Monthly Archives: July 2013

What a Day!!

DH and I may start celebrating June 1st as an annual holiday, just so we’ll always remember what a special day it was for me this year! The Craigslist ad read: “I have a Kromski Harp 24″ Heddle loom for … Continue reading

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2013 #30 – Sailing

I had fun making this ripple which features another of last week’s one dollar yarns. This time I made use of the multi-colored Plymouth Dreambaby DK down in the lower right hand corner. Doesn’t it look Great with the bright … Continue reading

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A Berry Haul

I’ve picked the last of the Pixwell gooseberries to sell, which is a very good thing because, as you can see, the blueberries are really starting to take off and I don’t want to be out there picking forever – … Continue reading

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So Many Pretty Colors!

JoAnn recently had an on-line sale of 50% off all her crochet cotton! Plus, she offered to ship it to me for free if I would just spend $50 or more. I knew reaching $50 would be Easy, lol, but … Continue reading

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#29 – Just Another Yellow Baby Ripple

I’ve lost count of just how many yellow Baby Ripples I’ve made so far, too many, IMHO, lol, but I do know that this is the second yellow and mint one. It’s all because I enjoy crocheting with that smooth-feeling … Continue reading

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Shopping on eBay

I’ve done some research on where I might teach weaving within half an hour’s drive of our home. Community centers, senior centers and continuing education programs seem most likely. I found out that several places require a minimum of six … Continue reading

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Salvaging a Tote Bag

There are really nice quality tote bags to be found at tag sales and thrifts. The ones with logos are often the best deals. For example, this one, New, made of heavy nylon? canvas-like material with a water-resistant coating on … Continue reading

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2013 Ripple #28 – Almond Joy

Sadly, my eleventh baby ripple has no name. Its colors immediately reminded me of   ‘CopperTone’ and ‘Almond’ from the seventies, but I already called 2012’s #14 “That 70’s Ripple”. tsk. And I have no other idea. So. . . I’m … Continue reading

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Three Bagsful

Three bags of goodies were waiting for me at the library when I recently dropped off some more summer baby blankets. One held eleven pounds of used crayons, already sorted, which I’ll turn into Rainbow Crayons. I must finish a … Continue reading

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Shopping on Craigslist

I was very disappointed when a recent attempt to buy a loom found on Craigslist fell through, but that certainly didn’t stop me from getting excited the other day when I saw a listing for weaving equipment: “2 Schacht maple … Continue reading

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