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Saturday, June 09, 2018

The Afghan is Growing, so are The Wisteria

As you can see, Jeweled Lines continues to grow.  It now measures 33 x 58.  I'm over the half way point.  Somewhere in the middle of the widest amethyst section is the half way point.  So that section is completed and next wee green section is done and I'm about half way through the goldish section.  Then it will be back to the dark green, turquoise etc, making my back down in reverse order.

I've actually been knitting less, because I've become a bit more mobile.  Ever so slight.  I've actually started walking a wee little bit outside on days when I'm not in physical therapy.  I managed 6 blocks today.  Whew, hate to admit it; but am really feeling it.  Then did my exercises.  So, if you're following my Walking 4 Fun badge in the right sidebar you'll see I'm making progress..........slowly.  Currently walking a virtual trail in Seattle that has been fascinating.  Once finished with that trail (just a couple of hundred miles) I will head back to the very long Pacific Crest Trail where I've walked it seems forever.  Off and on, because everytime there's a more interesting trail I change, lol.

**Joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching**


I really like Judi Dench, but am so far luke warm on this series.  I'm watching it.  But, unlike many on my previous list, I do not think about it when not watching it.  It seems very slow so far.  I'll play through awhile, because I don't have a whole of other choices right now on my to watch list....I'm not sure I would recommend it, but on the other I don't dislike it and plan to continue.  Just not with lots of enthusiasm I guess.
I am clueless about art, other than I know when I look at something whether or not I like it.  I like this!  I like the feel of it, I like the colors.  It's titled, Our Wisteria.  I like that as well because my parents backyard was focused around their Wisteria.  A friend of mine who loves art, and knows art often posts things on his facebook page and that's where I spotted this.  The painter is German born, Jean Mannheim.  She was born in Germany in 1963 and died in California in 1945.  Doing a google search, I think I like most of her work.  Just thought I'd share this and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

29 comments:

  1. Your afghan is looking wonderful.
    Love the wisteria painting. Bittersweet memories. My parents had an old and beautiful one. After my mother died and the house was sold the new owners uprooted it, and concreted over the area.
    A couple of years later I noticed it was trying to come back - and had cracked the concrete.

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    1. Thanks for the visit. Love that the Wisteria tried to come back.

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  2. The afghan is beautiful. I love the colours. Such a great way to pass the time.

    I am glad you are back on your feet and getting around!

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    1. Thank you Marie, I'll donate the afghan through my charity, Bridge and Beyond; but it is indeed helpful to have something to do to pass the time. And each day I try to walk a little more.

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  3. Dear Sandy
    Glad to hear things are improving for you.
    I loved Cranford, but I am a fan of Elizabeth Gaskell (the book is really good) and one of my favourite books (and adaptations) is hers - Wives and Daughters.
    However, it is good that we are all different with our likes and dislikes, isn't it, otherwise life would be very boring!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Good point Ellie on differences. Maybe as time goes on, I'll enjoy the show a bit more. So far I would the funny carriage thing amuses me.

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  4. I'm the same, I know nothing about art but I know what I like when I see it. I think it's nice when there's a connection too like the wisteria in your parent's garden. I've never watched Cranford, I've just been catching up with your last post, I don't know where some of those ratings come from. I really want to watch The Crown, I've heard so much about it but we haven't got Netflix, though I keep saying I'm going to get it just so that I can watch this.

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    1. You could do a free trail of Netflix and binge watch The Crown. I loved it.

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  5. Glad to hear you are making a lot of progress. Keep up the good work. I love wisteria.

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    1. Thank you Kathy, appreciate your kind visit.

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  6. Love your afghan! Thanks for visiting my blog too :) Kathi

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comment Kathi, appreciate it.

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  7. I wasn't able to reply to your blog comment the normal way so popping over here to let you know that I received your comment and appreciate it very much.
    I haven't knitted anything in quite some time and when I did, it was more simple things.
    I watched Cranford and liked the program very much.

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    1. Several have said they enjoyed Cranford, so am hoping it will grow on me. Thanks for the visit.

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  8. Hi Sandy, Blogger is having issues with comments so I thought I would reach you this way. You asked about the shawl on my header. I made that up and there is no real pattern for it. I made a triangle, garter stitch triangle, as big as my yarn would take me and then I just used a crochet border I found in a book, it worked out perfectly and I still love it.

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    1. Awesome thanks for the info. I think I could wing it; but thought I'd check in case there was a pattern. I have a good crochet edging book that I've not used in awhile.

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  9. The wisteria painting is beautiful. Your Jeweled Lines is so pretty. I love the yarn colors. I hope you are enjoying your walking "travels". I'm sure that it is helping your foot heal. I have chronic bursitis in my hip and exercise and walking really helps, but is sometimes quite boring.

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    1. Cathie you can manually add your steps to the Walking 4 Fun site and seeing where you are, might take away the boardem for you. Thanks for the visit and nice comments.

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  10. Back again. You don't have an e-mail address listed on your blog info about yourself. And Google Blogs are not sending comments to my e-mail box right now. So, the only way to reply to you was to leave a comment on your blog. If you feel comfortable with it, just add your e-mail address to your personal info.

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    1. Thanks for the explanation Karen. I've always perferred comments on the blog over emails, because when the email comes I don't know who the person is.

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  11. I do really love that piece of art too. Like you, I only know what I like and when I like something, I really like it!

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    1. Hi Kay, thanks for the visit. It's interesting how many folks have said they don't know art either, but still appreciate seeing things they like.

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    2. Oh, if only I had the time to read the other comments before I wrote mine! LOL! It's true though, I am just a plain ole country Georgia gal but I TRULY have opinions on art!

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  12. Thanks for the comment on my blog (Happy to be scrappy). Your knitting is coming along well and sounds like the progress on walking is coming along as well. It seems slow now... but those little steps add up and soon you'll be back to normal.

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    1. Thank you Deb for the visit and kind comments. Right you are, little here and little there. It all adds up. I keep saying it's a process.

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  13. Your knitting is coming along splendidly!
    Have a relaxing Slow Stitching Sunday!

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    1. Thank you Kathy. It's a good day to relax...love the Slow Stitching Sunday. Will soon pick up my yarn again.

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  14. I love the picture - and I am a huge Judi Dench fan, but I think I tried to watch the show you mentioned and didn't finish - for the same reason - slow

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    1. I've watched a few more episodes and it's picking up a bit. I probably wouldn't bother if it weren't for her, but ...

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