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We packed our bags on Friday

and headed North, up the NY State Thruway, and West, deep into the Catskill Mountains, where we found a quaint little 1830’s farmhouse waiting for our arrival. I’d been wanting to enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the mountains in the fall for some time, and was more than willing to drive three hours to do […]

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If I didn’t know better…

Remember this from 1.5 years ago?  It was the first time we’d had any major damage to one of our cars.  The door was replaced within a week, though, and all was right with the vehicular world. Well, if I didn’t know better, I’d say there was a god of van doors, and that he […]

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Sticks, part two

I survived the experience of knitting in the round with DPNs, and I have a pair of Toasty fingerless gloves to show for it.  Thanks for all of the encouragement this weekend (and the expressions of disbelief – I got a nice laugh out of some of those comments.) The second glove looks a lot […]

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So, look what I went and bought yesterday. And wouldn’t you know it? I think I may just be able to wrap my brain around the concept after all. Whoa. Ornament-making, quilt-contemplating, and now knitting (with needles!): I think it’s going to be a crafty kind of weekend.  Maybe by Monday I’ll have myself half […]

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Seasonal Napkin Disorder

Can one ever have too many seasonal cloth napkins?  Is there really such a thing as an overabundance of soft, gentle, go-ahead-and-use-them-everyday kitchen linens?  It’s been over two years since I made my first set of napkins out of quilting cottons, and in that time I have not bought a single package of paper napkins. […]

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