September 18, 2017

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  Last week simply got away from me! Good morning and it’s another morning of lifting fog… Mitten knitting continues and now I have three pair going. One I started yesterday afternoon for Foster. I was hoping to find Norwegian Baby Ull, but none of the local yarn shops around here carry it. There may be some in my stash but they aren’t the colors I was hoping for. So I decided on Heritage sock yarn from Cascade in a pretty green tweed.   I’m knitting mittens so tiny that thumb or no thumb is the question. But over a year old I...

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September 5

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Wow, September! Well it’s really starting to feel that way with the temperatures cool at night and the very obviously shorter days. I find myself shifting my time to be sure to get my walk in. Yesterday I walked to the lake and took some time to sit and knit and enjoy the breezy afternoon. In-between work and walking, I wound this pretty yarn! It’s from Tanis Fiber Arts, one of my favorites…. and a one skein wonder I couldn’t resist. So I cast on mittens yesterday… It was a good weekend. I met up with friends for...

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Wrapping up August….

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yesterday’s batch of pickles looks so pretty in the kitchen! Okay so I did add red pepper this time. I thought anything pickled is tasty and the color is nice. Hopefully they’ll be as good as the last batch! So.. summer squash, red pepper, cauliflower and onions. I did three pint jars and 6 1/2 pints, and love my new half pint jars! My tomatoes are doing well as are the herbs…. like really well, and more squash is on its way.. There was such a great storm the other day…. since then it’s been a run of gorgeous...

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August 21…. eclipse day!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My first tomatoes and I’m thrilled! Had my first tomato sandwich yesterday and loved every bite. Summer squash is everywhere so today it’s sweet pickle time! Canning is one of my favorite things to do and I can’t wait for some more. I started yet another baby fruit hat for a friend’s  granddaughter…. this time, a blueberry! Such a fun knit, and although I’m a wool gal, not everyone is and there is a place for acrylics! A few of the gals in knit group have purchased this set of interchangables and I’ve...

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August 15, 2017

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For years one of my favorite treats about Maine is visiting The Faded Rose in Belgrade. I used to walk to her shop and this year, happily took the 10 minute drive. Her shop is varied, funky, eclectic and in the best of ways, faded. Here are my treasures from this trip… but I can’t find the top to my new (old) refrigerator dish! I feel likes there’s more, so if I notice something I’ve forgotten, I’ll add it next week. The covered bread pan sent me over the moon! I’ve never seen one with a cover, and...

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August 7, back from Maine

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

What a blessing last week was. I feel like I was gone a month, and honestly could easily have stayed longer. Some folks love to go away and do lots of things….. not me. I like to get away and have time to flop. Read, dock time and of course knitting are my choices. And to unplug. My phone died and was dead for two days… good timing and I found myself thinking of it very little (other than I really didn’t want an errand to replace it for the drive home). When it did suddenly come back to life, I felt relief and …. oh,...

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July 25, 2017

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I’m a day late,  does that mean I’m a dollar short??? Gettings all…. I am a day late because yesterday I picked up these lovely smaller noste’ from Woody! Like many of you I love all the mini and mini gradient skeins that are so popular (and fun) out there now. My friend Vanessa has been sending me my monthly Supernatural mini skeins that I love! I have a vacation coming up and plan to start working with them, I have over 20 to wrap. Not sure how many of Woody’s large nostepinne I have, four maybe? I love them...

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July 17, 2017

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Mid summer is such a sweet time of year and my walks to the lake are, every single time, magical. The sweet smell of summer and the fire flies at night…. and of course those luscious full moons. A dear friend’s daughter got married on Saturday and we worked on her dress together. It was a store bought dress with a gorgeous multi draped train in thick satin. We cut off the train, worked it, and tacked it back to the ‘top part’  which was, after the train was removed, a short fitted dress. But the dress was too short so...

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July 11, 2017

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      I hope everyone had a good 4th. For me it was small town sweetness, the parade, book sale, thrift shop and silent auction, a visit with my grandson and an afternoon boat ride with friends! A full and very sweet day. The strawberries should be around for another week and I want to get back to pick again, this time enough for jam.   My mystery squash is flowering! I’d gone to a garden center right up the road looking for cucumber plants, but they didn’t have any so I decided on zucchini. I picked up four...

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June 26, 2017

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Monday greetings 🙂  An old friend of mine was given tickets to the big annual Quilt Show at the fairgrounds, so we went on Saturday and had a blast. It’s a huge, judged show and the variety and workmanship was impressive. I was surprised that the newer quilts were all machine quilted, save a bit of hand stitched appliqué’, but there were some beautiful quilts from the mid to late 1880’s…. with vibrant colors. As we know the sun bleaches out so many fabrics over time, so to see such colors in something so old was pretty...

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