June 18, 2020 Farewell

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Building and maintaining this business for 16 years has been one of the most rewarding and fun parts of my life. I’m so proud of it and grateful for it.  I get to play with color all the time and I’ve been so fortunate to share it all with you because your crazy seems to love my crazy. It’s been such a pleasure working with and meeting so many of you from all over the world. I hope all you very special people know who you are, because I do. In 2016 I went through breast cancer with the surgeries, radiation, and chemo. Some of you...

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April 23, 2020

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Greetings all, Well what a crazy time for all of us. I hope you’re safe and sound, healthy and knitting. What would we do without our knitting? It’s hard for me to imagine being isolated without handwork. What a sad and challenging time for so many people, so love and peace to all. Spring is giving it her best effort but we’re still having some cold, windy days and nights. No matter, we’re always cozy here.  A lot of daffodils have opened but ours are still shut tight. Buds are getting big on the blueberry bushes and the rhubarb is moving...

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March 4, 2020

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Happy March to all, in like a lion, out like a lamb? I don’t know, but winters sure aren’t what they used to be. That said, it has been cold but the temps are slowly climbing and I-am-ready! Daylight saving this weekend too, so darker morning for a bit, but the payoff is the longer days. We’re starting to talk about the garden, what we want more and less of this season.. February was a hat knitting month and I finished two for Jeff. The first is the August Hat by Sarah Soloman. I used two shades of Malabrigo with much less...

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February 17, 2020

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Oh I just love finishing up projects! Here is the second pair I’ve done… hoping still for four or five pair to start the next winter with. I only wear a size 7 shoe, and am quite small…. but have realized I prefer my socks to have a little extra room in them, so now knit the large size, casting on 72 sts. Needle size is us 1.5 with a gauge of 8 sts per inch and they feel great. Have I mentioned how much I love this sock yarn??! YarnByStu over on Etsy. Such generous skeins, a great value and her deep saturated colors are...

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January 29, 2020

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Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m so thrilled that my husband is making my handles now! He has been for a year now, but I’m just about out of handles I had before he took over. So very soon all handles will be made by Jeffrey. We both love working with our hands, me with fabric and yarn, and Jeff with wood. It means a lot to me, I feel so blessed and love that the bags have his beautiful work included in them. He loves to repurpose as much as I do… notice the beautiful oak set in the middle… repurposed from a...

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December 30, 2019

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Wow it’s been months since I’ve posted and life has been wonderfully busy. We had a great summer and fall.. a big garden and now have lots of vegetables in the freezer not to mention all the squash and potatoes. The flower beds were beautiful and we’ve started a berry crop…. but now we’re closing in on the end of the year, so we remind ourselves that this is a time to restore, to take more time to rest and not push so hard. This was taken on top of Mt. Philo in October when we all came together for a baby shower...

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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

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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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