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Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry…

Alright, I confess.  We only have chicks. Maybe someday we’ll have ducks and geese. But as for scurrying … our monthlings (our 1-2 month old chicks) make it nearly impossible to capture a picture.  As soon as it comes out – they take off like a shot, either running far enough away my little camera can’t cope or hiding in the run.  There’s only one hen that doesn’t seem to be too camera shy. Since she’s friendly – or at least friendlier than  ...

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FO Friday – teal coin purse

Ok, so I’m a day early, but I couldn’t wait to show this off. I don’t participate in many craft swaps or gift exchanges.  Often because I have difficulty meeting deadlines for craft projects with such a limited time to work on them.  Despite that, I signed up for the  ...

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Other Giveaways page

One of the goals of setting up this blog was to merge a few others I had to make my life simpler.  I had intended on completely giving up posting giveaways I found on other sites, but apparently there are a handful of readers that actually read that blog – other than my mother :). Rather  ...

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FO Friday – doily and washcloths

If you read this blog earlier this spring, you may know already that I “finished” this doily a couple of months ago.  Last weekend I made myself a list of projects that needed just a little push before I could mark them off as complete.  As a result, I finally blocked this doily.   ...

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Giveaway guide

What do all those icons mean on the giveaway posts?!  A lot of entries require some type of action or social media following.  These will help identify which ones are required.  Each giveaway may have additional entries that are optional that use social media, but as long as you can have one  ...

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New family members

I escaped to my outside-the-home job this morning.  And I’m fairly sure escape is the correct term.  Our lives got significantly fuller in the past two days. First off, we have a new in-house family member:  Finley, a two-year-old Basset Hound.  He’s quite a cutie.  Very friendly  ...

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FO Friday – Snowflakes in June

It’s time for… Finished Object Friday How many patterns to you suppose it takes before you can consider yourself a designer? I ask because I’m now up to four. The first one I called Music Note Puffies (free on Ravelry). I think it’s awful, but there have been a few projects and  ...

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Norwegian Kringle

Mom has made Norwegian Kringle (pronounced kring-la; also sometimes spelled kringla) for as long as I can remember. I love kringle! Even though I don’t make it very often, they don’t have to be a special-occasion treat – they are good anytime! These are nothing like Danish Kringle –  ...

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