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Stash Organization

Do I have a great husband or what?! My original stash organization (cardboard boxes tipped on their sides) worked for a while. But I keep adding to my yarn stash, so the boxes went higher and higher, and eventually started leaning. I was just waiting for the day when I’d bump them too  ...

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February storm

Late winter/early spring storms are so funny. Here we were with little to no snow left on the ground (despite the 2-3″ from last weekend), and along comes a snowstorm that dumps several inches just in a matter of hours. It started snowing yesterday while Papa and I were eating lunch (we  ...

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Crafty Christmas – at Hogwarts

Papa loves the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, so I decided to give him a Harry Potter Christmas this year. The first item was a scarf made in the Gryffindor house colors. I know the colors of the yarn I picked aren’t quite “right”, but hopefully he won’t mind. Below  ...

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Crafty Christmas – wine bottles

Last night I made four more wine bottles.  The pictures don’t do them justice because I think they turned out really well.  Now I just have to figure out who the recipients will be! 🙂   A little more detail on how these were made. One of the worst parts of the whole process was  ...

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Busy for Christmas 2008

I haven’t posted recently because I’ve been trying to stay away from the computer so I keep working on Christmas gifts. One of the few projects that I can actually show is I’ve been experimenting with making lighted wine bottles. I bought a drill bit for glass, and Dave tried  ...

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RSS addiction

As many of you know, I am an information junkie. The more information I can have access to, the happier I am. Of course what really makes me happy is organizing that information into LISTS! 🙂 My husband calls me crazy when I start making lists of lists! I’ve known about RSS feeds for a  ...

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FO Friday – Cheer-up bag

We just recently found out that a neighbor, whom we hadn’t seen in a while, broke her leg at the beginning of May. She’s still on crutches and occasionally using a wheelchair because the leg isn’t healing very fast. I felt like I needed to make her something to cheer her up  ...

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My first crochet projects

I thought I’d share some of the crocheted projects I’ve finished. There aren’t many – but lately it seems that if I’m not crocheting, I’m online looking at patterns I’d love to try. Maybe I’ll have to put off learning to knit for a while –  ...

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