Shine's Thyme

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Longest Winter

Finally, Spring has arrived here is East Tennessee.

Finally. This has been the longest, darkest winter I can remember. It wasn't the coldest, snowiest, icy-est......just LONG......and DARK. In my memory, I don't recall ever knowing so many people with illnesses, problems, tragedies. It takes alot to keep the old spirits up and going!! I've always thought of myself as a very optimistic person. I choose to look at the good in a situation, or to look FOR the good....where ever I am. I've never been  one to cry woe is me or why me?. Just take what is given me and try to make the best of it. When everyone around you is negative....hmmmmm.....welll.......most of the time I get on my knees (They're pretty sore right now!!!) and put on some praise music. It always helps and God is always good to stand me back up and get me back on the right track. He is good sisters....ALL the time.
One great thing that happened this winter...actually TWO great things that happened this winter.....I completed the "Margaret Dashwood" shawl.......

the Tasha Tudor shawl!!!

SOOOOO exciting! These are by far the largest knitting projects I have ever taken on. I started them both at the end of last summer, then finished them both around the end of Feb.
The M. Dashwood is light and airy......perfect for cool spring evenings.
The T. Tudor is unbelievably soft and cozy. So warm and just the right wrap for nippy spring mornings.
Long projects, but absolutely worth the time and effort.
Right now, I just have socks and dishcloths on the needles.
I also have a quilt started, and a beautiful wool and embroidery piece on the side.
I have a fleece soaking in a suint bath and the phrase "sheep to shawl" is heavy on my mind:)
It's so nice and beautiful outside now though....I do want to do something in the dirt:)
Fairy land also needs attention.
What are you girls working on these days?????


Sandra said...

Lovely Shawls! Both of them.
I haven't been working on anything these days, just lambing :)
Beautiful flowers!

Cindy said...

Yay, you finished them! They are beautiful. So is the model.

Cindy said...

Yay, you finished them! They are beautiful ( and so is the model).

Deborah said...

Hi Shine!!!!
Oh wow, these are gorgeous!!
Your knitting is so great to get them all finished up eh? ;)
I am working on one project right now..a summer tank top, but I have about 4 others just waiting for me!
Love it!
And yes, He is good...all the time.
Love and hugs to you...enjoy that sunshine!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Love these!