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Dana
San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
I'm a former graphic designer turned textile designer who married her high school sweetheart and had two boys, now grown up.
Interests: Books: anything by Jane Austen, Lord of the Rings, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, A Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck, mysteries by Dorothy Sayer, Villette by Charlotte Bronte, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. Movies: Galaxy Quest, Local Hero, Shakespeare in Love
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Yes, this is the verdant time...my garden is settling down to bloom even though our nights are still cool and the deer are voracious. My poor roses are just sticks. Maybe coleus would be a fun addition. Your Dragon's Heart sounds very dramatic. Thank you for your lovely descriptions and your kind thoughts.
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The Curve of Time sounds interesting....if you are done with it, I would like to read it. Thanks Nancy!
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Thanks for checking in Marti. It is sweet to think that I am not forgotten as illness slogs on. Things have not been good lately, but some new pills are helping, so hope raises its head again. I'm sorry your garden suffered so during your severe weather. I hope it will recover soon.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2021 on In the deep midwinter at Raven and Sparrow
Ha ha. Indeed.
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Hi Hazel. I am not getting better nearly as quickly as I would like, but the birdsong is a daily pleasure. I hope things are good with you.
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Thank you again Nancy. My progress, and there is some, has been discouragingly slow. I appreciate your continued thoughts.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2021 on In the deep midwinter at Raven and Sparrow
You are so kind.
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You have touched me so kindly, Marti! Thank you for your description of your table (apple blossoms are so quintessentially spring-like). I am caught in a dull, weary time of low enthusiasm and energy, waiting for the slow-acting drugs to make some kind of difference. No one comes over, so no table setting happens. It was like spring itself to read about your breakfast ensemble, reminding me of what I love. I am sorry you had to move...I always find that hugely disruptive, but yay apple trees!!
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Thank you Nancy.
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Thanks Deb. I'm glad you got to share the snow glee with children.
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Thanks Tim...I don't know how strong, graceful or resilient I am but it is kind of you and Marti to say so. The love of my family is always a huge support to me.
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Me too, Mom. They are special.
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Thank you so much Nancy...I so much appreciate your kind thoughts.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2021 on In the deep midwinter at Raven and Sparrow
Poor Alyssia. Its so hard to be blindsided when you are responsible for others. Thank you for your prayers Grace.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on In the deep midwinter at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Mo. You too.
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Oh my, Emmaline sounds like a girl after my own heart! How wonderful to be able to spend time with her setting such a special table. Thank you so much for this story Cynthia!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on In the deep midwinter at Raven and Sparrow
I've missed you too and will gladly accept all good wishes. Thanks Dee. Isn't it about time for your birthday?
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Thank you Liz, I hope for quick results too.
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How fun to set a fancy table! I appreciate your kind thoughts Cynthia. Its great to hear from you.
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Thank you Hazel...I'll get through in the end. And yes, try to avoid ambulances if at all possible. They are quite remarkably uncomfortable.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on In the deep midwinter at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Marti. I have missed you too.
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Thank you Hazel...good wishes right back at you. You and Deb got to know Anacortes, Mt. Vernon, etc. after my family had already moved away. In the eighties we were in Ballard and then Woodinville, until finally we were lucky enough to come back here.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2021 on The nativity scene at Raven and Sparrow
The bars have finally faded...only the Brown Lantern and the Anchor Inn are still in action.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2020 on The nativity scene at Raven and Sparrow
Oh right! Scott's was a great bookstore while it lasted. Unfortunately nothing in Mt. Vernon seems to flourish anymore, except the Co-op, long may it wave. When I was in high school Mt. Vernon was way cooler for shopping than Anacortes, but then came the Malls.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2020 on The nativity scene at Raven and Sparrow
Malmo was the nursery appendage to Ernst Hardware. I never saw a stand-alone Malmo, but the stores considered themselves separate. One box of my red ornaments has a Malmo tag. Was Scott's Bookstore in Bellingham? We only rarely went to Bellingham or Seattle when I was growing up in Anacortes. After I moved down south I got to know Pay'n Save, et al. My all time favorite bookstore was/is the University Bookstore. Its not the same now as it was in the seventies, but going there is still a treat. I am also hopeful that the internet will allow the barriers between us to thin, although social medial in general seems to encourage division. I have so enjoyed getting to know people on-line. Since we live in the same area perhaps we can meet when the pandemic recedes.
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