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Easter Deviled Eggs

  When I think of Easter foods, first to come to mind are ham, eggs and lemon … but not combined, of course :-)! It makes sense that egg dishes are prevalent at Easter time, because the chickens are enjoying longer days and laying more eggs. Lemons are light and fresh and make  ...

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Spring planning

I suppose I could have called this Spring Planting instead, as we just put in our first seeds this weekend. Our garden was already growing as we planted garlic last fall. The garlic we tried planting last year didn’t get big enough in the short growing season, so we just used some of  ...

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Pattern release – Crevices Hat

It seems hard to believe that it’s been four whole months since I last released a pattern. That dry spell is now over as I’m now bursting with energy and ideas again! Let me introduce you to Crevices Hat.     This hat is so named because it reminded me of craggy rock  ...

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Snakker du norsk?

Translation: “Do you speak Norwegian?” I can’t, but I’m learning! I took a Norwegian class as a continuing education course years (decades?) ago, but didn’t get very far as it was a short-lived class (6 or 8 weeks). In January, my friend Carolyn from Chain 344  ...

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Papa’s Pancakes

  Did you know this is Pancake Tuesday? I uncovered this fact when I was looking up some Lenten customs a couple weeks ago. In case you don’t want to read the article above, the important piece is this: Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or  ...

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The Return of Winter

  Two days ago I snapped a picture of our front yard. It was hard to believe how spring-like it looked on the 22nd of February. We had so many days of 50-60°F (10-15°C) weather the past couple of weeks that all the snow had melted – except in a few places where it had been piled  ...

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FO Friday (er, Saturday)

Apparently it’s been a while since I’ve shared any of the crafting projects I have been working on.  I found oodles of pictures – some back to Christmas time!  In an earlier post, I talked about the socks my sister received before Christmas.   I love making hats and I  ...

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Join the #LitLoveKAL!

  I am so excited about this!! My friend Jennifer (aka DriftlessKnitter on Ravelry) and I have teamed up to bring you a fun KAL.  We’re calling it the Lit Love KAL – because the challenge is to make any fiber-based project that can be tied to literature.  The project can knit,  ...

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