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Julia
La Grande, OR
Interests: crafting, knitting, spinning, crochet, sewing, kids, animals
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So yesterday was my birthday. A few thoughts have been rattling around in my head about life and aging and all that. First of all, I don't feel old. Remember when 30 seemed really old? Like anyone that was over 30 couldn't really understand the way things worked, or how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I'm back. Both of my computers crashed, and so things have been very low-tech around my house. Some things that have happened- - Our kitty got ran over -Cousin's cat had kittens, so in 6 weeks, we will have a new kitty -We finally got the house inspection done, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I love this time of year. The weather starts to turn crisp, the kids go back to school, and the fruit ripens. Pears and peaches are what are currently filling up my kitchen. For the peaches I make a light syrup with 4 cups of water to 1 cup of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I took the girls to the Oregon coast last week. Their brother was at Camp Merriwether with his scout troop, and I thought, if Jack can go camping on the beach, why not us? We spent our first 2 nights camping in Seaside. Lots of fun was had. See? Since... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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After 93 hours of labor, a labor that I'm sure was harder on her than the rest of us, my sister-in-law had a beautiful baby boy. A giant, beautiful baby boy. Hunter was born on August 16 and weighed in at 10 lbs 15 ounces. I can't beleive that she... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
My brother and his wife are trying to have a baby. The poor girl has been in labor for over 2 days now, and I think that she is way past exhausted. My girls and I drove to Portland yesterday so that we could be here to help and snuggle... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I've put together another pile of yarns to start another scrap afghan. They are all wool yarns, most of them hand dyed colors. This is what I've got so far. It's really fun and colorful! Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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My neice Rian is a cute little girl and she likes girly-girl things. So for her birthday this year I made her 2 little dresses and a purse. I made up the pattern based on a dress that my girls have. The first dress was trial and error, with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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Sometimes in this crazy life as a mama, I get a moment of reprieve. These 3 things happened simultainiously. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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The worsted weight wool granny square afghan that I showed you the start of the other day is done. I have it up on Etsy if you like it! Remember the pile of pretty laceweights? This is how far along I am on it. It has 6 sides, and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
A sewing camp with other mamas? That sounds like so much fun!!!!!
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I've been slowly working on some spider sculptures. Here is a trio of finished garden spiders! Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I have been knitting and crocheting for 10 years now. Needless to say, I have a fairly large stash of yarn :) So I've decided to do something with all of these left-overs. I'm going to crochet a series of granny square afghans. This is the first afghan that I've... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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We are having ourselves a little heat wave. It's been hovering near 100 degrees F all weekend. There's not much to do other than sit in water and think about snow. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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Playing in the river in between thunderstorms. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I recently ordered some spinning fiber from various shops on Etsy. The last of it arrived today, so I've been spinning. This is a merino/silk blend from gigglejelly. My first attempt put too much twist into the yarn. So I sent it back through my wheel the other direction. Perfect!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
Today my phone rang at 8:00 am and woke me up. When I was awake I realized that I was giving a talk today at church. I got up and started to get my talk ready. This woke up my youngest. We snuggled. I did the dishes. My sweet husband... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I want to share my favorite go-to bread recipe with you. I've made it so often that I have it memorized, and it never fails. 6 cups unbleached flour 2 cups steel rolled oats 1 teaspoon salt Combine these 3 ingredients in a bowl, make a well in the center,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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Well, some things have been happening aound here. See this very sweet horse? Her name is Lucy. She is a little Missouri Foxtrotter. All that she does is look cute and eat hay and give the occasional bareback ride. But not to me, beacause I am crazy busy. Sigh. Anyway,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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I took the girls to the Farmer's Market this morning. It has been such a busy summer that this is the first time that we were able to go. It was so much bigger than I remember it being last year, which is a great thing! We taste tested and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
It appears as though you have a much greener thumb than I. Your garden looks like what I've always wnated my garden to look like, but I never quite got there. Oh well, there's always next year.....
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2011 on notes from my garden at SouleMama
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I've got this living room furniture that I really can't stand the pattern of. It is a green southwestern print, and that is just not my style. I guess that I would describe my style as more vintage-gypsy-farmhouse. So yesterday I cut up 3 old wool jackets that I had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
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We had a family reunion campout this last weekend on my Father-in-Law's side of the family. Not everyone could come, but those of us that did had a blast! The dogs had such a good time doing the dishes that they are now turning up there noses' at dog food... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home
What a fantastic farm and family you have growing. Makes me a little sad that we moved to town :(
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2011 on the company we keep at SouleMama
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My youngest is crazy about wildcats. I mean crazy. I've lost count of the number of small lion, tiger, cougar, cheetah, and jaguar figures that are taking over the toy room, (and the house). We went to the fabric store the other dayand found a section of animal prints. After... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Nest 'n' Home