Archive for November, 2014

Nice Day for a Monday

November 24, 2014

When it’s 72 degrees and mostly sunny, it’s hard to be anything but happy.  It was great being outside in just shirt sleeves, even though I had to watch out for wet leaves. It rained last night.  Being clumsy sucks.  We opened all the windows and the back doors.  The animals had a grand time.  Sweetums washed sheets and hung them out.  I love the smell and the feel of air-dried sheets.

glasses 003   New glasses!  I was surprised to find some frames that I really liked this year.  Happy, happy, joy, joy.

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Over Stimulated

November 21, 2014

I tried to write.  Really.  Summer is over.  I’m feeling better.  Migraines are few and far between.  Happy, happy, joy, joy.  Consequently, since I feel better, I do more.  I’ve been sewing.

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A linen blouse for me.  Tea towels for my neighbor because she insists on giving us a Christmas present.  A row of snowmen for my daughter that are not red and green so she can leave them out all winter.

That’s all for now.  It’s time to cook supper.  Baked salmon with mango sauce and broccoli cauliflower casserole.

Mission Accomplished

November 1, 2014

I told myself last May that I was going to make two vests to go with two new blouses.  They would have to be quiet enough to go with several other things, too.  This is not easy for me.  My favorite colors are red and orange.

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Since I have very little blue, except for jeans, I thought this would be a nice change.  It is sock weight yarn using a size six needle with an easy lace pattern.  It’s Crystal Palace Panda Soy or Maize or both.  I’m not certain.  I picked it up cheap somewhere.

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I think I showed you this one.  Anyway, the brown is some old Noro that I picked up in Gap, PA one year.  The other is cotton tape that I got at Blue Heron on sale.  Mitered squares are so much fun for me.  I wonder if I will ever get tired of making them.

And now, I can start on my daughter’s sweater.  Yeah.  Sweetums made a fire this afternoon, so I wound the yarn by the fireplace.  So cosy.