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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Year Thoughts..... diary, fireplace, knitting....

Aren't these lovely cup and plate snack sets?  "Old Country Roses" by Royal Albert.  I listed them on eBay today but so hope they do not sell.... yet can I possibly keep and display every last pretty thing I find?   I am doing some serious purging again... sort of early spring cleaning.   Have found an old diary I kept from 1971 - 1975.  Was just sharing some of the entries with an old friend from those days.  We have had some good chuckles over some fond memories.

Have you made resolutions for this new year?   Usually I make a list, but seldom act.   This year I skipped the list and in time I have found a few important projects.  Like sorting through old slides... next I will put the keepers on DVDs.  Also sorted through my knitting books, needles and yarn.   Found a sock knitting class that begins tomorrow evening and runs for three Thursday evenings... just what I needed.

A blogger friend commented on our fireplace and thought I'd mention that it was made of split Michigan field stone by a remarkable local craftsman.  He spent about three weeks building it.  Never in a hurry, he sorted, arranged, contemplated every possible rock split and position.  He included us in his decision-making process as we went along.  He found the pine log for the mantel.  All in all, it was a great experience and we are so pleased.


1 comment:

Callie Magee Antiques said...

Hi there!!!!
i love the china but a resolution is not to buy any more for a few months this year. I am keeping it up so far.
It is hard to do since I love china.
Hope all goes well for your resolutions.