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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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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

  I’ve learned in the past year or so that I am Sugar Addict. Not something I’m proud of. I tried once before to give up sugar and failed, but one of my goals this year was to try again. I want to at least cut down the amount of sugar ingested, because let’s face it  ...

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Homemade Twix bars

  Remember the old adage “What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make lemonade!”  Well, that happened this last week.  I started my annual Christmas homemade caramels baking only to have them come out super-soft.  So soft that they were sticking to the parchment paper  ...

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