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Love is always bestowed as a gift -- freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. --Leo Buscaglia Leo. Once, many years ago (I was still in high school), Dr. Love visited our... Continue »
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I finally finished my "muslin" of the Alabama Chanin Wrap Skirt! I used three thrifted t-shirts for the main skirt pieces (one black and two mismatched-but-close green), stenciled the fabric using my airbrush and compressor set-up for the first time,... Continue »
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Hi there. I've been SEWING. Out on the pergola amid the overgrown tomatoes! Out on the pergola with a visit from the inspector. The end is drawing near! The waistband is completely attached now and I'm working on just a... Continue »
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It was so nice to take a walk around the house the other day -- a gorgeous day -- looking for signs of life! It was even nicer to find some. This was my intarsia tangle at last night's knit... Continue »
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You know those weird and impossible questions you need to answer when you interview for a job? Tell me a little bit about your background. . . Tell me about a time when you identified a problem and then found a solution. . . Tell me about your biggest weakness. . . If you were a box, what would you say on the outside. . . Right. Well, today, Carole asks us another weird and impossible interview question: Tell me . . . 10 Words to Describe Yourself in an Interview! Let's see. Here's what I'd say. . . Innovative... Continue »
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Okay. So earlier this week I was in a long-ish line at the grocery. I grabbed a magazine to thumb through while I waited. This headline immediately caught my eye. A Month of Fundays. Right there on page 114. Fundays. I loved it! I bought the magazine. And then, when I got home, I was horribly disappointed to find out that when I turned to page 114, A Month of Fundays . . . was a beauty calendar! Yes. This magazine's idea of a Month of Fundays amounted to suggestions of various beauty products or beauty regimens to try .... Continue »
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"The best of nature's handiwork in a limited space. . . " ----- Landscape gardener Seyemon Kusumoto I first visited San Francisco in January 1980 -- during Winter Break of my junior year of college. I drove there with Tom (my then-boyfriend) and two of our friends (one had a medical school interview out there, which was the purpose of our journey). It was a quick trip - and I remember packing a lot of adventure into just a couple of days! While walking through Golden Gate Park, we stumbled on to the Japanese Tea Garden. It was deliciously foggy... Continue »
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I've tried not to let this blog morph into a diet blog or to talk too much about my health and the size of my jeans, but it is the big news in my life, so I guess it has... Continue »
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Fresh possibilities. . . Fresh year. . . Happy New Year! Continue »
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Here's what's going on in my life . . . RIGHT NOW. Watching . . . Movies. Lots of movies. This week alone, Tom and I have made three trips to the theatre. Silver Linings Playbook. Les Miserables. Django Unchained. ALL Very Good! (We've also recently seen Argo, Lincoln, and Skyfall. Worth seeing. Every One.) Reading . . . Just finished The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. Very difficult, but very moving. I'm speed-reading through Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (a page-turner with an interesting point of view), and savoring two books of poetry by Mary Oliver (Christmas gifts from... Continue »
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NAME: Vicki Mothes BLOG: Knitorious TYPEPAD MEMBER SINCE: 2004 WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Originally started as a knitting blog, Knitorious still focuses primarily on the fiber arts, but blogger Vickie Mothes also takes her readers... Continue »
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"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself." -- Diana Ross It's March. Women's History Month. I typically acknowledge this special month. . . even though I have a problem with women's history having to be assigned a month. I know. I know. I've struggled with this over the years, and I've just decided to go with it. A month is better than no month at all. So. Women's History Month. A time to celebrate the legacy of women. This year,... Continue »
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Ten on Tuesday: 10 Favorite Chocolate Treats 1. La Bete Noire. "The Black Beast" - as in the best chocolate cake ever invented in the universe. Period. Plus "ganache." I believe I could eat a cake made with actual dirt... Continue »
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Connor is fine! No signs of tumor regrowth, no issues in his head according to Dr. P. We love that Dr. P. After yesterday's appointment, we had lunch at Panos (waves to Peter) which is located on what we old... Continue »
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Today started out cloudy and gray and I didn't have much hope for better, and that's okay because I really had to put my head down and get some work done. Just before noon I went into our bedroom to... Continue »
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A knitter's view from Alta. At Albion Basin. In Big Cottonwood Canyon... ...on the way to Silver Fork! Trout for breakfast, of course! Times two! After breakfast, it was a visit to and a walk around Silver Lake. How about... Continue »
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You know, I can hardly believe that we're in the last third of September already! It's been pretty jam-packed with goings-on, and I guess that's why it's flying by -- all good, but a bit too whirlwindy for me. It's... Continue »
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This is my new favorite striped shawl... 'til the next one comes along! I still haven't washed and blocked it, but since I'm actually wearing it for the third day in a row, it's been declared done. This shawl goes... Continue »
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If you've been reading my blog for even the smallest amount of time, you know I like to garden. I love flowers -- and I like creating peaceful, beautiful spaces in my yard. My gardening, though, is about more than just nice flowers! I like . . . the ALL of gardening. The plants. The dirt. The compost. The bugs and the worms and the slugs. The birds and the bees and even the chipmunks! I collect rainwater. I compost. I feed the birds and watch them splash around and drink from the bird bath when its hot. I like... Continue »
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