Spring

Thank you! The Beginning!

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I couldn't resist using one of my favorite wedding photos from this past year to begin February.

At the moment this was taken, the handsome groom was thanking his beautiful bride for being a part of his life.

Appropriate why? Because I am devoting this entire month of February to saying thank you to as many people as possible who reside in my corner of the blogiverse and who have enriched my life by being a part of it.

Candle Wreath for Imbolc

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Just finished putting together my candle wreath to celebrate the very old Celtic traditions of Brigid's Day or Imbolc - a celebration that takes place midway between the winter solstice and spring equinox to celebrate the advancing warmth and light of the sun as it warms and prepares the earth for spring sowing.

The holiday is often marked by lighting candles, building fires on freshly cleaned hearths, eating pancakes, and planting seeds or bulbs in little indoor pots.

Yarnia Giveaway Winner and Some Cool New Yarnia Kits!

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We have a winner!

Congratulations Nancy! Now you can knit those socks!

I wish everyone could have won - if I could, I would send everyone I know a certificate! I love shopping at Yarnia!

In fact, I was just there this past week and picked up a couple gift kits! I just discovered them! Check them out! You get enough yarn to make a hat, a pair of fingerless gloves, or a dishtowel and dish rag - and the pattern - all for $10.00 or less!

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The kits come in several color choices which you can view by clicking on the hat or gloves or the towel image and then click on "additional images". I picked up a blue hat kit for someone very special. And I see more in my future - definitely!

The kits are so great because you get enough yarn for a hat and the pattern - tucked right inside the cone!

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And, of course when you are done - you can make a holiday tree with the cone and any leftover yarn.

For those looking for more of a challenge, Yarnia has created a "Baby Surprise Jacket Kit. So far there are two colors available.

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And don't forget that you can create your very own yarn right here!

Have fun on your visit to Yarnia! I always do!

Something Special for Your Children, Grandchildren and Your Inner Child

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I love this little book! "All the Seasons of the Year" written by Deborah Lee Rose, illustrated by Kay Chorao and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Instant Summer Meals! Pre-grilled Chops and Yummy Almost Instant Veggies

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On hot summer days, we are huge fans of nearly instant dinners! And I thought it might be fun to share a few of our "instant dinner" tricks!

Actually, we prepare "instant dinners" all year round, but especially in summer when we have so much yummy local produce available!

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