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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lazy, Hazy Days

 ~ fiber wreath ~
These last days of Summer, before the chill of Autumn, are, generally, filled with enormous work and details in preparation for winter. Not lately. Lately, I've been holding down the porch furniture, day and evening, waiting for my back to come home. It went out again, dratted thing. I went to my Wonderful FNP today and she said, "meds, down time, heating pad, muscle rub, stay off the computer and, oh yeah, try to take it easy for the next three days." She knows me well...sigh. She only sees me when I've decided she's my last resort and, thus far, has managed to pull my fanny out of the fire on all occasions. Heather and her Staff are Wonderful and yes, she does work under the guidance and direction of an MD but it's Heather I go see when needs dictate.

So, I've been reading and listening to audio books. I did make the above wreath...surely that doesn't constitute work...right?! It's my "fiber wreath" and filled with mini-balls of wool, acrylic and cotton yarn, wrapped with red roving and ribbon yarn and adorned with a knitting pin and a ball of yarn stuck through with mini-knitting needles. It also holds a small basket filled with a tiny skein of sock yarn and two child sized sock darning eggs. I have a small collection of darning eggs and they bring me great pleasure as I sit and wonder about their provenance.
~ sock darning eggs ~
I'm in the midst of knitting a cotton bath mitt but perhaps this is the time to try and teach myself how to knit socks. I've got the needles, yarn and have a pattern or two so wish me well, please and thanks. I mean that in every sense of the word! -smile- In the meantime, please, allow me to wish you well also and if you make a fiber wreath, please let me know so I can admire the work of your hands and heart!

Blessings ~ small pleasures ~ wreath ~ knitting tools ~ socks ~ bath mitts ~ 
Dei Gratia,


  1. G'day Sandra ~
    Do hope you are up & going quickly. Nothing worse than a back issue.

    Have a lovely summer day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Feel better soon! I'm sure you'll master the socks!

  3. i hope she pulls your fanny out of the fire quickly so you can do all you need to do! your fiber wreath is darling. try and have a relaxing and great couple of days resting!

  4. That's a bummer - I hop you are better soon! I love the wreath, very cute.

  5. Back issues can be painful and last longer than you want. Take it easy. The heating pad works wonders.

  6. Rest is the only thing to get that back in place. It is so difficuly and painful. I hope you feel better soon.

  7. "Try to take it easy.." It's easy to say, but to do it...:o)
    I hope you will be fine soon! Take care!!

  8. Hope ypur back is better soon. It can be very uncomfortable those back issues. The up side is you get to take it easy for a couple of days and maybe someone will help with the chores so you can really relax.

  9. oh dear. so sorry to hear about your poor
    back. it's no wonder with all that you do!
    i will be praying that your healing goes
    faster than expected and that you enjoy
    the peace and quiet throughout.

    your fiber wreath is gorgeous, and i'm
    sure the socks will be wonderful, too.


  10. Oh no! I hope your back is better soon! I love the wreath!

  11. Thanks so much for entering our APRON GIVEAWAY. I loved coming here to your beautiful Farm. I hope you are soon "on the mend" and feeling 100% again! Lidy

  12. sorry to hear you've been under the weather...

    i love your wreath...just beautiful
    i have just signed up for crocheting classes...and i REALLY want to knit some socks this Fall..

    much cooler here this morning as the fog blew in off the Pacific last night...

    hope this finds you feeling better
    take care
    sending get well wishes and love,
    kary and teddy

  13. I hope that back is feeling better soon. Keep it warm!

  14. Sandra, I sure hope by next Monday you are feeling much better! That would be a great way to start off the week!

    I also see an FNP at my MD office.
    It is a "he" and I just love him :)

    Please take care, keep kniting, and take in all that animal love! It is good medicine! I just know, that soon, you will be on the mend.
    It's hard to keep a good Farm Maven down, eh!?

    xo, misha

  15. It seems when the professional tells you to rest and relax you knit and create.This must work well for you , or at the very least give you enough distraction and fulfillment to ignore your immediate pain. Go for it Sandra, and get well while going!

  16. i wish you well...looking forward to seeing your knitted socks, i am sure they'd look lovely!

  17. Oh, Sandra, please take care of yourself!! Usually all the back needs is long days of doing nothing. Love the fiber wreath, so creative and wonderfully bright.
    Stay well...xx's Marsha

  18. Everyone in the shop lately has been talking about making socks, learning to make socks or thinking about making socks. Time I dusted off the DPNs myself!

    Hope you're feeling better!

  19. I hope your back is better soon!

    I don't know how to knit or crochet but I would so love to learn how to make socks! I've been thinking about trying to learn crochet but with a young baby I just can't seem to concentrate on anything long enough to learn it. Maybe in a year or so when she's a bit older.


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