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Karen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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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 3 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
Thanks Carlin. It is a great book but just requires a bit more prep time because of the pattern pieces. They cram many patterns onto two big sheets and it gets a bit confusing during the tracing process.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on Dressmaking 2 - Mending 0 at Sheepish
It takes a special and extremely rare mood for me to reach into my mending basket... Thanks for your kind words regarding the embroidery...it was a truly fun project to work on.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on Dressmaking 2 - Mending 0 at Sheepish
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In what can only be described as a desperate ploy to avoid the enormity of my mending pile, the days following Christmas found me implementing my utterly self-serving sewing plans for 2015. It's a Mama's perogative is it not? Afterall, just as is the case with dishwashing and laundry, there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Sheepish
Normally Monday and I have a very amicable relationship - but not yesterday. I am sorry to hear that it treated you the same way. And I have the very same wish for you - the worst Monday is a thing of the past.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2015 on A return to Monday at Sheepish
Thanks. And to you as well.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on A return to Monday at Sheepish
I am with you. Usually I love a return to "normal"...yesterday made me work for it though. I had a happy holiday vibe that carried me through. Wishing you a wonderful year of Monday also. xo
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on A return to Monday at Sheepish
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With the inaccurate setting of an alarm clock and a dead car battery we find ourselves abrubtly thrown back into our everyday reality. Fitting that this also happens to be a Monday. Now, Monday. If I may have a word. Are we still friends? Maybe you too are struggling with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Sheepish
All of it is so lovely. You are an amazing knitter! Happy New Year Erin.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2015 on what was wrapped at homespun life
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Hey Mel. It is going to be a happy new year for both of us! xo
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2015 on So this is the new year at Sheepish
Same goes for you. Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2015 on So this is the new year at Sheepish
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I am going to ignore the dull and grey view from my window. Also the extemely out-of-place lack of snow. 2015 - I have high hopes for you. And not in the "start running" or "lose twenty pounds" kind of way. I am thinking much bigger than that. Much bigger... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Sheepish
Best wishes to you as well. Looking forward to another good year. xo
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2014 on My kind of days at Sheepish
Thank you very much. It will be a big change for us...but one we have thought about for many a year. Surely there will be bumps - but all in all, we are stoked. Happy New Year to you.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2014 on My kind of days at Sheepish
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Oh - these days. It has been a good and long stretch of time...the perfect mix of full and not. And as little bits of the end of this time start to show themselves I hold onto this holiday-ing feeling. I find myself wondering why it can't be considered a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Sheepish
Thank you....I aim to try my best to do just that. Wishing you the same!
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2014 on A long, slow glide into Home at Sheepish