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Getting knitty

Last week I alluded to the next knitting project I wanted to tackle.  It’s a summer shawl, written for needle-knitters.  I have a tendency to think that any project that involves knitting a flat panel can easily be translated from the needles to the loom. To some extent, that’s true, but perhaps using the word […]

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Nerdy, but in a crafty book-loving kind of way

Happy Friday! These are some of my most recent Flickr favorites. I just love seeing what beautiful things my contacts and fellow group members are photographing. You can click on the image for complete photo credits. You may (or may not) have noticed a little bit of blog housekeeping this week, in the form of […]

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In a jam

I had my first experience with canning today.  I’ve made small batches of jam before in my bread machine, but they needed to remain refrigerated and only had a 2-month shelf-life.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t go through jam very fast, and would much prefer to have a supply that I could […]

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This is their lumber store

This morning I got my first taste of Farmers’ Market Season.  My regular markets haven’t opened yet, so I went to one that was new to me. This is the third summer that I’ve frequented the local markets, and I remember that first season, when the boys liked to tag along.  Eamonn, in particular, liked […]

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Buttermilk Wheat Pancakes

I rarely have my act together enough in the morning to do anything more than hand out toaster pastries, let alone make pancakes.  But suppertime?  Sure, I can handle making pancakes at suppertime.  Especially pancakes from a mix.  Easy peasy. However, there was a disagreement last night surrounding the mix I had in the cupboard, […]

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Playing with scraps

I promised a few days ago that I’d make somethingorother and show it to you.  I do feel like this blog is more interesting when I’m filling it with crafty things, but sometimes life gets in the way, or I’m just not having a lot of luck making things that I actually like… I’ve been […]

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What is it with me and the trees?

Two years ago, a relatively small tree fell in the back yard while we were out. Last year, a real monstrosity of a tree was ripped up by a wind storm, twisted around, and deposited all over our front yard. This morning, I heard an odd crackling noise, looked out the window and saw this: […]

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Ancient Modern inspires

Look what showed up on my doorstep last night, fellow clayheads.  Ancient Modern by Ronna Sarvas Weltman.  I’ve been looking forward to this book, by virtue of the piece on the cover alone.  I’m happy to say that the fresh aesthetic of the cover image is carried through the entire volume. Now, I should stop […]

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