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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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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love About Visiting The City 1. Restaurants. We discovered it in 2012 and now, a trip to Chicago doesn't seem complete without a stop at The Purple Pig. 2. Shopping ...or maybe just window... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at knitorious
Ann & her family stopped by on Friday night, the first leg of their trip to Madison for a wedding on Saturday. Ann & Brian made dinner while I helped the boys prep some shirts for the indigo vat! They're... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
In the 1940s (the World War II years) the demand for butter tubs and cheese boxes kept the Blum factories very busy. It took a long time before wages went up, but as foreman, Lester had to put in a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Things To Do with Blueberries 1. Pick them. 2. Eat them right off the bush. 3. Eat them right out of the bucket. 4. Eat them right out of the box. 5. Eat them by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
Oh, well, HI THERE! I finished the embellishment of my Alabama Chanin A-line Dress on Friday night! I'd already seamed up the back a while ago, and couldn't resist Wonder Clipping the other three seams so I could try it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at knitorious
Before the pedestrian/car incident* on Monday night, I was at (our fabulous) local pool to watch Junah at his first swimming lesson! He loves the water and did great (especially considering that he'd fallen asleep in the car on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at knitorious
It's always so interesting to see "home" through someone else's eyes! ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Wisconsin IS Summer at Feral Knitter
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite American Artists I'm only going to post about one American artist! My husband, Lee "Rusty" Mothes I'm thankful today that he's alive and well and in one piece... if a little gimpy! Last night, he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at knitorious
It was a beautiful night for a baseball game on Friday! As it turns out, it was MINION NIGHT! Annie and I -- not the 8 & 10 yo boys -- were the only ones interested in the photo op.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at knitorious
It was a good one! It started with coffee, just like every other day! I set yarn to soak for indigo dyeing planned for later in the day. Then I decided to tackle the Refashion 2.0 of this top. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Ice Cream Flavors I rarely scream for ice cream these days, but when I do... 1. Moose Tracks 2. Coffee 3. Chocolate 4. Vanilla (with appropriate toppings: chocolate syrup, pecans, and/or chocolate chips) 5. Mint... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at knitorious
Saturday was a Market Morning, of course. I squeezed a lot of lemons! I don't think our set up has ever been the same two weeks in a row... always moving and, hopefully, always improving. I accompanied my sister Annie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at knitorious
Dear Summer, Why you gotta come & go so fast? * * * * * Dear Work, Why you gotta take up all my time? * * * * * Delivery day! June 5, 2000. Dear 2000 Saturn SW, Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at knitorious
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 Jul 2, 2015 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 Jun 30, 2015 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 Jun 29, 2015 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