Nov 1, 2014

SATURDAY SPINSTER BLISS

Stewey and I are snoodled up under our new cozy blanket, the Irish are playing Navy, and I'm stitching "Harvest of Plenty" by Shepherd's Bush.  We had snow for Halloween, I made a lovely cauliflower chowder, and tomorrow is the first official Sunday brisket of the autumnal season.

Who's happier than me?


Yes....you're seeing that correctly.  You Know Who insists that his toys remain organized according to season.

Damn dog.

I have no idea what the score is....I've been too busy looking at stitchy blogs!

Ahhhhhh.  Is there anything better than pulling silk through a gorgeous piece of linen? 

Our new blanket is from the Wal-Mart.  It's stupid soft, has a sherpa backing, and was $15.  I am, however, convinced that it has some kind of magical fairy tale sleeping curse capabilities, since I lapse into a serious coma every time I get under the darn thing.

Please forgive my absence these last several months, dear friends.  I don't mean to be away so long, but life keeps getting in the way of things.  All will be well.  Keep the happy thoughts and here's hoping that your own corner of the world is cozy, too!

26 comments:

  1. It's good to see you back...I was getting worried. Hope all is well, or gets well soon. That's one super cute, cozy and sleepy Stewey.

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  2. Coni - Please know that we all think of ourselves as your long lost sisters and when you are silent very long, we start to panic......a lot! I'm very glad you and Stewey are safe, warm, and happily toasty under your Wal-Marts blankie in front of a roaring fire. Here in the land of saguaros and cactus wrens, we have been unseasonably warm but it looks like winter will attack on Monday. We are predicted to be only 68 degrees. brrrrrr Hugs from Tucson

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  3. Glad to see a post finally. Here in The West Valley of Arizona we are still warmer than Tucson, but eventually it will be cool enough to use a blanket...but not yet!

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  4. So good to hear from you and Stewey!! Walmart has jackets made from that same fabric as your cosy blanket. They even have sizes for us...er...bountiful ladies. I got one in beige....love love love...

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  5. I agree there is nothing that feeds a stitcher's soul like silk gliding through linen. The results always have a little something special that the serviceable but a trifle mundane cotton threads lack. Egads - I think I've become a thread snob. Unfortunately I'm a silk junkie on a cotton budget. I do enjoy it so when I go for the silk. So nice to hear from you, as always.

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  6. Glad to see you. And stitching! Stick around. Please.

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  7. Looks so cozy. Even the sound of pulling silk through linen sounds cozy. :) thanks for the good feelings. Cathryn

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  8. Oh that fire looks cozy and Stewey looks content and warm. A new project with silks is bound to get the mojo going! Happy Sunday!

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  9. Coni, Glad to see you posting again. Warm fire, new stitching project, faithful dog by your side.....the recipe for a wonderful weekend.

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  10. I've missed you! Glad you are cozy and happy!

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  11. I will learn how to post comments one of these days. This is my third try. Anyway------ so glad to go to your blog and see the new entry. You have an wonderful ability to say things that the rest of us wish we could verbalize. And on top of that you are a phenomenal (sp?) stitcher.
    And, yes, life does get in the way. At least it does for me.

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  12. I just read this from an old interview with Pablo Neruda:

    To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses – that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.

    That exchange brought home to me for the first time a precious idea: that all of humanity is somehow together...

    It won’t surprise you then that I attempted to give something resiny, earthlike, and fragrant in exchange for human brotherhood. Just as I once left the pinecone by the fence, I have since left my words on the door of so many people who were unknown to me, people in prison, or hunted, or alone.

    Doesn't that say it all. Coni this is what you do for all of us who read your blog.

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    1. Wow. I am totally not at all in the least bit worthy...but, thank you.

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  13. Nice to hear from you! So glad all is well and cozy and that the stitching needles are coming out. Yay for winter...it keeps us in and stitching!

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  14. So happy that you're posting again and all is well with you and Stewey.

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  15. Lovely to hear from you.
    Bless,
    Jenny

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  16. Great to read your new post!!! You were missed.

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  17. How cozy looking! And I love that Stewey has seasonal toys!

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  18. Coni- So glad you felt like chatting again. You've been missed.

    -Sherry-

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  19. Coni, I have the same throw and mine has the same magical fairy tale powers!

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  20. Hey, ConiJo from Kokomo! You keep me in stitches! Catch up with me on FB or e-mail when you can tear yourself away from that damn (cute) dog! I'll be waiting in the 82 (seriously--today) degree weather thinking about you in that never-too-early South Bend snow!

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  21. I have that same throw. My little Shadow/poodle loves it too. I am trying to get Shadow use to keeping his toys in a basket, however he seems a little leary of said basket...LOL. He prefers to have his toys strewn about the house.
    Always enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the chuckles.
    Judy in Kansas

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  22. I'm glad to see you back. I've missed you! The blanket looks seriously cozy. I'm going to have to go search for one. But, man, that means I have to go to Walmart....ugh.

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  23. You've been missed and so glad you are back. Your home looks so warm and cozy, who would want to venture from it? I have that same Wal-Mart throw and the cats and routinely steal it from one another. I think the super soft side is infused with sleep inducing drugs...zzzzzzz

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