Jam… July 2019

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Just a quick check in to be sure everyone survived the heat! Yikes.. that was a lot of heavy air and humidity. Cooler today though. We had a good weekend… met a few fellow Sudbury folks on Saturday morning and cleared a walking trail for all to use. Then it was a quick shower and off to a retirement party and the rest of the weekend was spent gardening, knitting and making jam. I really want to share this recipe for fruit jam with you.. I love to make jam but don’t want too much sugar. This is perfect, easy and so so yummy! 4 C...

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July 15, 2019

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Middle of July and a full moon. How sweet is that? How sweet is life? Thanks for the well wishes and I feel so much better. Half my face was numb for 2-3 weeks and I’m happy to say my cyborg look is gone. Honestly… there was a Total Recall thing going on there…. So, still on the meds for a few more weeks and I feel great already. Had a great time last week with Foster, always do… but last week for some reason was especially sweet. Three years old in the fall and they’re such sponges at this age and still so...

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June 24, 2019

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Greetings and thanks for the well wishes. I tested positive for Lyme and have caught it early and am being treated…. but wow, those were a rough couple of weeks and it’s good to be pulling out of it. I seem to have a gift in knowing what people to have on my healing team.. so good support is around me though of course healing is most personal and 100% up to me. Gratitude, joy… are so easily felt for me.. and they’re so important in healing.. because after all, we’re either in fight or flight (where healing...

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June 3, 2019

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What a gorgeous day it is here in Vermont! It’s still wet but the sky is clear and the wind is delicious. We’ve been planting what we can, where we can, in any way we can as the garden, though drying out, is still too wet. So we have starters on the porch.. So far we’ve done tomatoes, eggplant, cabbage, Swiss chard, lots of gladiolus bulbs, hollyhocks, raspberries, rhubarb, potatoes, onions and potted annuals…. herbs to come this week! We’d like to get a chest freezer and have it full come winter time, between...

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May 6, 2019

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Okay so I knit another one! I was thinking it was the first time I knit the same sweater pattern twice, but I did knit two Lady February sweaters and still wear and love them both. What a fun and addictive knit this Soldotna is! Great for a stash buster too…. This time I used the Tanis I’d won, and more of Jen’s kettle dyed merino. There is a bit less color work, no color work at the base, and I went up a size to have more of a ‘swing’ crop thing going on 😉 Both sweaters are very different and equally loved....

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April 22, 2019

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Greeting all and I hope you had a sweet Easter/Springtime celebration. All is well here, the ground is saturated but is draining slowly…. enough where we could do a bit of raking anyway. It being our first Spring here, we’re excited to see what bulbs are here and what we want to plant for next Spring!  This Sweet Bee & Flower pattern, by Susan B. Anderson, was such a fun project! All stash yarns and tiny amounts at that (!) the pattern was fun and making the face always brings it to life… and those antenna! I gave...

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March 18, 2019

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Well we’re in mid March and other than ONE day where it reached 60 degrees, it is still cold and I sure am ready for warm. And have we caught up yet from the time change?? Nature is in her own time … and we’ve seen many bird pairs and life scurrying and yes the longer days and once again it’s around that corner. And so we wait…. The Humulus was coming along nicely, the short row shaping was done and the sleeve stitches were on holders. I was ready to zoom down the body but noticed a mistake rows back…. I...

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February 24, 2019

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What wind we had today! The February sun is always something special but there’s no doubt we’re still in winter. Today was white, damp and windy… warm though, so today’s walk was a nice relief. And I know I’m his Nana, but really, is he not edible?? I cast on Humulus by Isabell Kraemer… a top down pullover and yay, I’m using up some stash. Madelinetosh and Malabrigo and even though there isn’t much contrast, I love the subtle shading. There’s a KAL on Ralvery for the designer’s 5th...

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January 23, 2019

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Greetings… It has been a long time, so long that the holidays feel a distance now. They are fun and busy and I enjoy them but also love when they’re over and the year starts fresh. Thank you Purl SoHo for the bulky Christmas stocking pattern. I’d fiddled around last year with one for Foster but it didn’t take so when I saw this pattern I was thrilled. It worked up SO fast and is a great size… not too big. As far as his name, I called it good with an F. Winter has set in well with lots of below zero temps and...

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