remember from the months I lived in San Diego and the five years I lived in San Jose, how true your experience was for me too. As I recall, in fact, I had difficulty believing it ever was winter in those two locations! <3

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  4. Yea--finally got this to work:)
    LOVE the purple yarn you are using; it reminds me of my room when I was a teenager--beautiful!
    I'm sorry that you have been having pain--I will include you in my prayers this evening.
    God bless,
    Aimee

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Aimee. The Lord is good. (-: <3

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  5. Hey Grace. I love reading your blog - your photos are lovely. nice to catch up with your world xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks, Kate!
      Are you planning a special celebration this weekend to honor the queen?
      Gracie <3

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  6. Hello Grace you have had a lovely few days (well it sounds lovely to me) beautiful flowers in your photographs. I had a lovely weekend with my family ( last weekend) and another busy but happy week. I am sorry you are still in pain and will include you in my prayers. Tomorrow is the start of Jubilee Celebrations here and typically the weather has changed. It has been lovely but it's rained today, colder and seems pretty much the same for next few days. Feel so sorry for those who have arranged outdoor events. Take care. Anne x

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    1. Thanks for your prayers, Anne. The muscle/ligament is calm at the moment, for which I am grateful!
      I hope you will share with us/me some of the
      celebration around you this weekend. It sounds exciting!
      Gracie <3

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  7. I love that "Sugar 'n' Cream brand. They have the loveliest colors! I enjoyed reading your life story and looking your past posts. I'm sure I'll be back.

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    1. Welcome, Jenny! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts and getting to know you and your neck of the woods. Gracie (:

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  8. Gracie, what a lovely post. I enjoyed seeing how you've spent the
    last few days and I would love to visit the tea room with you sometime! I'll be praying that your pain will soon go away and you'll be "up and running" again soon.

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. What a lovely post, life looks grand! :) xxx

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