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December 29, 2015

counting my blessings!

there is rain, every day – but no snow

(Victoria drivers are notoriously bad in snow – we get so little of it!)

I’m dry and warm and very well fed

the restoration crew FINISHED – on December 23

holiday festivities with family and friends were lovely

now it is time to move forward

 unpacking and reorganizing – but not much visible progress!

little piles everywhere waiting to be donated

resisting the urge to put everything back in cupboards, drawers and baskets

but then it would never get sorted and disposed of

the Icelandic wool is better than expected

P1080110 a bag of tussah silk was hiding in the bottom of a basket

P1080117and in the same basket, 220 gm. of flax

P1080116not much time to spend at the loom

the rain has stopped

P1080122and a promise of Spring

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  1. December 29, 2015 1:53 pm

    Dear Jean, I’m glad to hear that things are getting back to normal. Best wishes for a very happy new year!

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  2. December 30, 2015 3:47 am

    SO very glad to hear that the restoration guys are done! And how great that it happened before Christmas–now you can start the new year on a happy note. Is it normal for bulbs to be popping up in the garden at this time of year??

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    • December 30, 2015 8:33 am

      Kerry – may be a little early for the bulbs, yesterday I actually saw two daffodils in bloom – honest!

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  3. vdbolyard permalink
    December 30, 2015 6:44 am

    what a difficult time for you, but look what a fresh beginning you have for 2016! it must have been wonderful to find that flax, that slk, and that the icelandic wool is worth it. yay!

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    • December 30, 2015 8:31 am

      Velma – it will take more time but is a very good feeling to be getting rid of unused stuff. always happy to be spinning.

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  4. Renee' permalink
    December 30, 2015 10:56 am

    Your blessings are lovely and bountiful! The icelandic wool is quite lovely and finding the flax must have been a neat surprise.
    Happy New Year.

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    • December 30, 2015 1:12 pm

      Renee’ – somebody? gave me the flax several years ago, they had brought it back from a trip to France and then decided they didn’t like spinning it. As soon as the silk is spun I’ll start on it.

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  5. December 31, 2015 11:19 am

    breathing a sigh of relief that we held in so long…FINALLY! your home back to you! glad you can finally resettle.

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    • December 31, 2015 11:24 am

      Aimee – thank you, having to remind myself to “breath” far to often. wishing you good health and a more relaxed new year.

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