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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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We moved so much when I was a kid and few of the photos are identified, but I think I've straightened out the Christmas timelines -- and this is Cleveland! I'm pretty sure... Cleveland! My first bike, Karen's Charmin' Chatty,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
And I miss you, too. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 (or so) Things for Our Christmas Letter * * * * * Seasons Greetings to Our Family & Friends!! Since I last wrote, the girls have all graduated from high school! ;) Yep. I'm not quite... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at knitorious
We entered the kitchen at 8:30 a.m. and didn't leave until a bit past 5:00. We measured, mixed, stirred, chopped, patted, poured, rolled, sprinkled and baked our little hearts out with varying success... mostly great! There were three large stainless... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at knitorious
I am never so happy to see a Friday as when I've had Monday off and worked four long days in a row -- and it seems to take so long to get here. But, yay! Here we are!! I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at knitorious
This is the earliest photo I've found of me and the "jolly" old guy. It's a wonder I ever went back. #notjolly (St. Louis? or maybe Denver. Do I look 2 or 3?) I am wearing a knit hat --... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at knitorious
As luck might have it, albeit a day late, Spotify has presented me with My Year In Music! Here's an infographic snapshot: In addition, I am informed that I listen most on Thursdays -- beating out Wednesday by a hair... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 4 Random Songs From My Spotify Playlists 1. TALL TREES IN GEORGIA, Eva Cassidy. 2. QUIET STORM, John Legend and Smokey Robinson. 3. SONGBIRD, Eva Cassidy. 4. CRUISIN', Jessie J and Smokey Robinson. That turned out to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at knitorious
The weekend began with a company party at a local restaurant called Gather Americana. I've eaten there a few times before and it's always quite nice. I spent the entire morning on Saturday with Junah. He came over bright and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at knitorious
It's that time again! As I have done the last few many years sometime in December, it's time for a review of the year. I do it in words (the first sentence of the first post of each month) and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at knitorious
#tbt First Christmas Tree! It was in an apartment in Milwaukee, and I was 7 weeks old on Christmas Day! All of the ornaments were blue, and a few of the survivors were hung on my own tree last night.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at knitorious
December is only 3 days old and already so much has changed since the 1st. It's always full of crazy, isn't it? Christmas 1966 - Menasha, WI Some of our old photos have made it to ScanCafe in the nick... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at knitorious
It's the end of November. The prospect of December and January has me really looking for someplace warm to go in February. It's the end of NaBloPoMo. It's been fun! I am so, so sad that it's the end of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at knitorious
After two days, I've finally cleared the space for our Christmas tree! I've done a lot of other things, too! There have been lots of distractions. Sorting (and alphabetizing) albums, pulling out the Christmas vinyl; stashing the knitting machines/parts; reorganizing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at knitorious
So far, my Craft Friday has involved a lot more cleaning & rearranging than crafting! I'm trying to make room for the Christmas tree. I also spent some time visiting with my sister, her husband, and mine this afternoon; and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at knitorious
We found some Thanksgiving decor. And we did some cooking. We wished aloud for Mother's expertise at nearly every turn -- where's the right pan for this, the correct dish for that? She'd know in an instant where to look,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at knitorious
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things For Which I Am Thankful (a retrospective) It's harder this year. I miss my mom. The holidays were her thing and... I just really miss my mom. I'm thankful for a million things, of course... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at knitorious
I have loved that blue-green, teal-y water and those pink, blue, purple, and yellow-green apples from the moment I "watercolored" this photo of apples awaiting bobbing at Annie's Halloween party. Thank you, Margene, for the introduction to the SketchGuru app!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at knitorious
More moodiness from the Highlands... It was as dreary here today as yesterday, with the addition of rain and then fog; warmer, anyway. And the Packers won. Next up, it's the Pats at Lambeau! That should be fun. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at knitorious
My sky is gray today, in the le drear way. Sometimes, though, a gray sky can be one of the best things ever... adding to the moody beauty of the Scottish Highlands, say. This is from a viewpoint as the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at knitorious
Full of potential. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at knitorious
...that I went to Brazil? We've been slammed with the cold weather here, so naturally I've been thinking about the warm! Our high temp hasn't been above freezing for about a week and a half! That's not normal at this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at knitorious
I had a new view of my city yesterday. This is from the 3rd floor of the historic Eagle Mill. I've never been inside before, but was offered that opportunity yesterday and a quick tour of the building. The Eagle... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at knitorious
Ten on Tuesday: 10 Musicians I Would Bring Back From The Dead 1. Dan Fogelberg. Twin Sons of Different Mothers was a favorite among favorites in my collection of Dan Fogelberg albums. Dan's music was/is like an old friend. 2.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at knitorious