"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

feels so right


The night air is frigid while the days are still quite warm and although the tomatoes froze last week, the asters are only just waving their purple greetings.  The (still green) lawn is strewn with gold and red below trees that are trying to decide whether or not they are ready to fully let go.  I've read 2 novels in 5 days, knitting is back in my lap... and all is right with the world.

On my needles?  I've picked back up the Elizabeth Zimmerman Tomten that took it's summer's hibernation in the favored tapestry knitting basket.  It was an easy transition.  I do believe it was naturally the time to wake up as I've not had a disagreeable moment yet.  Smooth sailing.

Having a teacher who couldn't keep her nose out of a book did nothing but keep two other noses right where they belong this week.  We've all accomplished some serious reading.  This book was in a bag with a couple of others that a friend picked up at a yard sale.  I don't read much comtemporary fiction but the timing was right, I needed a new read so it came to bed with me.  I loved this book.  This is definitely a recommend!





Joining Ginny's Yarn Along
Blessings, Debbie

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous heathered grays to be knitting with!! Glad you are back to knitting and posting :)

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  2. There is a season and I am glad to see your knitting season is back. I have not heard of this book,but will have to pick up a copy.
    Now, I guess here we go again? A frost already? You know I am envious. We did go down to 57 the other night, but now we are back to the 70's and night :(

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  3. Oh, what a cozy post! Your project looks great.

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  4. Glad you are enjoying your fall! I'm guessing the "closed" sign on your window must be working! :-)

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  5. **squeals** The book Some Wildflower in My Heart is my favorite Christian fiction book!! Like you, I am not an avid Christian fiction reader...so much of it is what I consider to be "fluff." Not so, the books of Jamie Langston Turner. They are meaty, and deep, and her characters are well-developed. And she includes poetry and hymns and... (Can you tell I like her books?)

    Glad that everything is right in your world today. Isn't fall just the best season?

    {{Hugs}},
    Cheryl

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  6. I love that chair. I could sit there for awhile and read, too.

    Though not much of a fictional reader - I say yes to it every now and then. The only thing is, is that I read at night (10-15 minutes tops until my literal lights out) - just to unwind. This book sounds like it might be a good one, though. I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.

    Right now I'm rereading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

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  7. Your knitting looks so lovely. We haven't had frost here yet but I'm sure it won't be long. I already got my knitted gloves out of storage. JB

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  8. The chair is great....love it...need one to feature on my decorating blog.
    Knitting...how fun, reading...wonderful and thanks for the recommendation, I need to check it out....but we are back to high temps here

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  9. Oh reading and knitting on a fall day, nothing could be better. Thanks for the book recommendation, I will check it out. Clarice

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  10. oh my gosh, some one else knitting a tomten... then maybe i can ask you a question... i am stuck, when to i start the sleeves? i have almost all the body made and i am at the part (i think) where i should be doing the 1/8, 1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/8 part, but i am not sure. do i do that right at the arm pit or so many inches before??? lol
    anyway, YOUR tomten looks lively. such a great jacket for fall.

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    1. I've tried to reply to your question on your blog but once linked to your current post I'm unable to scroll down. I can't reach your comment box! So, I hope that you see this. Is it possible to send you an email? I'm trying!

      ~~Debbie

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    2. yes! please... greenfreaks(at)msn(dot)com
      thank you so much.

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  11. Oh I'm so glad you're doing better, things are settled, and you're knitting again! Yay! Love the colors of your Tomten. I have been going to knit one for each of the boys for awhile now, I just don't seem to get around to it...

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  12. I took a long break from the internet over the summer--and I missed your blog! Loved reading this cozy autumn post. I'm adding the book you recommended to my reading list.

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  13. I took a knitting break, too. Now I am ready to try again. Glad you liked your surprise book find...that's always a blessing.

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  14. I'll have to check that book out, when I am finished with a few library books....

    Deanna

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  15. I love knitting and I love Christian fiction! Thanks for info on a new author for me!

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  16. That sweater is gorgeous! I love the colors.

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  17. love the totem!!! i, too, usually need the cooler temps to really get into the "heavy duty" knitting!!! so glad fall has arrived for you---and your knitting season!

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  18. Hi! Found you from gin y's yarn along. We're from Oregon, too and have four kiddos, too. Ah, the Tomten! You chose great colors (love your little chair, too.).

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  19. I've read that book - read it for church book club (don't read much contemporary fiction, either). It is pretty good for what it is.

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  20. I do like the little sweater so very much, makes me want to knit one for a little soul. I appreciate the book recommendation immensely. But that chair... love it beyond measure!

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