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Lisa
Colorado
Wife to John and homeschooling mom of 3, creating a home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado after moving from suburban life in Texas
Interests: my kids, the outdoors, knitting, quilting, sewing, crafting, food, British television, a cuppa tea and a really good book
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"Spring is the time of plans and projects." - Leo Tolstoy Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at things here lately...
Oh, Freddy, I would have cried for you, too. It just means that you are loved. <3 So glad you are feeling better! Hugs to you and your mama! :)
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Watching...The Great British Bake Off, The Great British Baking Show Masterclass, and Escape to the Country. (All available for streaming on Netflix, and all British.) I think I lived in England in another life. Reading...A book about all the little things that dogs can tell about the people and world... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at things here lately...
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“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o'clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” - Thomas de Quincey Save Save Save Save... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at things here lately...
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More real emergency calls received by Steamboat Springs' local law enforcement, as published in Steamboat Today. THE RECORD: 12:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken driver at Routt County Road 14 and Mount Werner Road. The driver was contacted, and it was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at things here lately...
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"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all." - Stanley Horowitz Save Save Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at things here lately...
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"Movin' to the country / Gonna eat a lot of peaches" - The Presidents of the United States of America ---------------------------------------- Three years and three months. That's all it took for me to venture out of my house on a Saturday morning for a trip to the Steamboat Springs Farmer's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at things here lately...
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"Summer ends, and autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night." - Hal Borland Save Save Save Save Save Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at things here lately...
Oh, my goodness...I want to hug it and squish it! It will surely be loved by your grandkids! I don't know if I would be able to keep from jumping in the car myself. ;)
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2016 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
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A couple of smaller projects in preparation of autumn, because I wasn't quite ready to start another big sweater project. :) baa baa black sheep for my hands - Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe. The one thing I haven't been able to accomplish in acclimating to the cold here is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at things here lately...
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One of the most popular features in our town's little quirky newspaper, Steamboat Today, is a daily log of real emergency calls received by our local law enforcement. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present..."The Record." (And just FOR the record, I did not make any of these up.) THE RECORD 12:06... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at things here lately...
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Things have been really quiet here on the blog, because things in real life have been anything but. Life is full of seasons, and some are more challenging than others. I won't lie. It's been a cruel, cruel summer so far. (Hey. You might as well sing some 80's Bananarama... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at things here lately...
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Ooooo! Pretty sock! I am just starting my first ever pair of socks, so I'm all about sock patterns at the moment. :) And, seriously, but...your puppy!!! <3
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
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Yet again, life marches to a beat more chaotic than one I would want. My days are spoken for, but thankfully, my nights are relatively quiet: yarn, needles, tea, television, puppy at my feet. And so, yet again, a "catch-up" Yarn Along post... Bing - Pattern Cape Cod by Thea... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at things here lately...
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"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created spring." - Bern Williams Saying prayers for unending hope. Save Save Save Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at things here lately...
A skein a day...you are amazing! That is such a sweet blanket. :)
Toggle Commented May 26, 2016 on yarnlong... at woolythyme
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Criss Cross - Criss Cross by Isabell Kraemer. This was my second Isabell-designed project. Another beautiful, clean-lined, and wearable pattern! I have worn this a few times already, and it is just the best go-to sweater to grab on the way out the door. I can see myself getting a... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at things here lately...
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Ah, spring. Freezing temperatures and lots of snow. The kids keep forgetting that this is normal, living in the Rockies. I keep hearing, "More snow?!" "It's snowing again?!" "But it's spring!" Yes, spring in Steamboat. We experienced the snowiest March that Steamboat Springs had seen in the last five years.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at things here lately...
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Y'all, I had to. I have received a fair number of questions since publishing my Texas post yesterday, and I can't stand the thought of there being misinformation about Texas out there. So, here we go... Kolaches - pronounced "kuh-LAH-cheese". Pillowy, soft, salty/sweet dough filled with goodies. If you like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at things here lately...
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One day last week, Emma and I were doing the grocery shopping when we noticed a tall older gentleman stopped in the middle of the aisle picking up some Coca-Cola. We slowed our pace and maneuvered around the man. He looked up and smiled. We nodded, and I said smiling,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at things here lately...
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"Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity." - Novala Takemoto Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at things here lately...
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Mailin for her - Mailin by Isabell Kraemer. What a happy mistake! After finishing this sweater up, I think it was she who was meant to have it all along. It's big and over-sized for her, with its too-long cuffed sleeves. I really like the pattern, and still think I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at things here lately...
I am so impressed...I have never knit a blanket, because I always have sweaters on the brain, and I am afraid a blanket would take me too long to finish. Go, You!!! :)
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2016 on Slow and Steady at Creating Memories
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Good News: Mailin. This pattern! Beautiful, well-written, perfect. I love this sweater. Cables, neckline, thick bottom ribbing, and that sleeve cuff...just the best! Bad News: I goofed. After getting gauge with a smaller needle than the pattern suggested, I proceeded to knit the sweater a 1/2 stitch smaller than gauge.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at things here lately...
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I cannot thank you enough for your kind encouragements, your shared excitement, and your pattern and quilt orders after my last post. Thank you! I am feeling overwhelmed, both in a good way and in a "Did-I-really-just-set-this-in-motion?" way. So excited to move forward! Truly, thank you!!! It has been such... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at things here lately...