Friday, July 4, 2014

GOLDEN

 life at the moment. i have to remind myself to breath. sometimes so much is going on it's a challenge to know where to start, how to share. keep up my journal here. i may sound calm, but i am filled with exclamation points. oh dear here they come, those marks that illustrate everything these days, and a few photos too...

a baby swallow! i feel like this too little bird, sing your heart out!


my best friend went to greece and turkey, she and her husband had a brilliant time (we still need to get together, drink wine, see the photos!). they brought me many gifts, including this from istanbul. this hand stitched, cashmere shawl. exclamation point!!


it was my lucky day! here is a new perfect size cross body bag for my trip that i managed to get....


and some pouches from bookhou too, perfect for carrying watercolor pencils in my suitcase. the wool is going to be my travel knit (i think). reading 'how to catch a frog' by heather ross. lovely lovely book.


i grew a strawberry (s) and finally got to eat one before the raccoons did!!


stitching in progress for my travel journal (to shetland!!) ( nineteen more days!!!)


to celebrate summer solstice, i made a flower wreath...


for my head :)  i tried to have owen model it, but that was as likely to happen as if he were to make it. ;)


here come the exclamations. to celebrate the first little movements OF OUR NEW BABY!!! i've cast on a kicking bag. this is my girl on the left in her middle trimester and in the photo on the right, she's four years old. will it ever stop being a complete and total miracle, when your baby has a baby??!!!!!


and then, friends...remember this child of mine? my baby? hannah rose?


last week in kentucky. here, because they are so darling, is a reenactment. he proposed. she said yes. 
my baby is getting married. !!!!!!

~ before i end this post i wanted to say thank you so much for the kindness (as always) on my bressay dress. i am really thrilled with it, it's really so amazing to wear a dress you've knitted. if you've ever had a mind to make one i would encourage you to give this pattern a try. and the very last thing, i am completely honored and thrilled to have been featured on fringe association. thank you karen. whew. (!!!) :)
happy 4th.
xxx lori


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  1. Wow!! You are allowed all of those exclamation marks :) Congratulations...a new baby and a wedding, how very exciting. All the best to you and your family Lori. Happy 4th of July and enjoy your weekend. xo

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  2. so much lovely~ness happening in your corner of the world. big congratulations to both your daughters.
    happy 4th lori xoxo

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  3. so happy for you for all of it! enjoy enjoy enjoy xo
    ps you are stitching a travel journal--amazing!

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    1. thank you gale! hoping that it will turn out okay, it's still just an idea (partially complete!)

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  4. I think, dear Lori, I'm going to be talking in exclamation points all day long now!

    Beautiful! All of it!

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    1. thank you dear stephanie! (i have the feeling the more exclamations used, begets more!!) very excited here.

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  5. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! :) Hooray!

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  6. I love your "aha" moments and I so know how you feel when your baby is getting married! Life is full of ups and downs, but cherishing the ups makes me happy, XOXO

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    1. it's very true susan, i guess that is what makes the good times that much more special. there is the deep appreciation. XOXO

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  7. So glad I can read about all your !!!!! They give me joy too.

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  8. A post overflowing with goodness, it all makes me smile. I love seeing your strawberry, I bet it tasted wonderful. I found a half eaten green peach yesterday that the squirrels left, they are sneaking little critters.
    The photos of your girls are heartwarming Lori, such a beautiful family you have there.

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    1. thank you tracey! we are so lucky aren't we? :)

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  9. Oh Lori, lovely family things. So happy for you and everyone.
    And that shawl!!! Wow wow

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    1. thank you very much mim! i know! i fainted at the shawl, it's SO beautiful and soft, really an heirloom. SO lucky!!

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  10. So much goodness in this post. Beautiful sights and colors and congrats to your girls. Exciting times in life for sure!!!!

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  11. Golden indeed! I'm thrilled for you and your growing family. New baby, new spouse, so much love!

    Speaking of love, it's pouring out of you in that gorgeous portrait of you with the flower crown. Ah, I can't wait to see that face in person.

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    1. xo thank you so much nicole. can't wait. can't. wait. :) :)

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  12. I forgot to tell you that I own a pouch almost identical to your new Bookhou bag (minus the leather strap). I use it for my toiletries. Matching dresses, matching bags... what a pair we are.

    ;)

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  13. What a wonderful post today Lori- filled with so much creativity, happiness and love. Congratulations to your daughters and to you soon to be grandmother- and have a lovely trip abroad.
    xo

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    1. thank you very much camilla! :) xo

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  14. Woweee, Lori, what glorious reporting from you in this post!

    It's lovely to see what's going on with that next generation. Since I have had the pleasure of meeting Hannah and Matt, I would like to pass along special good wishes to them. How happy they look in that meadow!

    The little blue sparrow makes a wonderful herald of all your good news. A prize strawberry, a flowery crown for a pretty lady, Scottish Isles appearing in thread, a beautiful wrap arriving from Greece, more knitting...of course.

    And congrats on being featured by fringe association. Fringe association was a totally new site for my eyes, and so I thank you so much for the introduction. Many fine sights there. Choosing to feature you definitely shows excellent taste.

    Lori, I know how excited you must be by so much that's going on. Somehow, you do continue to show the rest of us how to balance so much with grace.

    xo

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    1. dear frances, i will be sure to let them know! they are on cloud 9 at the moment, so perfect and beautiful to see. i love SO MUCH that they are getting married. frances, thank you so much for your comment, i may not deserve such lovely words, but they are words to aspire to. p.s. i'll be in nyc for a brief moment in september, maybe we can meet up again?

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    2. Hope to see you in September, Lori.

      Meanwhile, your preparations for Shetland travels are thrilling to read about.

      xo

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  15. So much goodness there, but I sat up at the bit where you said you were coming to Shetland!!! Exclamation barks in my head. Where else will you be? Close enough to meet up somewhere?

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    1. hi jacqui! i will be in edinburgh for a few days and then shetland. then back to edinburgh for an overnight (and the fringe festival). i wish there were time (and money) for more traveling, but that is my itinerary. i think you are too far away? oh please let me know?! i would LOVE to meet. :)

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  16. Wonderful news! You have many more excuses to knit now :)

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    1. indeed ;) thank you lovely michelle.

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  17. I can't imagine all those good things coming ALL AT ONCE!!!!! Blessings abound! (I got a bookhou bag earlier this summer and i.love.it!!! It's traveled well, too--I know you'll love yours!) happy happy happy post---thanks for sharing!

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    1. thank you steph! you should make bressay! i saw you were thinking about it! would sure look cute on you!

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  18. Congratulations Lori! I am so happy for you and your girls! Ah baby and a marriage........:-) So many lovely things to look forward too.

    Your Bookhou bag looks lovely. I had a look at their website. They make the most fabulous things!

    Good luck on your journal!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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    1. thank you very much madelief, just beyond excited here. i wish you could do the flowers for the wedding! i think that should be your new career!

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  19. Oh Lori, what wonderful things you have to look forward to! A new baby... a lovely daughter getting married... a trip to shetland. You certainly do need a lot of exclamation marks!!! :-)

    You look absolutely lovely in your flower wreath! I've tried that too one year, to get Hooligan to model a wreath. It was not a major success :-)

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    1. thank you irene XXX he hee, hooligan and owen in flowers. never going to happen.

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  20. Oh this was an exclamation mark necessary post! Congrats on all the big announcements!!! So much excitement!

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  21. Dear Lori, congratulations and all the best - so many amazing things happening in your family! You look beautiful with the summer flowers! Hugs! x Teje

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    1. hi teje! thank you so much! i hope all is well with you!

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  22. Lots to celebrate! It still amazes me every time I look at one of my adult 'babies'. I can hardly believe they are the same babies I had! Becoming a grandmother is so amazing, many congratulations!
    Jess x

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    1. it's true! hard to believe, and so exciting all at once. thank you so much jess!

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  23. Wonderful. Congratulations for everything. Breath deep and long.
    debxx

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  24. What a post filled to the brim with happy, happy things! I smile as I read and look at the pictures! Stay happy and stay thrilled about the wounders of life!

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    1. thank you so much karin-ida! i loved making this post too, so much excitement. i like your words too, staying thrilled is so life affirming. :)

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  25. Congratulations momma, one baby having a babe and another baby to be married......life is precious my friend♡

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    1. thank you amanda, indeed it is. :)

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  26. congrats on the new baby to be and the new wedding coming up! Busy times are ahead :)

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  27. Dear Lori, I am late in reading this, and so, too, in sharing my congratulations with you and your beautiful family. I know you will treasure these golden moments, how exciting they are!!!xoxo

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    1. thank you dear leigh, my girls are saying how special this time is for all of us. it's so wonderful to be able to share here with friends, makes it that much more. :)

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  28. Wow! Congratulations! I am a fan of good news and blessings presenting themselves so this post made me smile :) A baby and a marriage in your family, you must be so happy!

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  29. Wow I'm always so inspired and amazed by yr posts ....love the silk shawl... How lucky you are going to be a gramma... Life is amazing and your other baby getting married... Life is such a blessing. Congratulation and hope you get to enjoy your trip ... It should be amazing :)

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  30. Congratulations! Such wonderful things, both big and small. So great to see you're enjoying them to the fullest.

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  31. So far behind as I am just back from my trip and it seems I have missed so much! Congratulations to you about your children's huge milestone's. And that photo of the swallow is beautiful :)

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xoxo lori