Monthly Archives: August 2013

It Won’t Be Long Now

So far we’ve only been bringing in windfall peaches to ripen and eat fresh, but it won’t be long before they’ll be ripening on the trees and then I’ll be busy, busy, busy preparing peaches for our freezer! slurp. I … Continue reading

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I was surprised to find a large somewhat battered cardboard box in front of our garage the other day. We aren’t expecting any packages in the mail! Let’s see who it’s addressed to. Why, it’s for ME! And, It’s from … Continue reading

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#34 – What? That’s Not a Ripple!

I want more time to weave. Making more blankets for the foster kids would be nice too. Well. . . crocheting an edging on a blanket-sized piece of fleece, approx. 40″ x 60″. . . only took me about two … Continue reading

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A Tote Ta-Dah!

My piece of ‘rag’ weaving measured about 8 x 41″ once cut off the loom. Like I’d hoped,  that was enough for my tote project plus a little sample to go with my project notes. I’ll want to consider its … Continue reading

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Mostly RHSS

On my last visit to Sal’s I saw fourteen skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn piled in a bookcase. They were all the older 8-ounce skeins, which contain 14% more yarn than today’s seven ounce ones, a nice bonus … Continue reading

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#33 – A Grand Finale

This is the fifteenth and last in my series of summer-weight baby ripples and it’s an especially Pretty one, if I do say so myself! Yellow Wildflowers at the Beach As you can probably tell, DH named this one! He … Continue reading

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The Peak?

I won’t know for sure until I compare today’s harvest to how many red raspberries I get the next time I pick, but when I see clusters like this. . . and easily fill eight pints. . . I suspect … Continue reading

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