Author Archives: sewtheday

Snowdrop Flower Doll

I decided that I wanted to try making bendy dolls for a swap group that I’m in. It was a bit more involved than I thought it was going to be, but I have managed, with a little guidance from … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang Mittens

A few years ago, on Ravelry, I found a pattern for crocheted Yin and Yang mittens.  I made a set of mittens for Bennett out of some lovely Malibrigo yarn, and Etienne has now outgrown them, so it was time for some … Continue reading

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Applesauce and Window Stars

On Wednesday I received my first delivery from Hometown Harvest, a CSA type of delivery service for local or regional fruits, vegetables, and other goods.  I was quite pleased with what I received, which included ten pounds of seconds apples … Continue reading

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Rainbow Dolphin

It’s been… years.  Gracious.  So much has happened in the lapsed time since my last post, it would be difficult to cover all the triumphs and heartbreak.   I have a bit more time on my hands since graduating college … Continue reading

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Getting back on the horse, with a dolphin

It’s a new year, in case you missed it.  Life has been super crazy over the last 8 months. Between school, deployments, being a geographical single parent, travel, illness, and a death in the family, I’ve really let my blog … Continue reading

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More Blackberry Jam

While Ginger Boy was enjoying his first day of Pre-K, Ginger Baby and myself went blackberry picking.  With the help of my friend, we picked 8 pounds in about an hour. After running all the berries through my Kitchen Aid … Continue reading

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Summer Canning

The blackberries came late this year and have only ripened recently, probably due to the chilly summer we’ve had.  At any rate, I came home with 8 pounds of blackberries!  I froze 3 pounds and proceeded to make up some … Continue reading

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Vanilla Check-In

I’ve been letting my vanilla sit for just over a month.   This is what it looked like the day I started the batch.           I give it a shake or a swirl ever couple of … Continue reading

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Raspberries Canes and a Box of Rocks

Raspberry Canes Last fall my husband’s aunt gave me three golden raspberry canes for my garden.   I wasn’t sure if they were going to survive the transplant and our wild winter. One of the plants had it worse off and I … Continue reading

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More Chalkboard Mats

In February I made small chalkboard mats for a busy bag swap.  They were so well received, that I thought I’d make them for my March group too.   I just love this Henry Alexander Zoo fabric.  I’ve used it … Continue reading

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