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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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Anticipating... the Friday opening of HERE AND AWAY at The ARTGarage in Green Bay, a photography show curated by Kate and presented by Young Space. #tbt #sparklers - I'm thinking 1963 in Madison, where my Uncle Cliff was either in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love About My Home We've lived in our home for over 28 years! There are things that I've loved from the beginning (that basically sold the home to me); things that we've improved so... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
It seems so quiet in blogland. Summertime is busy, isn't it? And that's good! My Alabama Chanin collection was "pressed" into alternate use last week, as Ali and I regrouped for our run to the finish on a large &... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at knitorious
There was a lot of sewing during my at-home mini vacation... a lot! Mending, seaming, hemming, embroidery, applique... both by machine and by hand. I've had another attempt at a romper for Junah on my list (here's the first), and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at knitorious
I took a couple of days off early this week. With the weekend and my normal day off as bookends, I had a total of 5 days off... most of them at home, often alone... and I'm not sure I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at knitorious
It's a year today since my mom died. I miss her everyday... every minute of every single day. I miss the random phone calls at work: "How do you spell ______________." Like I'm a dictionary. And I was... for her,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at knitorious
Not on Tuesday's summertime bucket list, but definitely on The List was replacing the dead hibiscus tree by the garage. It was always a late starter/bloomer... and last year it was given up for dead as June, July, August, even... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at knitorious
The summer bucket-filling commences today with the start of an Alabama Chanin A-line Dress! I'm making a custom length between tunic and the shorter dress, using a single layer of Alabama Chanin medium-weight organic cotton jersey in a color called... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things On My Summer Bucket List Oh boy, there are so many things and most of summer still sits before us... 1. Dyeing. I've quite a few things in mind to throw into the indigo vat.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at knitorious
Happy Birthday Karen! (Happy Birthday Sharon!) We love you!! Happy 2nd Anniversary, Ali &Rod! Photos by Jena @ J. Schleis Photography Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at knitorious
Stop! Stay back, yoga mat! Every once in a while a company called Artsonia sends me a notification that one of my nephews has had new artwork from school uploaded on their site. It's always fun to see the boys'... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at knitorious
Until we checked the admission price (especially as related to the time we'd actually spend there), we'd considered visiting the Biltmore Estate on the southern edge of Asheville on Saturday. Instead, we drove a little further south to the Carl... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at knitorious
After lunch on Thursday, we did a little shopping in town -- a resale shop, a used book store -- and stopped at a local pub to buy a gift certificate for our phone-finding bicyclist! By then, it was time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at knitorious
On departure day (Tuesday), Kate was off of work all day and I was off at noon. I finished packing and we loaded the car and were on the road by about 2 pm. Just like tourists! A photo with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at knitorious
I found myself on Saturday morning with just enough time to soak & block a shawl before running off to meet Annie for lunch. I used three blocking wires, threading one down the center of the shawl, and the other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at knitorious
Image amok. I have posts in the works/on my mind about North Carolina, a new dress, a romper for Junah, a new shawl... and I'm held up by photos. I transferred a bunch off of my phone to the computer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at knitorious
I didn't exactly take a photo everyday, but I took and posted a photo for every day and, mostly, it was actually on the day. Sometimes I ran out of daylight... or energy! There's a little knitting and sewing, much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at knitorious
On Memorial Day, another men's 4X t-shirt was on the block (aka, my new worktable). I used a favorite Eileen Fisher tunic to make a pattern template, drew some chalk lines, and started cutting! The length was perfect, so I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: The First 10 Songs On My Favorite Spotify Playlist We listened to a fair bit of music on the way to Black Mountain, NC, and back, and all of it was on Spotify. The playlist we listened... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at knitorious
None of us ever tired of the vacations at the lake. In fact, even as I write this, 68 years after my first visit to Bear Lake, we are having a family reunion at the Turtle Flambeau (Flowage) this September... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Did Over The Weekend 1. Rusty & I took a 7-hour RT drive on Saturday to attend my nephew's graduation party. The chocolate fountain was a hit... look for it next at a summer... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at knitorious
Watching: For the first time ever, North & South (any version). (I don't understand how this has flown under my radar for so long.) Reading: Olive Kitteridge . It's been on my nightstand for ages! There are a lot of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at knitorious
Not long ago, an image for Berroco's Prickly Poppy passed before my eyes (while reading my weekly email from The Village Knitter, no doubt) and I was immediately in love. I was reminded of an old favorite reverse stockinette cardigan... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at knitorious
Oh, was it ever a blue Sunday... so blue. And I'm not sure I could have been any happier about that! It was one of those stellar weekends all around -- the perfect balance of time together vs. time alone,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at knitorious
It was quite amazing to realize on Saturday that it had been 39 years since I graduated from high school! It just simply cannot be, and yet the math says otherwise. Heh. * * * * * Saturday morning found... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at knitorious