Monday, July 18, 2016

The Simple Things.....

“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
 ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea ~
















I found blackberries in central Oregon! Unheard of!










Handmade quilts (by me!)



Kittens and fabric.
Fresh baked gluten free bread.




 Take pleasure in the simple things............. I do.


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9 comments:

  1. This post highlights your many, many talents Marilyn. The photos are stunning, the quilt is beautiful, and that bread looks wonderful!

    And I never realized blackberries would be rare in Oregon. I learned something new today. :)

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    1. Doreen.. thank you! Blackberries are only "rare" on the east side of the Cascade Range Mountains in Oregon. It's dry on the east side, but they can be found in some places along creeks and rivers... just not in Madras, OR that I could find! To the west of the Cascade Range, is the Willamette Valley which runs to the ocean, and it's lush and verdant and green and the blackberries grow there like weeds! They take over any home or pasture area if they aren't constantly mowed and dug out! I grew up with them in Portland, OR and always went picking with my mom when I was little, into my teen years. Good memories. So finding some over here close to where I live is like finding a gold mine (for me anyway)! Blackberries love the wet climates, not so much a dry climate. Your horticulture lesson for the day!! Marilyn

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  2. What a lovely summer time post.....so many things to enjoy. Love the quote, it is one to treasure. And your lovely quilts, Marilyn! And kitties with the fabrics! Have a happy summer week.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! Yes.. kitties and fabric are quite the wonderful combination! YOU have inspired me to try to finish my quilts that I've started and are not done yet. Thank you for visiting! Hugs... Marilyn

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  3. I LOVE this post! Each one of the photos makes me smile. :)

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    1. Me too! I so enjoyed this post as I could dwell on each little thing that I love so much! Hugs... Marilyn

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  4. Photos are very adorable. You have beautiful garden and planters. And, that handmade quilts are awesome thoroughly loved your quilts.

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    1. Thank you NY Roofing! Glad you visited and enjoyed the things I love so much. yes... flowers and quilts, kitties and food! such wonderful things in this life. I do so love quilts and quilting, but have kind of gotten sidetracked by scrapbooking and all those beautiful papers out there! I need to get back to doing some quilting and finish some quilts I've started and never finished! Marilyn

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  5. That's great! Would love to see finished quilting projects. I hope you will post them soon.

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