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Remember me?


I feel like I haven’t been here in forEVER. The days have been so full. At first, they were full of people to see and places to go. But lately, they’ve been full of a welcome lack of those things. In fact, right now I am enjoying just sitting still by the lit-up Christmas tree, […]

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Pillow talk

I’ve had this on my to-do list for several years: re-cover some old Christmas pillows with festive Santa fabric. CHECK!

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More December Merriment

Day 12 - All is calm

More images from Picture the Holidays and my Merriment Experiment. ‘Tis the season to post more photos than words…

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December merriment


Lots of pictures, and a few words, too: updates on my current photo projects.

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Maybe I’ll give her a box of yarn and a promise.

Knitting an Everyday Cardigan at Polka Dot Cottage

Here’s a little peek at one of the gifts I’m working on this month, along with some thoughts on a gift I want to make but probably shouldn’t if I prize my sanity.

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Making merry

Fireworks at the tree lighting

Photo-a-day prompts, and merrymaking activities. This is the stuff of December this year.

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Picture the Holidays

Christmas 2011

I’m doing a photo-a-day project in December. Maybe you’d like to do it, too? Get the details here.

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With eyes bigger than my stomach

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Ok, so I totally have an urge to make waaaay more things this year than I can be realistically expected to finish. Lots of sweaters, in particular. Crazy.

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History repeats itself


This afternoon, I crossed some pretty big stuff of of my list, and I am celebrating by allowing myself to drop in here for a few moments of blog time. I have this great little widget on my WordPress dashboard that shows me what I posted around this time in previous years. Usually there are […]

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The theme of this week’s last-minute gift-making spree appears to be “squares.” There are charm squares in the quilt top, and my grandmother’s granny squares in the pillows and nearly-finished table runner. Squares and vibrant colors. Wheeee! Neil nearly had another heart attack* when he walked in last night and saw all of that color […]

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