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Karen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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These days I have to remind myself all too often that we are indeed at the end of February...that January is a thing of the past despite what the weather patterns would have me believe. That long johns and wool sweaters, not to mention toques and cowls and mitts are... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sheepish
Thanks for the birthday wish....I am liking the number so far. I am in good company then. :-)
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on XLIII at Sheepish
Thank you! It was a wonderful day...I really did nothing that could be thought of as work which is so good and what I needed. I highly recommend that pattern. Can't say enough about it apparently.
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Thanks Eloise. I like the Mastering Lazy Sneezing....
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on XLIII at Sheepish
Oh my! I am floored. Nice job Mama.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on it was worth doing over at homespun life
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Translation 43. Also known as the new 23. And last but not least it marks another time around the sun for yours truly. (Chocolate Orange Gingerbread from Handmade Gatherings by Ashley English) (Yet another Wiksten tank. I do believe that this is my third year of sewing one of these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Sheepish
That will be my challenge of this coming (?) summer. I am fairly certain I will forget how it feels to always be cold and focus on how it feels to be too hot! Such a funny species we are. :-)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Note to self at Sheepish
With each passing year I realize that I don't do extremes very well...Spring and Autumn are my times. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Note to self at Sheepish
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IF summer arrives this year, and if for even one second you are thinking of complaining about +40, remember -40 and shut those thoughts down! More cold and snow on the way....I have taken a liking to checking out the following on instagram: #sendaplowandwhiskey. It just about sums things up. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Sheepish
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I feel there is nothing quite so lovely as a pile of snow showing off it's sparkles under a sky of blue that only a cold sunny winter day can produce. The pull to make snow angels is strong on days like this. To throw off the weight of adulthood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Sheepish
Yes...it is true. I know that I would not like living somewhere that didn't show signs that someone lives and loves there. Yet, it is hard to keep reminding myself of the worth of those flaws. Thanks for the perspective.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2015 on Around these parts at Sheepish
Thank you for your words. These days I am finding it difficult to remember that. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2015 on Around these parts at Sheepish
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Our house. As of late, my attention has been pulled to all it's flaws. I am focussed on the minutia - the old nail holes that need filling. The paint chips that need covering. The quarter round that never actually got nailed in place. But what I really want to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Sheepish
Kitties and those of us anxious for signs - no matter how small they seem to be. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on February at Sheepish
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It brings with it glimmers of hope. The sun is warm and remains in the game longer than even a few weeks ago. Thoughts of seeds and fresh cut salad greens are allowed to resurface once again - the protective instinct of the mind relaxed a wee bit. The idea... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Sheepish
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It is a mystery to me how easily "stuff" makes it's way into a home. Despite my best efforts to keep it at bay - it still finds a way in. I like to think that I am one who controls the clutter. I go through our house at regular... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Sheepish
Hi Mama. It's true, somehow things like towels always end up at the bottom of the list. I hope all is well with you...I think about you and yours often and send happy thoughts your way. xo
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2015 on Some good things at Sheepish
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As I sit here in the quiet of my home, after a week of busy, the weekend is calling. My thoughts and fears of earlier this week have been put aside in the wake of getting things done. And from where I sit good things abound. I am into the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Sheepish
So very true. I hope your day went well!
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2015 on Monday - making me work for it at Sheepish
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It is hard for me to believe, but I have not picked up my camera in over a week. It's as if every ounce of creative inspiration has hit the road and left me deeply mired in the preparation of selling our home. And while the tasks of painting and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Sheepish
Erin - this is a whole new degree of cute! Nice job.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on a hat for scout at homespun life
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My intentions for the day are clear. I have a list in front of me....post office, Village Quire, custom hat order, laundry....and on it goes. Yet, I am finding it hard to get my feet out of slippers and into my boots. The urge to do nothing is strong in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Sheepish
If I may say so, I think every family should own a copy of this book. So much to learn from it, not the least of which is that sticks are great to play with and require a bit of safety training....which is okay too. Hope you are well Lynn.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on A fine line between awesome and weird at Sheepish
It is a great book to have to help aid in the promotion of sticks as a plaything. They have suffered a bad rap in the last while.... Happy Monday!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on A fine line between awesome and weird at Sheepish
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Time will tell whether I am remembered as a truly awesome or bordering on crazy Aunt Karen for this Christmas gift I put together for our nephew. All I know is that I loved giving it. He and I share an affinity for sticks, and he thinks I have the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Sheepish