Wednesday, February 29, 2012

start to finish


I haven't been around much lately.

I've been enjoying, sometimes cold, winter nights by the fire,
a cup of tea, my companion,
a book or two by my side
and a strong desire to put my hands to use.

I've discovered a new array of knitting books at the library
and am resting my crochet hook while I return to the needles for awhile.

My project is almost complete but the wonderful thing about knitting or any craft,
is that there are always a dozen or so more projects waiting to take its place.

The same could be said for books. The title of the book above may suggest I want to
 write one myself but I have enough hobbies to contend with. I simply want to learn to
read more consciously, more fully and although I've just begun reading this guide,
 I instantly knew, as I read "words are the raw material out of which literature is crafted",
 that I will enjoy this new journey to the very last word.

Oh, yes, the project!

A sweet doorstop, much needed in an old farmhouse with crooked floors that
beg a bedroom door to close and by doing so - blocks the heat trying to rise up
 from the wood stove at the bottom of the stairs.

We can't have that now, can we?

~Read well friends~


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9 comments:

Sall's Country Life said...

and that sounds like a lovely place to be! Enjoy and stay warm!

Buttons said...

Sounds perfect to me enjoy it my friend. I would love to read that book. I hope your project comes along well. Take care. B

Katherines Corner said...

a wonderful way to spend some time. Hugs P.S. happy WW and I hope you will join us for the Thursday Favorite Things Hop Tomorrow

Gail said...

Sounds like a wonderful project...many things make wonderful door stops. Wedges of wood, a heavy book, a painted rock, oh, the list could go on forever since I have used them all!

Flat Creek Farm said...

To return to my (beginning) crochet, and also learn to knit.. on my very lengthy to do list. And yah.. to read more as well. Enjoy! ;) -Tammy

Stacy Uncorked said...

Sounds like some awesome time spent! :)


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Lynne said...

I like a person who takes care of themselves . . .

Liz said...

Sounds perfect to me! :)

pinkertonjamesl said...

It really wonderful project.I spend time for it.It really gorgeous.

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