Month: May 2017

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The Big City

#2 daughter and her beau came down for the weekend. I thought we’d go for a hike, but it was oppressively hot the day they arrived. We visited the wonderful used bookstore in town instead. I hadn’t been there for […]

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Employment

My husband has been employed for a week now. He says the factory is cleaner than our house, and they had several days of training instead of just sending him in to start on the machine. They decided today that […]

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Further Road Trip Knitting

Yes, I’m packing for Paris, and putting a reasonable amount of thought into it. But the question of what knitting project to take is more difficult. I’ve started two lovely projects in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is quite a […]

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Lambspun Organic Cotton Baby Blanket

I completed the baby blanket made from Organic Cotton from the lovely Lambspun yarn shop in Ft. Collins. It’s half Copper Mallow Flowers and half Forget Me Not. Very soft and highly textured. The pattern is also from Lambspun. It’s […]

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Minky Blanket

I saw this idea at Pinterest: a reversible blanket with Minky on one side and quilting cotton on the other. #1 daughter and I got all the office furniture out of the room that will be the nursery. We had […]

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Diseases of Civilization

The phrase “Diseases of Civilization” has unfortunate implications: that people in the great civilizations of Asia, Africa, and South America are too barbarous to be able to acquire diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. The preferred term now is “lifestyle diseases.” […]

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Trump on Exercise

Don’t you love British news? Actually, they have good and bad news like everyone else, but they have that courteously snide delivery, like butlers on British TV. Check out this story from the Daily Mail: President┬áTrump believes that all exercise […]

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Mother’s Day

#1 daughter took me out for brunch yesterday and gave me a sassy card and an equally sassy mug. We tried three different places before settling in at Rick’s, enjoying a table on the sidewalk, essentially in the parking lot. […]

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Sweet Life

Life is sweet. Today was a gorgeous spring day. I went to Sunday School and to church, enjoyed seeing my friends there and hearing inspiring thoughts, and then cam home to a wholesome lunch. I took my book, my knitting, […]

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Entrelac Chalk Bag

#2 son has a girlfriend. This is the first girl he has acknowledged as a girlfriend, the first one he has told us about. He has asked me to make her a chalk bag for her birthday and I am […]