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Yarny things

So this weekend is the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, and I’m heading down there with the yarn shop on their annual bus trip. This is the first time I’ve gone (on their bus or otherwise) so it should be interesting! One of the activities planned on the bus is an “outrageous earring contest” and […]

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Scratching that itch

The sewing machine has been liberated from it’s basement prison, and I am scratching that itch.  What did I choose to make?  Something that wasn’t even on my list… I’m making a nice little pile of skirts in vintage fabrics.  They’re (mostly) not for me, though.  They’re destined for the shop, in fact.  I’ve been […]

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Seasonal Inspiration Overload Disorder

I don’t know for sure if it happens to me every year, but I do very clearly remember the first time it happened.  It was Spring 2007.  I had just discovered the indie craft movement, and was starting to feel the urge to expand my creative horizons.  I was exploring new blogs, flipping through new […]

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Business and pleasure

It’s a beautiful Sunday.  I nearly succumbed to the temptation to have my breakfast out on the patio, but I decided it’s still a tiny bit too cold for that.  Instead I sat in my favorite living room chair, as always, and I opened the window next to it.  Best of both worlds, I think. […]

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Joy in the daydream

Skirt weather has arrived, and oh, how I have missed it!  I didn’t realize quite how much until I spent yesterday twirling around in my favorite a-line.  Skirt-wearing brings a sort of effervescence with it that I find hard to capture in other ways.  I suppose it’s just that it makes me feel “girly,” which […]

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I start a new job today.  It’s only part time, but it’s my first experience working outside the home for someone else since I left my corporate job in Information Systems over ten years ago.  I’ll be working at my local yarn shop, which, as I see it, is not a bad place to get […]

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Community Supported Agriculture

I love the idea of joining a CSA, but I’ve resisted for three reasons: The CSA’s around here fill up so fast, there are never any slots available when I’m thinking about it. That’s a lot of vegetables for a family who really doesn’t care much for veggies. It’s more costly than what I’d normally […]

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