Monthly Archives: April 2015

Knitting Novice, Part II

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My knitting instructor, Linda at Yarn on Youree, suggested that I post an update of my knitting progress.  I think she was worried that my first post painted such a picture of crapsmanship that it might discourage others from trying!  Read the rest of this entry

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Garden Design Tips

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Five years ago, Dan the Man and I had a swimming pool installed in the then-barren backyard.  Yes, our unstated intention was to entice the grandkids over to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, but we’ve probably enjoyed it more than they have.  Because of the expense of the pool, though, we were unprepared for the costs of landscaping.  So I randomly installed pass-along plants and made good use of cheap seeds.  It looked nice, but it still needed more structure and less haphazard-ness.  So I went on a quest to learn about garden design.

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Hand-made Pillows

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This is a pretty pillow, if I do say so myself!  As I’ve mentioned before, my son and daughter-in-law are building a house.  Yes, it’s taken a long time.  Yes, we’re frustrated because the contractor has been dragging his feet.  Yes, I’m no longer excited about the mudroom surprise design I’m creating for R and A.  But one thing I’m proud of is the two pillows I’ve sewn for the sit-and-put-on-your-shoes bench.  No crapsmanship here! Read the rest of this entry