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Posts Tagged ‘family’

A Schedule?

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

"Today I brew, tomorrow I bake, the next day the queen's child I'll take,  For little deems my royal dame that Rumpelstiltskin is my name!" A schedule is a basic tool and has been since at least the time of Rumpelstiltskin, when he made sure to get this baking and brewing done before going to […]

Socktober, Baby Feet Edition

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

This is some amazing self-striping sock yarn my sister sent to me. This is the baby who needs some socks, as you can see from her wiggly pink toes. And here’s the first sock of Socktober.

New Baby

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

#1 daughter had her baby, a beautiful little girl. Nicolette was born September 10th, 2017, at 5:05 p.m. She looks like she’s yelling, but it’s actually a big yawn. Grandpa talking to the baby.

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, […]

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