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FO Friday – Snowflake ornament

Whew! I can finally count this one as finished.  I took a class at yarnology … oh, let’s see, I guess it was last October. One little item only took me 8 months to finish. It was “done” months ago, but the directions suggested gently steaming the ornament before stuffing to relax the stitches. That’s what took me the longest. My iron and I are not the best of friends and I was so afraid of ruining this, that it just sat … and sat … This week I  ...

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Birthday gifts 2013

If you read my Greek birthday post, it may already be evident that I had a good birthday.  But as a yarnaholic, my day was even better than expected.  I should have known something was up when Little Chick would mention “present” every time I said it was Mama’s birthday.  My  ...

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Greek birthday

When Papa and I were dating, one of our favorite haunts was an authentic hole-in-the-wall Greek restaurant.  The place only seated about 20-25 people.  It was so authentic that half the staff didn’t speak English!  We often ordered the sampler platter for the wide variety it offered but  ...

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Fabulous 4th Frosting

My birthday is this week which means the people at work expect me to bring in treats.   This year I decided to bring something in the day after Independence Day.  A flag cake with fruit would be perfect! Little Chick went with Mama yesterday to the local pick-your-own strawberry patch.  This  ...

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FO Friday – Handmade Gift Exchange

Remember how I said I signed up for the Craftaholics Anonymous – Handmade Gift Exchange Summer 2013 last month?  Since this week has been an extraordinarily busy one, I’m going to feature someone else’s Finished Object.  Look at the beautiful bag and dishcloth that Beverly  ...

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A gaggle of grapes

I can’t believe it!  We’re going to have grapes this year! I think Papa planted our vines about five years ago.  The first two years they barely survived – in fact, I think he ended up re-planting one of them.  The last few years the vines have grown but have been pestered by  ...

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Rhubarb Cake

For years, Papa has talked about how wonderful his aunt Lorraine’s rhubarb cake was and how he wished he had the recipe. When Father’s Day came around this year, I asked if he wanted a cake. “How about rhubarb cake?” he responded. I have a couple (or one hundred) rhubarb  ...

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Garden update – June 2013

As I mentioned earlier this week in our chicken post, our rains haven’t stopped.  The humidity hasn’t let up.  And if that weren’t enough to keep me indoors?  The mosquitoes are horrible this year!  Not a big surprise, but I don’t really like loading up spray just to  ...

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If you see something you like but would prefer it in another format, don't hesitate to contact me! Standard configurations are: stitch markers, progress keepers or earrings. I know how important it is to have markers that will not snag on your yarn, so I strive to make my products as snag-free as possible! Dismiss