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favorite things

…these are a few of my favorite things…

my dogs

yarn and fiber

being on boats

fishing off the dock

leaving on a road trip, windows open, music loud

sisters

lazy mornings with big breakfasts

textured aran sweaters

bluffs near the sea

snow covered forests

big skies with stars

lace up boots 

birch trees

sod-roofed cabins

wood piles

cider

bacon

maple syrup

lace of all sorts

rustic log cabins in the woods

ball jars

dog walks

painting with watercolor and oil painting

watching birds in the backyard 

flannel

horses and riding

all farm animals

canoes and paddling and canoe trips

seeing new faraway places

fair isle stockings

barns, especially ones with field stone bases

my dad and brother’s old beer can collection

smells that bring back memories

the prairie couteau

lakes and streams

occasions to wear glitter 

picking flowers for vases in the kitchen 

getting flowers

home brewed beer

leather shoulder bags

leather boots

leather belts

campfire sing-alongs and serenades

woodwork

old farmhouses

fresh bread

coffee and tea

hutches 

accordions and fiddles

homemade whipped cream

hand embroidered anything

lots of lit candles

four poster beds

pie - peach and strawberry and rhubarb and fruit in general

scarves

puppies 

handmade, hand crafted, homemade

old furniture

fairy tales

owls

victorian

old cars

paddles

family lore

towns near the sea

lofts and balconies

blizzards are my favorite

trains

covered bridges

historical fiction

dancing, the two step

picnics

swimming in natural waters

forts

blue heelers and corgis, short dogs with long bodies

wild hearts can’t be broken

cuddling

fireplaces

porches

rain boots

ghost towns

body forms for sewing

sheep

weddings

skirts and dresses everyday occasions

horseshoes

U shaped valleys

swans island

bangs

sustainable agriculture

bubble baths (in clean tubs)

hot springs

floor to ceiling books

hobby farms

pick your own anything

forts

live music in small bars

holding hands

linoleum prints

thick socks

climbing trees

cardigans

men who wear vests and pageboy caps

coyotes barking in the distance

fireflies

houses with sod roofs

in the garden….working, playing, relaxing

braids, wrapped around the head

the smell of my doggies paws

indoor jungles

the week when the cherry trees bloom

old photographs