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knitter, sewer, dyer, photographer, writer, gardener, cook; sister, daughter, aunt, wife, mother, and new grandmother!
Interests: knitting, gardening, life, reading, writing, photography, family, musing, old house stuff, inspirations
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1. Francis Williams hosta., 2. The rose bush that Mum bought this spring., 3. Fresh basil was made for this., 4. I missed my Happy Day post yesterday..., 5. Happily making progress!, 6. Aunt, uncle and 2 cousins in the... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at knitorious
SATURDAY I'll be at the Farmers' Market on Saturday (it's been a while ), followed by the start of the Fall Purge at home. Or a trip to Stevens Point to help Maddy move. SUNDAY I'm hoping to stencil some... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
I had the day off yesterday! It was as close to typical as I've seen in a long while, though "typical" is a very fluid thing and always subject to change. Two years ago, it was typical to at least... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
I knew I wanted to say something at my mother’s memorial celebration on Sunday. I had written, or started to write some things, but didn’t know exactly where I wanted to go or how to pull it together… until the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
* * * * * We picked up Kate and drove directly to our favorite Mexican restaurant for chimichangas, tacos, burritos, and 2-for-1 margaritas! WELCOME HOME, KATE!! We'll all be running around today -- cars in for service, hair appointments,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at knitorious
It hasn't been a mystery to anyone for a while, now, but it was when I started back in March of last year -- Romi's first Mystery Shawl! I was certain, about a month ago, that I still had this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at knitorious
It's been a pretty emotional week. We've been preparing for my mother's memorial celebration for a while now, but now it's right around the corner and... it's looming large. We've been working on photos, music, etc., and I've been connecting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at knitorious
I took 6-month photos of Junebug last month in which there was a lot of drool. He's been drooling for a while now... lots and lots of drool, and tooth talk for months... and FINALLY, over the weekend, he's cut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at knitorious
I've been saying "yes" to almost every good thing that comes my way this summer, so when my friend Ann invited me to a dinner at her CSA farm... well YEAH! This type of event has been on my bucket... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at knitorious
That's 61 so far! 1. 2-for-1 Margaritas on Tuesday!, 2. Almost back on track. #ttlmysteryshawl14, 3. Such a flippin' pretty morning..., 4. #100happydays, 5. Happy Days, 6. Llama card, par avion, Royal Mail, 7. Happy Days, 8. Great day to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at knitorious
Vicki added a favorite at kmkat and her kneedles
Aug 1, 2014
(A picture-heavy post. Just so ya know.) I winged my way to Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago, invited by my sister Ann to be her guest at a wedding. We both had enough frequent flyer miles for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Patterns I Could Knit Again As I perused my Ravelry Projects, I was surprised at how many patterns I've already repeatedly knit! Sometimes I knit the same pattern two or three times, each in a different... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things About My Bookcase 1. I moved from NW Wisconsin back to NE Wisconsin in 1978 to start a new job, and I lived at home for a short time while I saved money for a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at knitorious
Caught up in the excitement and camaraderie of a knit-along with, among others, some of my oldest (in blog years) friends, I was easily tempted into signing up for the TTL Mystery Shawl 2014. The prospect of dyeing my own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at knitorious
Um, yeah, there will soon be teeth! This is from a quick 6-month photo shoot with the J-man yesterday afternoon. Six months!! I'm working on a post about my TTL Mystery Shawl. It's finished and it's beautiful! There's a lot... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at knitorious
I squeezed about 20 lemons by hand (4 full cups) and grated a half-dozen small beets (1 cup) to make Beet Lemonade! Rusty, Maddy and I each had a little taste, and it declared it DELICIOUS! About mid-morning, I loaded... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at knitorious
The First 30 of 100 Happy Days* I decided to begin #100happydays on June 1st because I knew that it would be a tough summer. I knew that my mother was failing and that this summer could be her last.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at knitorious
Junebug was part of the airport welcoming committee last Friday. We heard the flight arrive from Atlanta. We watched passengers wait for and claim their luggage. We heard the boarding and departure of the return flight to Atlanta. But we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at knitorious
Welk, Bonny, those words are awfully good. I've never read that quote before... committing to memory now. Thank you.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2014 on Mum at knitorious
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Marjorie Donovan January 31, 1938 - June 23, 2014 The boys picked a vaseful of flowers from Mom's garden because they knew how much she'd love that. They loved their Nonni so much. The cousins finally had an opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at knitorious
So, today is my daughter's 1st wedding anniversary, the day my twin sisters were born, and Fathers Day. A year ago today was one of the best days ever. HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY, ALI & ROD!! 54 Years ago today, my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at knitorious
My mom's been in the hospital since a week ago yesterday, in ICU since Saturday afternoon. She's been undergoing treatment for cancer for the past 18 months, and complications from side effects of a new (to her) chemo treatment that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at knitorious
I love all the seafood! Those little langoustine shrimps were local... like look out the window and not far from there.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2014 on Scotland - yum at knitorious
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A week later, I finally downloaded photos from memory cards to my computer... and these aren't them. I've barely had a chance to look at them. It's been a week. Instead, these are all of the food-related photos from my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at knitorious