WIP Friday – working on hats

WIP Friday – working on hats

Sometimes I think I’m nuts.  Little Chick had decided she wanted to be Ariel the mermaid for Halloween this year.  At first I was just going to try and buy a costume.  Then I thought about using a teal tutu my mother made recently as the basis for a homemade costume.  My idea needed some
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FO Friday – June and July weather

FO Friday – June and July weather

How did it ever get to be the middle of October already?  Seems like just yesterday it was July!  I’ve decided that given my limited crafting time, I really can only pick one – maybe two knit or crochet-a-longs to participate in each month.  Any more than that just becomes stressful and this is supposed
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Local wildlife areas

Local wildlife areas

This past weekend we were blessed with another couple of days of gorgeous fall weather.  On Saturday, Papa came up with the idea to drive a few miles and go to a spot called the Van Loon Wildlife Area.  The wildlife area is a nature preserve that has the Black River and its backwaters running through it.
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Socks in progress

Socks in progress

Sadly, I don’t have a finished project to show off this Friday.  I’ve been busy knitting – mostly on the “Little Pumpkins” Socks I talked about last week.   You can sort-of see the pumpkin shapes running down the length of the socks, but they’re not as evident with a multi-colored yarn such as I’m
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Apple season – pressing apples

Apple season – pressing apples

October means apples.  To some extent, September too.  But this is the month where we need to make sure we have all the apples we need for the coming winter. When we lived in town, our neighbors had an apple press.  They’d get several bushels of apples from a local orchard and spend an afternoon
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October on the Homestead

October on the Homestead

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about activities on our little homestead.  Even though we had plenty of rain in the spring and early summer (too much?) our garden didn’t do so great.  We had some green beans to freeze but not many.  We had peas to eat but most of them ended up
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Fall Festivals and activities

Fall Festivals and activities

Back in August I remember looking at the calendar and seeing that we had something planned for every single weekend in September plus the first weekend in October.  Normally I like to try and keep at least one weekend open …. to give our family some downtime and so the mess in the house doesn’t
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FO Friday – one lonely block

FO Friday – one lonely block

Maybe I should have saved my Charlotte shirt for today, because I don’t have much to share now.  I snuck one Underground Crafter Sampler Mystery square in before the end of the month.     Almost two weeks ago she released square #20 so I still have 5 more squares to catch up, and a new one
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  1. ROSEMARY says:

    Love your hat design and also the cowl. Is there anyway I could get the patterns so I can make them?
    Also I would like it if I could get emails from you on what you are doing. I did not see anywhere to sign up for them.
    thanks,
    Rosie