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Carol
Lawrence, Kansas
Hi, my name is Carol. I live in Lawrence KS. I write Tall Tales. I tell about stuff that happened to me. Most of it is true.
Interests: Travel, Cooking, Bikram Yoga, Gardening, Knitting, Golf, Reading.
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I am well pleased with holiday pillow numero uno. I sorta, kinda, followed a pattern but not really. Using all the techniques I learned from making my summer quilt (which is still on the bed by the way, so I guess it's really a summer/winter quilt), I was able to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Before I could start sewing the binding on my holiday pillow tonight I had to take a break to knit a tree. Not just any tree. A "pint sized pine" tree. Tomorrow, when I am home, sitting on the front porch, trying out my holiday pillow, while drinking hot chocolate... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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With 7 days left until Christmas, after a long day of work, while Chris made turkey sandwiches and tomato soup for supper, I decided it was imperative to start working on the holiday pillows for the front porch. I decided to pick up a book when I bought the fabric... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Because I need a break from hanging my assigned 15 ornaments tonight, and because I knew you were wondering if I had accomplished this assignment, and because it's supposed to snow/sleet tomorrow and I need this reminder of what is coming.... I present to you my selection for Palm Springs... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In case you are like me (and Chris)... ... and can't tell by the label that these red, white, and green "candy corn" taste like mint, ... I will tell you they do. It was an entirely unpleasant experience when I popped one of these in my mouth expecting it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In the last week or so I have joined the shoulder seams of the aran wrap using the three needle bind off, finished listening to/reading 2 books, kitchener stitched the toe seam of one sock, started another sock, took out a snow man and put it on a shelf, photographed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today was the holiday farmers market in Lawrence. My absolute favorite things there were the fresh wreaths. I wasn't planning to buy wreaths, but when I walked by them on the way to the poinsettia's my plans changed. Fresh greenery = instant trip down Christmas memory lane. Ornaments, jams, wind-chimes,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The quails celebrated Christmas in high style this week. French cuisine was on the menu. Sigh. There was wine and cheese and butternut squash soup and an amazing grouper and I haven't even started on dessert. We took the whole concept of "making merry" and bumped it up a few... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Today I proceeded to gather, wrap, box, and mail most of the Christmas presents that need to go over the river and through the woods to those that are far away. I am fairly certain my family will not notice that I only "wrapped" the top of the boxes and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Every holiday season I get an idea that maybe this will be the year I make a gingerbread house. In my mind it seems like it would go so well. The gingerbread would be sturdy. The icing would dry hard. The candy would stay exactly where I place it. You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I have been remiss in not making even one single solitary batch of baked pumpkin steel cut oatmeal yet this year. I am mentioning it here, and have included a link to the recipe above, in case you haven't made any either. It's important that I prepare all the recipes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Two of my favorite places to go in Kansas City are Hammerpress and Paper Source. I have long bemoaned the fact that we don't have a place like that right here in Lawrence. Clearly someone has been reading my mind. Last week at knitting class Cindy mentioned a new paper/card... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Saturday morning I got up early to go and take pictures of the Christmas lights in downtown Lawrence. In order to get good pictures of Christmas lights, it has to be a little bit light and a little bit dark. This is a very fleeting time frame. One must be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Last year at this time Mary Ann was here and we were playing "peas porridge hot" with Angie. I look at these pictures with such mixed emotions. Wishing mom could be here so we could have one good afternoon together. Glad she is gone, that she is not anxious and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The windows in downtown Lawrence are getting all gussied up for the holidays. If you live in a town (instead of a city) you know the magic that is main street at Christmas time. If you are in the neighborhood, you must stop by and experience it for yourself. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Bizarre Bazaar was this past weekend here in Lawrence. A more organized Lawrence blogger would have told you it was coming ahead of time so you could plan accordingly and arrange your schedule to attend. I'll do my best to remind you in advance next year. I go to check... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This past weekend we had two beautiful warm days in the upper 50's which made it impossible for me not to get in a little walking on some of the new trails in Lawrence. I have said it before, and for sure I will say it again, but seriously ...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The other day as I was driving by a book store in Kansas City, my car veered off the road and I was compelled to go in. It's been too long since I have been inside the haven that is a local independent bookstore. Getting books from the library, or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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With exactly 24 hours left in the month of November, armed with a nice selection of wool strips, and fueled by a ginormous piece of pumpkin bread, I set about to finish hooking this little pumpkin. Once I got going, it was done in no time at all. This morning... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I completed my Aranami Shawl back in May. But now that it is cold enough to wear it, and all 5 of us who made one remembered to bring it to class the other night, I thought you might want to see all the colorways. One pattern, 5 knitters, 4... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I got all excited when I read in the paper earlier this month that a Sol LeWitt piece was coming to the Spencer Museum of Art here in Lawrence. You may or may not recall that when Mary Ann and I went to Spoleto, back in 2013 we stayed in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In preparation for the annual turkey day celebration at Tall Tales headquarters, I did some baking today. After which I finally took down the Valentine garland over the dining room table and put up the "rest of the year" garland. Then I located Eleanor's cranberry serving dish, Angie's gravy boat,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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In preparation for the annual turkey day celebration at Tall Tales headquarters, I did some baking today. After which I finally took down the Valentine garland over the dining room table and put up the "rest of the year" garland. Then I located Eleanor's cranberry serving dish, Angie's gravy boat,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Knitting by the fire is the perfect thing to do when you are procrastinating cleaning your house before Thanksgiving. I am in the "just about done" phase of the aran wrap. This part of the project has been challenging enough to keep my interest but not so complicated that it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas