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Posts Tagged ‘family’

Gull Stitch

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Gull stitch, shown above against the garter stitch, is a simple pattern stitch. It’s seven inches wide and four inches tall, so it can be memorized very quickly and used in many settings. Wrong side rows are always purled and the right side rows include yarn overs and decreases. This makes Gull stitch officially a […]


Sunday, November 1st, 2015

#1 son has gotten engaged. 🙂

Planner Tweaks

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

I realized that there was no way to mark the current pages of the Happy Planner, so I used one of the decorative inserts to make a tab. Not sturdy, I’m sure, but careful handling seems to be a requirement for this planner. I also used arrows to move several meetings, because it is being […]


Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

My husband returned from his travels with this picture of his sister and one of the little children. There were, he said, too many children to count. He ate lobster and crab and lots of vegetables, and gained 10 pounds.

Vintage Knits

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

My stepfather passed along to me a couple of garments my grandmother knitted for my mother: the  scarlet coat above and the bright red cardigan below. My grandmother was an extremely good knitter. She used the same pattern all the time: a raglan sweater calculated mathematically in a leaflet she had, like the Knitter’s Handy […]

#2 Son’s Place

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Here the menfolks are carrying the gear from the car to #2 son’s apartment. The light, fresh air is wonderful. The place where we live is very similar to the town where #2 son lives, but the air here is heavy and humid. Also, there are no mountains, just hills. Nonetheless, we feel right at […]


Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

  Yesterday I made a lot of pink things. I don’t know why the colors in these pictures are so completely inaccurate. In any case, I finished my new nightgown. I like flannel nightgowns for winter, and had tried to find some really beautiful flannel — a thick, creamy solid color would have been fine, […]

Club Sandwiches, Ladies, and How to Murder Your Wife

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Some knitting took place yesterday, along with errands and reading, Wii, housework, and cooking (see below). #1 daughter came over to get most of the rest of her stuff taken over to her new place. We had California Club sandwiches, which you may know means turkey with tomato, bacon, and avocado, often on a croissant […]


Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Today’s song is “Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly,” one of the joyful French carols meant for dancing. I heard it this morning as part of Holst’s Christmas Day and couldn’t find a good recording of it for you on its own. You can certainly enjoy the whole piece, though. We all went to see […]

Happy Families

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

This morning we sang our Bach cantata, and it went far less badly than I had expected. We had a couple of violins, a viola, a cello, and an assortment of woodwinds, the soloists were quite good, and the choir didn’t actually give up and quit singing at any point. If we could start each […]

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