FO Friday – back to school

FO Friday – back to school

There was only one project I really needed to get done before the end of August. It was a t-shirt idea my sister found for me just in time before school started. sob My baby started school this week! Granted, it’s only Pre-K/4K and only a few hours for four days a week, but still…
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Mitten mishap

Mitten mishap

  I’m beginning to struggle a little bit with what I can post because believe it or not, I’ve started some of my Christmas crafting! It’s great that I’m actually a tiny bit ahead of the game this year, but it also means there are certain projects I’m finishing that I can’t share! It’s torture!
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No-threshing threshing bee

No-threshing threshing bee

  I’ve mentioned other years how much we enjoy driving down to Norskedalen near Coon Valley, Wisconsin every fall for their annual Threshing Bee. This year we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather! It was sunny and pleasantly cool – enough that it felt good to stand in the sunshine. The only bad part? They
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Mystery quilt

Mystery quilt

I have a mystery item in my household.     It’s a hand-made quilt. You can tell because of the neat but definitely not machine-made stitching. It’s a old quilt. Not only does it have that vintage look, but some of the batting has all but disappeared in places.     Sadly, there are a
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FO Friday – more t-shirts

FO Friday – more t-shirts

My family has been sporting some new attire this summer which is fun and personalized! My mother had picked up several inexpensive cotton t-shirts for Little Chick a couple of years ago that were too big, but too good a deal to pass up. Last February when we were visiting them, I knew we’d have
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Preserving the harvest

Preserving the harvest

A week ago Friday, I suddenly had a spurt of ambition (it doesn’t happen often) and stopped at a couple of places to pick up produce before heading home after work. (I meant to write sooner, but we’ve been down-in-the-dumps, daughter-picked-up-a-stinkin’-virus sick. All of us. Finally on the mend.)     First stop was to
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FO Friday – Summer crafts

FO Friday – Summer crafts

Summer is a great time to small projects. Portable projects you can take on trips, to various functions, or even work on in the car over your lunch break :-). Something small – not like small afghans which make you hot while sewing them together.     I’m still using up a bunch of my
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FO Friday – Checkerboard Textures Throw

FO Friday – Checkerboard Textures Throw

Remember last year when I suddenly got the urge to work on not one, not two, but THREE different afghans at the same time?  Yep, crazy.   Well, I finally finished one of them. I started off making three of each of the different squares for the bi-weekly patterns.  It seemed fun back then.  
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Grandma’s Apple Pancake

Grandma’s Apple Pancake

I don’t know about you, but summer is a busy time for us. It’s hot and we have things to do outdoors so we don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making dinner. We love making breakfast foods for dinner, but sometimes you need a change of pace from cooked eggs,
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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