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Vicki
Wisconsin
knitter, sewer, dyer, photographer, writer, gardener, cook; sister, daughter, aunt, wife, mother, and grandmother!
Interests: knitting, gardening, life, reading, writing, photography, family, musing, old house stuff, inspirations
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My blog mojo went a bit missing this week, but... Guess who just got back today Them wild-eyed boys that had been away Haven't changed that much to say But man, I still think them cats are crazy The boys... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at knitorious
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Maddy came home on Friday for a break from camp; she's stressed out as it's been a super tough summer -- too much work and no assistance (she's supposed to have an assistant) or support. It's just truth when I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
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Joining Carole and friends this week for Three on Thursday... Thing 1 - PRE-CLEANING ...is going well. In addition to my normal Wednesday off, I also have Thursday (today) off this week and the weekend is ahead... so I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at knitorious
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I've hired someone to clean my house. I had a regular cleaning lady for a while... before Maddy was born! My mom sent hers over on a flukey one-off several years ago; all I remember is that the woman was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at knitorious
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I drove down to O'Hare on Saturday to pick up Kate after her month in the U.K. We decided to stay overnight and chose the new (as in barely open a week) St. Jane for our accommodations. Formerly the Hard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at knitorious
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You would think that a mid-week holiday falling on my normal day off would be a piece of cake. WRONG. I had an unshakable "Sunday" feeling all day yesterday, and it has carried over... Today is the Monday-est Thursday ever!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at knitorious
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There was a good deal of time spent with the kids over the weekend, and Maddy arrived on Saturday afternoon, but I still managed to find some time for sewing -- both for the kids and for me!! After work... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at knitorious
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As in temperature. And humid, too. Malina's like... WHUT??!!! The big kids were keeping cool as they saw fit (some in undies, at most, others in head-to-toe fleece -- which seems to hold a lot of water and it was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at knitorious
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They tell the story... Just in time for the (latest) heat wave! Who does she remind you of?? And doesn't she look so gosh darn happy/cute/pleased? :) Yes, Jün's now sporting a buzz cut, too. Have a great weekend... stay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & the Unravelers... I spent an hour and a half this morning straightening & organizing things in the bedroom -- found some stuff, tossed some stuff, put away some stuff, and set aside some stuff for the upcoming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at knitorious
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I spent a lot of time with kiddos over the weekend, but managed a little progress on a few of my projects in the "less hectic" periods. I cut out the pieces for another Geranium Dress, worked a little bit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at knitorious
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When I posted about Mother's Day last month, I referenced a photo of my sibs & I holding my mother in a manner that my girls were attempting with me. I couldn't find them then, but I just ran across... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at knitorious
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Joining Carole and friends this week for Three on Thursday... Thing 1 - RHUBARB BITTERS Yesterday, after agitating daily for 2 weeks (plus a day - ooops!), it was time for the next step in the process -- separating the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at knitorious
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Joining Kat & the Unravelers... KNITTING I am hoping that the stitch pattern is visible enough? I've posted it in the TTL MKAL forum and we'll see how Kirsten feels about it! :) READING Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at knitorious
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I love the U.P.! We've been "getting away" up there once every year or two lately. So quiet & peaceful.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2018 on spending time in the U.P. at daily yarns 'n more
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My front porch, Sunday evening: As fascinating as ever. I love Ginny's little voice. Did you catch the part about the bug biting her "yeg"? Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at knitorious