Angels in East Anglia

Like most sensible people, I love a good crisp Autumn day. Hoping to take me for a good day out, Jeff had been watching the weather forecasts closely with ideas of driving out into the countryside for a day of sea and sky, castles and pubs. When conditions looked optimal, we headed north to the…

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Life Feels Precious

I’ve missed my blog. As I have journalled about my grief and the shattered world in which I find myself, I wrote these words of self-encouragement: I will write and walk my way back to Life…  I knew then that I needed to come back to blogland. One of the reasons for my being away…

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Kirsten

My oldest daughter, Kirsten (Norlund) Johnson, passed away in September, from injuries sustained in a terrible car accident. My life is forever changed. She leaves behind her partner, Brad Garrett, and four teenage children, Anna, Aaron, Abby, and Amelia, as well as an extended family and a large community of friends. Born and raised in…

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Unexpected Pilgrimage

I love it when a pilgrimage finds me. Usually the pilgrim goes off in quest of the the pilgrimage, with the destination firmly in mind, but once in a while, just when I need it most, I stumble on to a place or shrine that seems to have called me in. King Edmund was the…

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Stitched Stories

We drove up to Cambridge this morning to visit the Fitzwilliam Museum to see their latest exhibit, Sampled Lives. The museum has a number of antique samplers in its collection, and has curated the best of them into a lovely and informative show. As I’m currently working to reproduce the 1798 sampler that is part…

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Labyrinth Knitting

Yesterday was Worldwide Knit in Public Day which is usually a chance to meet up with other knitters in some public place to unapologetically pull out our needles and yarn. As our local knitting group meets in the village pub every Wednesday, knitting in public seems pretty normal to me, but I love being extra-obvious and…

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Evening Sky

As seen from from our office window… I love how April evenings say good night to the world!

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Reflections in London

I’m feeling drawn to London lately, with its cosmopolitan flair and colourful neighbourhoods. Often it’s woolly things that beckon me into the big city, but yesterday was all about meandering in search of labyrinths and mazes, on foot, train, and bus. Sunshine, spring blossoms, and maze-y artistry are a great lift to the spirits, and…

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Spring Buzz

We’ve been enjoying some lovely weather this week, and I thought you might like a little glimpse of southern England’s springtime glory. Our insects are beginning to buzz about amongst the early blossoms; this rather awesome bumblebee was enjoying the flowering cherry plum trees out at Maylandsea on the Essex coast today where Jeff was leading…

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Spring Knitting Show

Labyrinths and wool rolled in to a single day! Part of my birthday celebration this year was a trip to Olympia in London to attend the Spring Knittting and Stitching Show. As we had some shopping and lunching that we wanted to do while in the city, we purchased late entry tickets but headed in…

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