Monthly Archives: June 2012

summer colors

So what’s up besides the invasion of beetles at the cabin……well we tickled a few fish and saw an osprey dive in the water to catch his dinner. And.. a little dyeing happened while I was there. So much more fun … Continue reading

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What really bugs me!

June is heavenly by my arbor- earlier this month there were  peonies-big, white, pompom  blooms that smell like the fancy talcum powder that you used to buy at the 5 and 10.  Now the my prairie rose and perennial sweet peas … Continue reading

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wool quilt

Why do I call this my wool quilt? it is made of cotton scraps and is a kaleidoscope of many colored scrap stars whirling around a white hexagons framed by red diamonds. The scraps are wonderful bits of history cut … Continue reading

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hair cut from hell

The weather here is hot — almost unbearable hot. A few weeks ago I made an appointment for Meva to get a much needed bath and a hair cut. This is Meva with her new friend Finnigan(Meva is the big one … Continue reading

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Knit in public

Or should I say spin.Saturday was knit in public day. And I went to Delefield and joined other knitters in the square to show off our knitting. Now I knit in public all the time. I rarely go out with … Continue reading

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It was a glorious  mid-weekend at the cabin. The temperatures dropped so it was 45* in the morning which meant I was able to wear my newly knit cap most mornings. Unfortunately it also meant that the fish weren’t hungry … Continue reading

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Turtles snapping and tickling fish

So the Fish Tickler and I are back from the cabin. Generally we spend mid week at the cabin — tickling fish in the evening. {this blue gill was released back into the wild. He was too pretty to eat … Continue reading

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Knitting 70′s style

I hear the garage sale was a huge success with a couple of people selling $200 worth of their old things. Way to clear out the stash(and now they can buy new yarn). I love the treasures I bought–here are … Continue reading

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First fall KNITTY

Knitty is live  http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff12/patterns.php No I don’t have a pattern in the current knitty but I did submit a pattern. Well it was a long shot because I submitted a toy pattern and knitty doesn’t do that many toy patterns. … Continue reading

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So I think I mentioned what a great time Suzie and I had shopping at the annual garage sale at our favorite yarn store ( http://www.knitch.net/). Here is one of the booklets I picked up. I just can’t resist these older … Continue reading

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Saw the first monarch caterpillar of the year — summer is here. I planted some swamp milkweed in my garden and they seem to prefer it over the more common milk weed. I was pretty busy in the garden this … Continue reading

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Garage sales

Made quite a haul this week end. Suzie and I went to the yearly garage sale at our local yarn store Knitch. Once a year Knitch sponsors a sale where the customers bring in yarn, books and needles they no … Continue reading

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Caveman diet

Just finished my caveman breakfast. Well actually I know a caveman wouldn’t reconize this meal as breakfast fare but bear with me. Lately my husband and I have been eating a lot of protein. Not to lose weight(although any weight … Continue reading

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hat

knitting wise I finished and blocked 4 hats for charity. I like this little tassel on the sideways hat. This is an easy garter stitch hat. I am using Bernat Softee Baby an acrylic, worsted weight yarn because these tiny … Continue reading

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Oh Rats!

My husband came inside last night and told me he thought he saw a rat in the garage. Now normally I am not a squeemish person but lately these kind of things freak me out. I squealed when we trapped … Continue reading

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Chuck’s quilt

When I posted about my vintage quilts a couple of weeks ago I decided to take some pictures of other quilts that I have so I can share them with you. As I said in the Auntie Em post – quilts … Continue reading

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