Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What a difference time makes

Here's what I wrote on November 12th, 2005
I can't tell you how much fun I had today. I love working in my little studio while customers shop. Tons and tons of fun was had by all.
My studio is tiny but it is prefect for me. When we bought our house we were delighted that this studio came with. At first my hubby and I were sharing it. I mean how much room can yarn and needles take up. Well you would be surprised. So finally one day hubby looked around and said "I think you need this space to yourself" and so he began to move out. I was thrilled!
Of course there are things I would love to change. It is always thus. For one thing I need a sandwich board on the road. Most Mayne Island studios have this and I should too. Don't get me wrong I love my quilt sign. (One day I will have to tell you the story behind it. It is quite a story.) Its just that I need more signage. I would also like to paint the studio walls and replace the carpet. These things will come. After all I just opened my studio. This year it was open by appointment but after today I am seriously considering having set hours of operation. As I have other commitments this will be a little tricky but I can make it work.
A sweater is knit one stitch at a time.
And on March 31st, 2010 I write...
Wow, I can't believe that I ever considered having my place of work open for public viewing daily. I am a private person and I enjoy working in seclusion. That may be one reason why my plan to have shop hours never became reality.
Last October I moved out of the studio.
Well, you see, my knitting and my writing kept following me into the house.
I found it easier to schedule my business work around my household tasks. This was hard to do when I was working in the studio.
I now work on a large oak desk in the living room.
Our house is on a hill so as I write I look out a large window into a forest of trees. I even have a peek-a-boo view of the ocean.
Who is in the studio?
It has become his music room. A space where he can not only practice and jam but also record live performances.
Life is grand for all.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Come for a walk with me down memory lane

Where were you in November, 2005? What were you doing?
Well, I was on Mayne Island and one of the things I did was start blogging.
This is what I said in my first blog post...

Have you noticed that acquiring a new blog is like shopping for shoes? Currently, I am trying a few on. It's fun! I am definitely up for the challenge.

"When the very first knitter knit for the very first time she dropped a stitch and TINK was born."

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Monday, March 29, 2010


I did plan to delete this blog today. I was moving on. I wanted to embrace the new and say good-bye to the old.
I began this blog in 2005. I began with the plan of writing daily posts.
I wanted to become a writer. All the books I read, all the writers I spoke with repeated the same advise, "If you want to write -- write."
They encouraged me to make a daily commitment.
I knew if left to my own devices I would start out with the best intentions but would soon forget, reject, and neglect.
I need to be accountable. So I started blogging and I found you.
To my delight, you logged on to read my writing. Because of your support I began to view myself as a writer. I began to think that I had something worthy of being read.
I feel, as a writer, that this blog helped me to grow.
I am not who I was five years ago. Who is?
However, as I thought of deleting this blog I was surprised to discover that I wasn't ready. No, before I delete this blog I need to revisit some of the old posts. So that's what I will do. At least once a week, I will share one of these old posts with you. I hope you will enjoy walking down memory lane with me.
All the best
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Good bye

On Monday, I will delete this blog. Please remember that I do have other blogs you can visit: soon to become: soon to become
To see when these blogs have new posts please visit:
All the best

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm still here...

I'm still knitting but I'm doing more writing.
I'm still blogging but not here. I'm blogging here: This blog is about my first novel MAYNELY A MYSTERY. I'm also blogging here: In this blog, I write about life and other things of importance. I'm also blogging here: This blog features my amatuer photography. I stress the word 'amatuer' so that you will forgive me when my pictures at shaky or out of focus. On the homepage of I post a link to the blogs shortly after I post. So drop by and say "hi".
All the best