Monthly Archives: May 2013

whoa nellies

ever notice that for a girl who has given up sugar and gluten I share an awful lot of recipes that have both. I grew up in a large family and once a week my Mom would fill up 3 … Continue reading

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bale of turtle

over the long holiday weekend it was cold and rainy not great weather for boating or fishing but it turned out to be perfect for knitting. a bale of turtles are living in my knitting basket now. I googled facts … Continue reading

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turtle

so I continue to play with my stitches and finished a turtle while I was at the cabin last week. I decided to give it a little extra crochet along the edge of the shell after sewing it up. now … Continue reading

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memorial day

I realize this morning that I haven’t done a sunrise picture out my bedroom window in a while. So I went back upstairs to take a picture. There wasn’t really a sunrise this morning – it is rainy and overcast. … Continue reading

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I brake for turtles

on the way home from Piggly Wiggly I stopped quickly when I saw this turtle crossing the road. why did the turtle cross the road? this isn’t a bad chicken joke – this is serious business – the turtles cross … Continue reading

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picture-less wednesday

How come the best pictures happen when I don’t have my camera with me? yes I save the scene in my mind but I don’t have a picture. This morning I saw my first hatch of mallard ducklings in the … Continue reading

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Sweet treats

I have been nominated by kfklever for a Super Sweet BloggerAward. The rules of this award are simple: Nominate 12 other Super Sweet Blogs and answer 5 simple questions about yourself. I love reading other peoples blogs when they get awards. … Continue reading

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Hi Mom

I was thinking this morning how long ago I learned to knit. I was 7 or 8 years old when my Mom decided to teach my older sister and me to knit. I remember sitting at the dining room table … Continue reading

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small knits

do I fixate on small knits? well kind of. I like a small fast project. I current am rotating between 3 different projects. I am finishing the 2nd yellow sock – it just reached the point where I am going … Continue reading

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Put your right foot in

take your right foot out put your right foot in and shake it all about. no this isn’t an article doing the Hokey Pokey or about filling my sock drawer. Its about putting your right foot in and helping a … Continue reading

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It’s all Susan’s Fault

I am working on my second pair of socks this month. I keep casting on and knitting socks and its all Susan‘s fault. She shared a picture of her sock drawer and now I want a drawer just like hers.Susan … Continue reading

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back

No pictures from the cabin this week. I packed in such a hurry that I forgot my camera. It’s really too bad because the trilliums were blooming. Also dutchman breeches and swamp marigolds are blooming and mayapples are up. Normally … Continue reading

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SUNSHINE

woke up to another beautiful morning today is a travel day – we are headed to the cabin I can’t wait to see what has sprouted in the garden. I am hoping to set up a dye pot of woad. … Continue reading

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winners

so the 5 winners of a pattern are: Karrie Smith who wrote –  ”super cute animals!!!” Mali from The Broader Brush who wrote –  ”Your stuff is so gorgeous! I love all your critters but my son is in a … Continue reading

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last day of giveaway

I just read on Sew Mama Sew there are 515 blogs participating in the giveaway day. that’s 515 people that will be winning at the end of this giveaway week. Midnight tonight (or actually tomorrow morning)  I will put everyones … Continue reading

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marigold dye

just got back from the cabin. it was a quick trip – we wanted to get the boat in and take care of a few chores. can you tell Meva is pretty happy. she loves boat rides.so am I – its … Continue reading

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ms fanny the fabulous fox

      there is still time to leave a comment and win a pattern for one of my animals.You can see my patterns here today I thought I would talk about the fox pattern. these cute little foxes are soft, … Continue reading

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still giving away

wow – it seems I am learning something about my computer every day. (mostly I learned there is an evil spirit living in my computer that loves to mess with my head) yesterday when I added my giveaway post it … Continue reading

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giveaway day

Have you checked this out?its a pretty awesome  giveaway with lots of blogs participating. I am giving away 5 patterns in this contest. just leave a comment of which animal you like best and keep coming back cause you can … Continue reading

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happy hoopla

whatz all the hoopla about? its my oldest kid’ss birthday. Happy Birthday Alice !!!! so coinciding with Al’s B-day I am participating in a cool giveaway. it’s not actually a giveaway for Al’s B-day is a giveaway celebrating mothers day … Continue reading

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sunrise

    I love these early spring mornings in Okauchee – this is 5:00am   am I lucky or what. I lounged in bed this morning reading and sipping a glass of water as the sun came up. the lake … Continue reading

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bluebirds

Just finished a pair of socks. Yes the blue pair from a couple of posts ago. They are cheery beautiful blue. A cross somewhere between the blue of an indigo bunting and a bluebird.  This pattern that reminds me of … Continue reading

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