Tuesday, 25 February 2020

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, February 25th 2020

Outside my window ...
Its still dark but the morning chorus has begun. Its lightening up earlier and earlier these days. By the time summer comes it will be light out by 5 a.m. I love being able to watch the sun rise. Its also cold out there this morning and so far it isn't raining but the long range forecast is for rain, rain and more rain, and its snowing up in Scotland.

I am thinking ...
Just before I woke up I was dreaming that Rufus Sewell was trying to kiss me.  I kept having to tell him I was a married woman.  As if  . . . dreams are such funny things!
I am thankful for ... 
Every day may not be a good day, but there is something good in every day. 
In the kitchen ... 

Broccoli & Cauliflower Mac & Cheese for two.  A most delicious way to get in a couple of your five a day. 

On my "to Cook" list ...  


Catz in the Kitchen . .. Julia Child's Parmesan Chicken with Browned Butter Sauce.  This looks fabulous!   That reminds me, Eileen always wants me to cook like Julia Child. She thinks its so funny when I talk like her.  Good times! 
Good to know ... 
I am creating ... 

Kufer  . . .  Inspiration only.  But wow. I can see how you could easily do this however.  

Kazukanova.  On Instagram.  Beautiful.  More inspiration.   


Tin Can Knits on Ravelry.  Nice! Free pattern.  

Do it and How.  Flat Sally Bookmark.  
Queen of Cuffs.  An amazing piece of textile art. the sea Queen.  
I am reading ... 
City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert  
It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses.

Exile in New York is no exile at all: here in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to drink the heady highball of life itself to the last drop. And when the legendary English actress Edna Watson comes to the Lily to star in the company's most ambitious show ever, Vivian is entranced by the magic that follows in her wake. But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.

 'At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is,' she confides. And so Vivian sets forth her story, and that of the women around her – women who have lived as they truly are, out of step with a century that could never quite keep up with them.

I have only just begun this.  

Dreaming about ... 
Russian Window Frames  . . .   
Shabby French  . . . . 
Madame Alexander Dolls  . . . 

Cottage Charm  . . . 
Now that's well organized . . . 

Something to watch ... 
Becoming Jane  . . . on dvd. Charming  . . . 

A thought to carry with you ... 
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Words are like keys.
If you use them right
they can open any heart
and shut any mouth.•。★★ 。* 。 
Corners of my kingdom ... 
Fowey in Cornwall . . .  Bring your walking shoes and hiking legs . . . 
And that's my daybook for this week!

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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆

  ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆ 

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Have a beautiful day!  Don't forget!   

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And I do too!    


  1. Loved the blue and white ewer and wash basin. So pretty. "Words are like keys, if you use them right, they can open any heart and close any mouth." How very true.
    Hugs, Elaine

    1. I made my mom a beautiful pitcher and basin about 40 years ago Elaine. It was decorated with wild roses. My mom cherished it always. I also crocheted her a pink doily for it to sit on. I am not sure where it is now. I do like pretty things. Mom did also. Love and hugs,xoxo

    2. Pretty things make your heart sing.
      Hugs, Elaine

    3. Yes they do Elaine and aside from the thought that went into your Valentines package to me, the wrapping was so pretty it did make my heart sing! xoxo


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