Month: May 2015

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HotPatterns Peasant Blouse

This is the old HotPatterns Peasant Blouse, not the new Refined Peasant Blouse. I watched the tutorial for the new one, though, and found it very helpful. It often referenced what must have been customer complaints about this one so […]

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Goji Berries

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Last night I got eight hours of sleep, albeit with 21 wakings, for the first time all month. This probably explains my feeling of excitement about the day ahead. I am planning a PSD, though there will be work and […]

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Deliveries

  The nice UPS guy brought me a bunch of packages in the rain. There were books, and a big box of super foods. More of my free goodies for review. Goji berries Chia seeds Cacao powder Raw cacao nibs […]

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Sleep and Data

I write about sleep a lot, largely because I don’t get enough of it. I now know this for a fact because the new, fancier Fitbit my daughter gave me tells me so. In fact, it tells me that I […]

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Imprecision

I’ve almost finished the monogramming class at Craftsy, in the sense that I have watched all but one lesson. I have not so much as taken the cover off the machine, but it appears that machine embroidery is partly about […]

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The Meaning of Meals

Meals of Memorial Day weekend: Saturday… Breakfast was hash brown casserole, sausage, orange and grapefruit, sparkling blood orange juice, and tea. Lunch was turkey and avocado on a ciabatta roll and a lemon cupcake at Briar Rose. Dinner was grilled […]

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Battlefields and Memorial Day

Many of us ignore the original point of Memorial Day and spend it shopping instead. I get that. I’m not big on remembering sad things like deaths, and military deaths are not less sad to me than other deaths. Visiting […]

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Memorial Day

We started the day with breakfast… …and computers. Then we went to Battlefield Park. They have created some great interpretive exhibits since the last time we were there. Including a driving tour with CD which allows you to look out […]

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Boxy Socks

Here are the Boxy Socks from Sarah White’s new book, Colorwork Knitting. No, they were not on my to-do list, and yes, there are things I need more than a pair of fancy socks, but I was reviewing the book, […]

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Holiday Weekend Ahead

I’m heading into a long weekend with #2 daughter on her way with her young man, who does not yet have a nickname, and plenty of great plans to enjoy some time off. My closet is, as you can see […]