Monthly Archives: November 2012

What I love: Jane Austen

A new Friday ritual: I have a personal goal to photograph 101 things I love. Yep, I’m an Austen-ite, though perhaps not as obsessed as many other Austen fans. I don’t pine for Darcy, but I am quite opinionated that … Continue reading

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Over Committed

I’ve only just begun to swatch.  And I’m really (really) hoping that swatches are all they are supposedly cracked up to be.  I’ve been studying Little Red in the City by Ysolda, which offers great insight between the swatch and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving then: I made this cross stitch a few years ago.  I was completely attracted to the vibrant pumpkins, and I liked the pastoral look of the pilgrim maiden.  It’s all a little too idealized, but that’s okay. Thanksgiving now: … Continue reading

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Socks

When I first started knitting, I started with baby berets, which were on size 3 knitting needles.  The shop owner of my LYS kindly said, “You’re making socks?” To which I replied with a slight snort and firm, “no.” I … Continue reading

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What I Love: French History

A new Friday Ritual: I have a personal goal to photograph 101 Things I Love. Yep, here’s my inner nerd.  I love history.  It started back in high school with French History, morphed to American History, added in ancient Greek and … Continue reading

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St. Cloud

I’m tagging along to another conference, so this is what a tax conference looks like to me: I started a new pair of socks; these are slated to be a Christmas present. Fabric!!  Gruber’s Quilt Shop is marvelous.  Nearly all … Continue reading

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What I Love

A new Friday Ritual: I have a personal goal to photograph 101 Things I Love. There are two “things” in these photos: Hiking and Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains. We went at the height of color, just before a windy cold front … Continue reading

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