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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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Virginia Frances Born May 2, 2016, at home; 8 lbs., 21" Healthy and gorgeous... Just like her mama! And her great great grandmother and one of her namesakes, Virginia! LOVE. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at knitorious
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April is a busy month for birthdays around here, from beginning to end! This is us on Monday night at Belts' Soft Serve in Stevens Point, after celebrating Kate's (4/22), Ali's (4/16), and Maddy's (4/25) birthdays with a family dinner... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at knitorious
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Anticipating... Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic - a tour of yarn shops, fiber farms, coffee shops & cafes in NE Wisconsin. Make.Do and KC&T are on the map! It'll be a fun few days... lambs, yarn, trunk shows, classes, tons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Albums that I Love These are among the albums that come to mind when nothing else is cutting it. They're comfortable, familiar, meaningful, and/or transportational -- in that they "take me" to a time or place... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at knitorious
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It's almost embarrassing to admit that I've never visited the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan before. That wrong was made right on Saturday. Our first stop was the restroom: I've been known to take photos in the bathroom,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at knitorious
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No internet for half the day during an office move, with messages from "beyond" like I've never seen before, is one legitimate reason for having a shitty day today. Another very legitimate reason would be this: It is April 8th...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at knitorious
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We still have Cheerio time! Lately, it involves getting out the "nilk" and a bowl, and two boxes of cereal from the cupboard. He then eats a bowl or two of Crispix, drinking the extra milk straight from the bowl... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at knitorious
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I lunched & shopped & hung out with my sister on Saturday. On Sunday, I FINISHED OUR TAXES (was finished with them, at any rate)! I also finished some overdue newborn photo work. There are some major ch-ch-ch-changes happening at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at knitorious
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SEWING Oh.My.Word. I am so in love with this Alabama Chanin swing skirt project! I don't remember whether I mentioned it here, but I was SHOCKED when I opened my kit and found Burgundy & Dark Grey (exactly what I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things I Love To Do Outside 1 - Hanging laundry on the line. My die-hard brother-in-law does it year-round, but I just can't... it's one of my favorite things in the world, though. 2 - Ride... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at knitorious
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Thursday: Thankfully, we didn't get as much as we could have (or as much as those a bit to the north of us got), but combined with the slippery roadways and high wind, it was enough to call it a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at knitorious
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Completely unplanned, we ended up doing at least a drive-by of every place I'd lived during my 4+/- years in Oregon. My first residence was a tiny furnished house, rented for me by my dad & his wife, on Latimer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at knitorious
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Compared to Shore Acres, the ocean scene at our little cottage just south of Yachats was quite serene! It was just after sunset, but still a lovely glow in the west. Our northerly trek along the coast continued the next... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at knitorious
Thank you, Bonny!! That means a lot. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2016 on First Day of Spring!! at knitorious
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Arguably, there are more yarn stores per capita in Portland, OR, than any other U.S. city, but I knew that I wouldn't have time during my trip to visit even one! So I did a little research and made a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at knitorious
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I found a little spring on the West Coast last week. Sadly, no photos of the flowering trees that I saw now and then, nor of rhodies. The only other place I've seen rhododendrons so marvelous and huge was in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at knitorious
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We didn't spend much time in Coos Bay, but more than if I hadn't tried a yarn shop stop! Alas, the lights were on, the OPEN sign was lit, and it looked very intriguing, but the door was locked with a "will return at 4:30" sign in the window... it was 4:45 and posted closing time was 5:00!
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2016 on I went to Oregon (Part 1) at knitorious
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I flew out to Arcata, CA, a week ago to meet Rusty and accompany him on the last leg of his West Coast trip before he turned the car for home. I arrived on Wednesday evening, and we hit the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at knitorious
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I don't know how that happened... there's a lot of juggling going on around here, though, so let's chalk it up to that. I just love the body language in this photo. We have three kitties at our house --... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at knitorious
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Way back before Christmas, it was decided that while Rusty was traipsing around the west coast, we'd have a girls' weekend in Chicago. Maddy's never been with us on previous trips, and we all looked forward to a fun few... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at knitorious
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"Anyone out there who's in junior high, high school, suffering, there are days you're going to feel sad, you're going to feel angry, you're going to feel scared -- that's nothing you can choose. But you can make stuff. Make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at knitorious
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Ten on Tuesday Wednesday Thursday: 10 Favorite Things... Right Now 1 - Mink River by Brian Doyle. I've been reading this book because it was recommended by goodreads/blog friends, had very good reviews, is published by Oregon State University Press,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at knitorious
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The art historian/curator in the family has been doing some research along the lines of art+craft, among other things, and books have been regularly arriving in the mail. The other day it was this one: Flipping through the pages, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at knitorious
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Wow. I've been a bit preoccupied with things like dealing with car insurance and readying for a quick weekend trip to Chicago, so I was a bit surprised this morning to be reminded of 3rd Thursday Knit Night... which I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at knitorious
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Seven years ago today this fresh-faced young woman opened the door and welcomed customers for the first time as operator of Kaukauna Coffee & Tea! About 8 months later, she bought the business and the building it's housed in. She's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at knitorious