My daughter made me a birthday card. Made me laugh. The sweetest. They made me breakfast in bed and gave me presents. There was a Thai lunch out and delicious dark chocolate birthday cake. It was a great day. 🙂


Our second assignment in Full Circle. Little me. About three. We had to find an early photo, a middle of the road one and a current one and then write about it. It was a great exercise. All of the girls before are in there. I found I held those early ones closely. You realize where you were and where you are now. It all matters and makes you who you are.


I started painting flowers. During these days of winter I need color and paint and yarn. It keeps me happy and I believe that helps keep up my immunity. I began a new exercise routine and added kefir to my diet. Feeling very interested in the whole mind/body connection.


The tea pot. I know you can only see a bit but it is beautiful. From England. It was a birthday gift from mom and I have been using it every day. The purple yarn is for fingerless mitts. Two at at time. Well, I am trying. Between Knit Lab in the Round and this book I think I can do it. 🙂


And speaking of books. If you knit read Life in Stitches. You will love it I promise. And The Magic Path of Intuition. Read that one too.


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6 Responses to Lately

  1. anne says:

    Lovely post, Dana! The colors are so pretty, too. So glad you had a good birthday.

    As always, I love your flower paintings and I can’t wait to see more.

    A Life in Stitches is such a great book. The other sounds interesting.

  2. So much bounty for your birthday! I love the flower painting and the purple yarn. I will have to look up the intuition book – I love books that tell me I have hidden powers! Best wishes for a fun year ahead.

  3. paintdropskeepfalling says:

    😮 Sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday. Looks like it was a good day and England has the best teapots!
    You Flickr photos look interesting – the sketches of lemons and kitchen stuff…
    Quite agree with the necessary ingredients for winter – I need some spring flowers soon!
    Claire x

  4. Wini says:

    Hi Dana, I’m loving all the colour and creativity on your blog. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! And the cute letter from your daughter made me smile. I love the flowers you painted too. I have read “The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn’, but I haven’t read the book you featured in your post. It looks great, I must check it out!

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