Friday, November 1, 2013

5 of My Keep Smiling Secrets! (Random 5 Friday)

All who would win joy, must share it;
happiness was born a twin.
                     George Gordon Byron


1-   I never knew the simple act of knitting scarves could make me so happy, Mom loved her scarf and her smile and her telling me it was beautiful will stay with me. She was excited, even though I knew there were a few mistakes and she did not say a word. Then I sat down beside her and we started planning another one, she was excited and so was I.


2-   Working on that other new project and sharing it with Mom while she checks and double checks the pattern and then my telling her I don’t think I should have tackled the job because it was huge and I may not finish. She replied without hesitation “You will do great it is good practice”. Watching her go through the bag of yarn I thrifted and giving me suggestions and asking if she could have some of the balls of colour she liked making both of us laugh out loud. Simply sitting and knitting side by side and sharing stories makes both of us very happy.


3-   Sitting in my kitchen with my feet up working on another project and loving this simple act of sitting and finishing so I could get it to the post office and the thought of rushing the next day to show it to Mom before I mailed it.


4-   Watching the cows one sunny day with My Hero as they discovered that they could see their reflection in the truck and laughing while thinking they must have liked what they saw.


5-   OK those cows keep me smiling they are so funny. Hope they make you smile too. See what I mean? Your smiling I know it.

Random 5 Friday
Thanks Nancy!
Later.

73 comments:

  1. I think watching cows would make me smile too, they are such gentle creatures.
    It is amazing how much pleasure you get from making handmade things. There is nothing I love more than painting and crocheting.
    Lynne

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  2. Cows are so curious! Enjoy your knitting time with your mom. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  3. As an identical twin I agree with that quote!

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  4. I loved what you said about you and your mum. Those hands remind me of my own poor old hands. I can't knit now as I can't hold the needles but I continue to crochet large rugs to give to an op shop who loves to have them. I can only do a bit at a time but I am determined to try and continue as long as I can.
    Yes, I smiled at the thought of those cows enjoying their reflections in the side of the truck. I love cows and most are very gentle although jersey cows can be a little unpredictable. xx

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  5. I love hand made things and DIY things. Last month when we had a home renovation http://www.silveradocustomhomes.com/SilveradoServices/ project at home. I did some DIY changes to our bedroom and bathroom.

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  6. The simple and delightful joys of life are around you in your own home. Do not search for them elsewhere.

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  7. True. I am smiling. :-) I love that you and your mom have a new reason to be closer to one another.

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  8. Good to know your Mom is happy in her new place! And that she is excited about all the knitting you can do! Funny to see the cows in the reflection!!! I did not think they paid much attention...

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  9. It's so early... I tried to smile but my mouth would not cooperate yet! Love that you and Mom are enjoying your knitting time. Precious. xo

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  10. Your knitting is going along beautfully and your mum is so right, Buttons. Hang in there, it gets easier with practise. Your mum sounds like a sweetie, much like her beautiful daughter. Hugs Sue

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  11. Knitting....it's good for the soul, relaxing, challenging and such beautiful projects to be had and shared with your loved ones.

    LOVE the cows!!!

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  12. I'm so impressed by your knitting. You are picking it up so quickly.

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  13. B,

    You did a beautiful job on your scarf for your Mom. She loved it totally. I can't wait to see your next finished project. I wish I was as talented as you are with knitting needles.

    Have a wonderful day :-)

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  14. I love this post Buttons. Your interactions with your mother and the knitting is heartwarming.

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  15. I am indeed smiling...and not just because of those cows.

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  16. i really enjoy ur cow reflection. thx 4 sharing ur tips. so fun. ( ;

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  17. I liked reading your Random 5. Such sweetness knitting beside your mother :)

    And, oh-what-a-view out your kitchen window!! Just beautiful!


    Marissa

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  18. Love your cows, Buttons! They look quite pleased with themselves.

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  19. I am smiling :) and I would love to learn to knit.

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  20. Oh, that cow shot is a keeper. I'll have to try one of those. Note to self. Keep side mirrors clean just in case.

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  21. Love the cows and the knitting! : )

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  22. I am so glad you have discovered knitting with your mom! That is wonderful!

    Your cows remind me of the time our Cody dog thought there was a strange dog in the girls' room. It moved every time he moved, and it barked every time he barked at it, all puffed up and fierce he/it was! Yes, he was barking at his reflection in a mirror that was new to their room! It was so funny.

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  23. Grace,you always make us smile. The connection you have with your farm, and the love for your family shine through.

    Jen

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  24. Yes, I'm smiling but it began with the first paragraph.

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  25. love the warmth between you and your mom sharing the experience of knitting. :) and LOVE the cow reflection in the truck shot!!!

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  26. I think I want to adopt your mom! Sweet memories you are making.

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  27. What a lovely photo of your mom's hands holding the scarf you made just for her! Your cows are funny, hope they don't become too vain ;)

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  28. Such sweet memories you are making. Your mom sounds like a beautiful soul and an encourager. I love your view out the window while you're knitting. Wow. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. You're right, I was smiling.
    So hard some days to remember to take time to enjoy the small moments, and be thankful for them. Thanks for the reminder. :))))

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  30. Your Photos with the reflections are just adorable! I enjoyed reading your memories and thoughts - Happy moments this weekend for you!

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  31. It is nice that you have your mom to share things with...and making something always brings a feeling of fullfilment to me. A deep joy.

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  32. yes, im smiling you smart stinker you!

    oif course they know they have the best haridos, those herefords do...i love the curls too! And your girls are beautifully filled out too. Thats what I like about cows - they never worry about their weight, only if they can climb the hill to the next sweet clover patch LOL

    love love LOVE the knitting, and your relationship with your mom. Who knew that at a later stage in life you could reconnect on such a creative plain with your parents, like you have with your mom. Just goes to show, its never too late and that we can always learn from our parents, no matter how many "trips around the moon" figuratively speaking we may have done ourselves... i envy you.


    xoxox

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  33. Oh yes, it makes me smile in the evening ... great picture!
    The one with the knitting is similar to earlier times in the spinning rooms. Sit together and do something mechanical and be happy to sit together.
    Something like that.
    (my English is'n good)

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  34. and next time ill put my contacts in so i can type without spelling errors... the "haridos" stays.... ;p

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  35. Sharing something creative with your mom is very special. I know it brought great joy to the both of you. And, yes, you will do great. And, it does take practice, practice, practice.

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  36. Yes! I love the cow shots ... and they did make me smile!
    Good for you for knitting!!!
    I love to knit and crochet ... it is so relaxing.
    Keep it up!

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  37. I am just learning how to knit! It's proving to be fun but I'm frustrated that I'm not learning fast enough, I want to make wonderful knitted sweaters ASAP! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  38. You did get me smiling! I love the warmth of the stories of you and your mom and the knitting. This is indeed a "happy" post!

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  39. I am smiling! I love reading about you and your mom's shared love of knitting and the enjoyment you're getting out of it. I love the photo of your mother's lovely, fragile hands.

    The cow shots are great! They are fun to watch.

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  40. It's hard to work inside looking at that bright blue sky! Ah, fall :-).

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  41. i love your scarf and the random clumps of the yarn. it looks so cozy! and your wonderful mom and silly cows are always smile worthy! enjoy your weekend, dear!

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  42. Nice shots! I find knitting really tough :P

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  43. i am smiling...are you spying on me? i enjoy your moments you share with your mom :) have a great weekend!!

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  44. and as a mom of twins, i love that quote...i watch my boys and think it must be true!

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  45. Awww, the cows! They are too funny. I thought of you yesterday when I ventured across the street to visit my neighbor's cows :)

    Always love hearing about your knitting progress and how happy it makes your mom. So sweet!

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  46. What a wonderful treasure that time with your mother.

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  47. Your Mom is sounding content with her place...I hope it is true! I used to visit Granny Annie at her nursing home. She was so thrilled when I brought knitting in to share with her.

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  48. Beautiful cows! They are such curious creatures. If you just sit still, in no time you will have a bunch all around you checking you out! Its getting up and moving that could be dangerous! :)

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  49. You were there when they realized they were seeing their own reflection? Was it an amazing moment?

    I like these photos - but, i ALWAYS like your photos - and your sharing.

    Knitting is way special - first, it's a peaceful pursuit - and, when you gift someone - it's FAR Superior to anything store bought . . YOU are in it - it's REAL - beyond anything that could be bought.

    Happy November!
    Love & Love to You.

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  50. It is so interesting to note how one's thoughts and experiences can trigger emotions and a whole set of other thoughts for someone else. Your knitting reminded me of my mother's stoic attitude following her first stroke. She knitted as a form of therapy. She was a proud person, and as stubborn as they come. Must have been the Irish blood coursing through her veins. I miss her... at times.

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  51. The time you are spending with your mother is 'Priceless' but you already know that.
    LOL~the cows. I love them and miss having them. I remember the mirrored moos at themselves. Thanks for the fond memory.
    Life is So Full

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  52. Oh, those sweet, simple moments! You have made me smile, for sure. Love your knitting, too! Hugs xoxo

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  53. What a lovely post. It was so sweet and touched my heart. I loved the top picture of your Mom's hands holding the scarf. Just beautiful.

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  54. The photos of your cows are wonderful. They have me smiling my friend. Spending quality time like that with your mom has to warm her heart and yours as well.. Happy November my friend.

    Hugs~

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  55. I am smiling, you're right. Cows just crack me up. Love the reflections in your vehicle. Keep sharing the times you have with your mom. They warm my heart, and make me recall all the wonderful memories I have of my own mother.

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  56. How wonderful is that? Laughing and smiling with mom is so priceless!

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  57. Gotta love cows!! :) Thank you for the smiles.

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  58. I could really feel you and your mother sitting there together as she encouraged you. There's such a peace that comes with knitting (once we get the hang of it, a little bit at least!). Lovely post!

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  59. Love your scarf! So wonderful to share your talent with your Mom!

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  60. What wonderful cherished memories you are making with your mom. It's awesome that you are enjoying the knitting and the time spent with her. I like the red colored yarn of the scarf you made her.
    Oh the cows and their reflections did make me smile.

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  61. Hi Buttons ~~ I like your five, I like your cows. I have a cow and mirror scene, not as good as yours: Jim's "Cow and Mirror"
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  63. I so enjoy the stories of your mom and the obvious love you two share! :)

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  64. What a wonderful thing to share such a heartwarming time with your mother.

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  65. You know cows always make me smile. Feral is right. Those herefords have the prettiest curly "haridos." Love this post about your wonderful relationship with your mom. You are truly making her days the golden years.

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  66. I love that you and your mom are sharing knitting and a good yarn these days ;)

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  67. what precious times you have shared with your mom !

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  68. I am sure you have brought pure joy to your mothers heart having learned to knit and know you both have a hobbie to share and talk about. You have blessed her life with your new love for knitting.

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