Monthly Archives: May 2012

feather in my cap

So I am testing a cap for my favorite designer  Jana http://justblocked.blogspot.com/ So far I love everything about the test. The pattern is a cap with a brim. I am a person that wears baseball caps year round to keep the … Continue reading

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b day in memphis

I shared pictures of my birthday in the last post and then remembered that I never shared pictures of my daughter Alice’s birthday party in Memphis. doesn’t this look like a blast playing wii on the side of a building!!! http://memphisjuncture.com/post/22656133651 … Continue reading

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Memorial day week end

woke up to what seems to be traditional weather for Memorial Day week end. rain and wind and more rain. it’s ok though — I got a few more rows knit here. And I am finished with the brim and … Continue reading

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ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

I had so much fun sharing the quilt I finished on Monday Auntie Em, I thought I would share the 2nd quilt that I found the same day. It was funny — I was in the St Vinnies looking for picture … Continue reading

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Cree

Meva’s newest-  bestest friend….This is Cree only 9 months old and a bundle of energy…you can see its hard to even keep him in the picture frame.But after the frantic running the two have settled down a little.watching them together … Continue reading

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Auntie Em’s quilt

I am not sure if my quilt qualifies for this festival http://amyscreativeside.com/2012/05/18/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2012/   but I still would like to share the story of my quilt.   I grew up in a family where my mother quilted. We were tucked into bed in … Continue reading

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Steamed ferns

One of my goals this week was to dye with bracken or fern leaves. So I took a short walk in the woods by the cabin. There is so much to see in the under growth but I rushed by the … Continue reading

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Can you see it……. I watched for about 20 minutes before I decided to try to sneak up behind it and get closer. Here is a better shot it was so intent on digging out the insects it didn’t hear … Continue reading

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I came home from the cabin and found this on my doorstepThis is the first yarn that my daughter Alice spun on the spinning wheel I gave her a 1 1/2 weeks ago. I think it is lovely . She … Continue reading

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woke this morning to another beautiful May day. The siberian irises are just starting to bloom.These are my favorite irises–they grow about 2″ high in a clump and have multiple blooms. I planted 2 small clumps 10 years ago and … Continue reading

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garden path

I am at the cabin and really struggling with the internet hook up. I am on a short break, luckily there are many places in the yard where I can sit down. Above is one of my favorite places. About … Continue reading

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Woke up to a beautiful sunrise this morningWe got an early start and headed up to the cabin. The weather is perfect and we want to do a little walleye fishing. Its been so busy here that I almost forgot … Continue reading

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Tiny

Whatz it in my bird bath……..a closer look…..its a tiny painted turtle — the shell is slightly smaller than a quarter.we found him on our afternoon walk wandering across the road. I quickly picked him up and carried him along … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day! here are is the photo from my dye pot last week. This is the exhaust from dyeing with onion skins in January. The skein on the left was dipped in rain water that that collected in an … Continue reading

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my dye garden

I am home again after spending a few days at the cabin. We got a lot done the pier and boat are in. And I worked in the yard a little. Well when I say work what I really did … Continue reading

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mini skeins

Perhaps you have been thinking what would I do with mini skeins of sock weight yarn. After all they are only 25 yards a piece. That isn’t much yarn–certainly not enough for a pair of socks or a shawl. But … Continue reading

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indigo dreams

Forgive the blurry pictures but I wanted to share some shots of the beautiful blue yarns that I dyed 2 years ago. The blues remind me of this cold winter night.This is indigo dye. I don’t grow Japanese indigo in … Continue reading

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Coreopsis

Today I am working in the yard, but I thought I could write a little about the different plants in my dye garden.This is Coreopsis or tick seed. It is a lovely flower to have in my plant bed I … Continue reading

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Wood ducks

We are driving to the cabin today. Its a short drive just a couple of hours. But once we arrive it is pretty busy. I want to get some yard work done right away and then Marty and I will … Continue reading

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May 8

Woke up to a sunny day today. Perfect weather to putz in the yard No heavy lifting I prefer perenials that come back year after year. Its nice to see plants coming up and a few are in bloom. Like … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Alice

See what I found. It was too good of a deal to pass up. Only $6.20. Probably, I shouldn’t confess how cheap this machine was because it is a birthday present(as long as I don’t become attached to it while … Continue reading

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Claw clue

I shared this photo yesterday….Now that is some claw and you are probable wondering what it belongs too. It is almost a talon but not quite. Here is another clue. Well it certainly isn’t a bird. The hands are much smaller … Continue reading

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Pussy footing around

one of the nice things about knitting is that you can taylor a pattern to fit. My family likes to tease me about my toes. Now they are not like the toes pictured above by any means. I think they … Continue reading

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a little sock knitting

I had a whopper flu bug for the last 4 days and am so far behind on everything. I owe my sister a call. The book arrived Peg I love it! I was supposed to be doing some work for … Continue reading

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Under the weather

I’m a bit cranky and out of sorts these daysI had all kinds of plans this week but have been taken by a stomach bug so I have been laying in the grass and drinking lots of water and starting … Continue reading

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