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If You Enjoy Poetry….

My Poetic Path NEW cover (front)

You might like to check out my latest Kindle promotion this weekend.

This one is for my traditional poetry collection:

My Poetic Path: Selected Poems 2000-2010 

(click for product page at Amazon.com)

The Kindle version will be available free this Saturday and Sunday at Amazon.com, .ca, , UK….

I hope you’ll check out all my other books/eBooks at Amazon too. ūüėČ

I’m heading out tomorrow on my trip but will be online at least a few times next week to check on emails, my WP Reader…

Have a wonderful week and happy reading too! ūüôā

Mr. Cheddar says….

It’s Week 2 of:

Friday Funnies!

friday funnies button

Hope you’ll join me, JJ and Meowmie over here, to share some laughs.¬†

If you’ve got something funny to share, great. ūüôā

If you don’t, you still need some laughs, right??? Snooooort! ūüėČ

Happy Weekend to all my feline friends.

Oh, and the humans too of course. ūüėČ

Friday Funnies! is a Go ;-)

friday funnies button

Hope you’ll join us for the first edition of:

Friday Funnies!

starting tomorrow at: My Poetic Path.

 ** Click to read the minor details **

A great way to start the weekend with a smile!

Hope to see you there and do spread the word if you can too.

Definitely, the more the merrier. ūüėČ

A Saturday LOL and Friday Funnies ;-)

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How’s this for a fun twosome?

Mr. Cheddar and his fab sock pal JJ

By all means, leave a caption, if one comes to mind!¬†ūüėȬ†

Re: Friday Funnies, click here ¬†to find out about a fun prompt/post series I’m considering starting, over at my writing/poetry blog:¬†My Poetic Path. ¬†

Your input would be most appreciated. ūüôā

Happy Weekend from me and the gang here!

My Kind of “Processing” ;<) In My Kitchen

scones
In my kitchen, I create.
Breads to rise and cakes to bake.
Here, I stir, knead and sauté.
Spoons and knives, in happy disarray.
                                        
In my kitchen, I am queen!
Baking cobblers, date bars and other sweet dreams.
Soups and salads, lovingly prepared.
With a smidge of spice and a dash of flair.
                                                                                                   
Blissfully,¬†I’m lost….
in heady aromas and tastes.
A world of flavors.
and delights to partake.
                                                                                     
I am home.
Oh so free.
This truly is, where I am ME!
                                                                                   
The stress of the day is left behind.
It’s time to create.
All problems resigned.
                                  
Pity those who can’t boil¬†an egg.
Seeking culinary skills.
They will often beg.
                                                 
The chemistry of cooking.
A wonder to share.
It’s almost like love, but¬†with calories…
oh dear!
                                                         
In my kitchen, safe and warm.
A¬†haven…
flour heaven ?
So glad to be here.
                                               
♥ ♥ ♥   
 
Also posted for the June 16th, Woven Dreams prompt: Processing
          
    
“In My Kitchen”- revised¬† May 2013.
 
From the poetry collection: My Poetic Path
   
PS: In case you are craving a fresh-baked treat,¬†after reading this poem,¬† ūüėČ
here’s the link to the recipe for these delicious scones.

Some New Posts from My Other Cyberspaces!!!

Thought I’d share a “round-up” of some of my recent blog posts, over at my 3 other blogs.

As you can see, I’m still addicted to blogging; just posting at¬†other places lately! LOL

I hope you’ll stop by soon.

Personal Power Symbol Update

One-Yard Wonders (book review)

Check Your Bra- It’s April Fool’s Day!

Green and Black’s Organic Chocolate Bars (product review)

A Chuckle Courtesy of Mr. Cheddar

Spring in Bloom

My Kind of Bakery: One with Heart!

Just checking in….

Hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend, wherever you are.

¬†I’m “nursing” a sore foot (again, rats) appears to be a bit sprained.

On the plus side, did make the most of my¬† “down time” yesterday, working on a pattern (my very own!!!) for some crochet booties. I managed to finish one bootie (not worthy of a photo yet). Not quite there, in terms of the final pattern being perfect, but pretty darn close.

It was lots of fun, I couldn’t believe how fast the hours flew by. Guess that’s why Ravelry is filled with designs from their members. Speaking of Ravelry, love the concept, I’m just wondering if I will ever find the time to participate as so many of you do. Seems to be a gazillion things to check out over there.¬†

Right now,¬†I’m still a bit Ravel-Dazzled !!!!¬†¬†¬†¬† ūüėČ

I also have a couple of new recipes to share with you,coming up next week.

One for “Wheat-germ, Coconut Cran Muffins” (too yummy).

Also,¬†a very satisfying supper-in-a-casserole, “Green Lentil, Tomato and Veggie Bake” (colorful and delish). Do stay tuned for¬† those.

I’m going to be adding a couple of new categories to Veggies…very soon. One will be for New Recipes (ie: post NJFV) and also My Crochet Designs (including some that I’ve made in the past).

¬†My interest in crochet is re-emerging BIG TIME so what the hey….I keep seeing other people in Blogland designing their own patterns. Time to ‘tidy up’ and compile the¬†patterns I’ve designed myself and more to follow.

Hope you will enjoy the new creations from the kitchen and the hook!!! 

In the meantime, hope you will stop by to share my latest poem at My Poetic Path: Thoughts at Twilight

I look forward to reading your thoughts too, very soon.

Now I’m off to visit some of my fav. blogs (as many as I can) !!!!

BFN, G¬†¬†¬†¬† ūüôā

WIP and other good things….

Well, after my rant re: Auction Buddies in my last post, thought I should shift gears today and return to more positive topics to write about.

I did appreciate all the clicks on this post and your comments as well. Companies like Auction Buddies are the ones that give online shopping a bad reputation.

Amen and enough said.¬†¬† ūüėČ

First of the positive news, I am pleased to announce the launch of my new blog:  My Poetic Path.

As  I mentioned in a recent post, in February, I had the pleasure of participating in a writing contest over at The Clarity of Night. It was a wonderful experience, from start to finish and what a great group of participants showed up to share their writing talents and feedback.

¬†It felt¬†‘so right’ to get back to more emotional, personal and¬†creative writing and the experience has motivated me to start my new blog that will be devoted to this type of material.

Poems, photos and short stories….most of them will be created by yours truly but I will also be sharing photos from some talented¬†friends who have graciously consented to having me include their work, at¬† My Poetic Path.

 I do hope you will stop in soon and often and that you will add my new blog to your blogrolls, for your readers to enjoy too . 

Hopefully I will inspire other bloggers to reconnect with their own creative, perhaps also neglected interests.

I have let so many of my creative pursuits slide in the past few years; instead focusing and dealing too often, with what life’s been dishing out. Some-days it seems, in big bottomless bowls!!!¬†¬†¬† ūüė¶

Hopefully this will be the start of a creative and rewarding new pursuit for me and a tranquil and contemplative place to visit¬†for my¬†Veggie….pals and hopefully new readers too.

On to yarn tales….

Remember my problems with the buttons for my Cropped Cardigan?

Well I sure do LOL.¬† There’s been a happy ending to that particular yarn tale, but it took a bit of time and work to really make this a sweater that I love and will be wearing for many moons to come….

Speaking of the universe, the star buttons I¬†had wanted to use but didn’t stay closed¬†have now¬†been replaced by these lovely vintage buttons, which I found after an extensive Etsy search at: Buttons Galore.¬†(photo removed from flickr)

Do stop by: Buttons Galore, if you are in need of a perfect finishing touch in the form of lovely buttons, available in every shape, color and material you can imagine, this is definitely an Etsy shop to check out. Great service too and some free buttons added to my order as well, for future use.

I also turned the cardigan inside out to use as the right side instead.¬†I was more satisfied with the ‘wrong’ side texture, which was more chunky(in a good way)¬†looking and not so fuzzy. This cardigan really is going to be a fav. for me now. It was worth the extra work to make it just right!

Also cast on my March charity project, a new hat pattern, I’ll share that one soon. It’s gonna be a quickie to make!!!

How many of you are currently knitting the popular Monkey Socks? I’ve seen them over at¬†Sheep’s and¬†Beth’s ¬†blogs, to¬†name¬†but two.

¬†Wow, are these beautiful socks or what? Amazing really, like a work of art. I don’t know if I’m up to the challenge of making a pair but I certainly plan to give them a try.

Cookie at Knitter’s Anonymous is to be congratulated on her wonderful and unique designs, including the lovely Monkeys. This takes socks to a whole new level, at least I think so.

And do check out¬†Cookie’s blog, chock full of gorgeous patterns, if you aren’t a regular there already.

Still on the knitting front, I am making good progress on the Fairly Easy Fair Isle cardigan featured, here, here and here from Stitch and Bitch Nation.

Here’s my main yarn color (photo removed from Flickr)

Still need to get my contrast color yarns for the pattern sections of the sweater. I’m planning to use the mauve, red and light rust colors, featured in this tweed.

This might sound a bit ‘busy’ to be combined together, but after checking out other Lopi sweaters that also feature tweed yarns with Fair Isle patterns, thought I’d give it a try. I think it’s going to be beautiful actually, the tweed is very subtle, not overpowering when knit in ss.

¬†My first attempt at Fair Isle… wooohooo!!!!¬†Wish me luck, I’m gonna need it!¬†¬† ūüėČ

Mr. Cheddar and Ms.¬†Mitz may appear to be relaxing (Mitz)¬†and grooming (Mr. C.)¬†below but rumour has it that they are also working on¬†their own new blogs to host. They’ve been getting a lot of support from the feline blog community so who knows….they may be blogging more than I am, in the near future. In my humble opinion, they both still need to work on their paw-keyboarding skills though, too many typos, so far!¬†¬† ūüėČ

Mr. Cheddar is considering the blog name: ‘Mr. Cheddar and the Cracker Barrel Band’. Catchy but where is the band¬†Mr. C.????

¬†Ms. Mitz is adamant that her choice will be: ‘Ms. Mitz: Sweater Feline, Warrior Princess, Hot Babe with the Long Legs and then some….’

¬†I’ve tactfully suggested that she rethinks her choice of blog names¬†and perhaps turns part of it into her first post LOL. That Mitzi, what a gal!!!!¬†¬†

Well, spring certainly seems to be arriving fast, here in Interior BC. Hardly any snow left now and warm and sunny today.

Hopefully I will have¬†new spring pics. to share soon (these are still ‘archive tulips’in the header) LOL, here at Veggies….and also at: My Poetic Path.

Wishing you an abundant and happy¬†day!!! G¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ūüôā