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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, Colorado, knitting, quilting, Texas, food, British television, a cuppa tea and a really good book
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"How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun." -Vincent Van Gogh "You are my sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray." -Jimmie Davis "But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold." - Job 23:10 "It only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at things here lately...
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*SALE: 25% off all fabric orders at The Aspen Tree Shop!* *GIVEAWAY: Win a Crib/Toddler Size Texas Flag Quilt Fabric Bundle in the color scheme of your choice!* To enter, Visit The Aspen Tree's Facebook Page. "Like the Autumn Sale Facebook Post AND tag one of your quilting friends in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at things here lately...
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"Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow." - Helen Keller Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at things here lately...
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Welp...I received an email from a kind soul yesterday who noticed that the pattern page for the Texas Flag Quilt PDF said "Sold Out". How can a PDF be sold out??? Well, it can't. When I listed the fabric bundles in the shop, the storefront host changed the pattern page... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at things here lately...
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The robins returned in late spring, as they always do. Their singing was loud; their hunting for places to nest frenzied. Aspen trees aren't really the best nesting trees. There are no safe, sturdy, or hidden branches to build upon. But nests must happen, so a red-breasted mama bird found... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at things here lately...
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"Do you have quilt kits for purchase?" "Will you sell me some of your personally stashed fabric?" "Where do you buy your fabric?" Fabric questions are by far the most asked questions that I get regarding the Texas Flag Quilt. Buying fabric can be tricky! Especially when you a) live... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at things here lately...
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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...