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Ashland Oregon

A friend assures me is a lovely town, well worth a visit in non-Covid times. There is a Shakespeare Festival, historic inns. It might be lovely, it might be industrial, I have no clue. When arriving off I-5 around 1900 … Continue reading

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Oooh, new toy!

This came in the mail yesterday – Shipped from Calgary. But let me back track first. Like many people with various hobbies, I am a tool and toy junkies. Not a total and complete hoarder of same, you have to … Continue reading

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California Handweavers

Sometimes you can just be in the right place at the right time. My luck ran that way today. From what I think I read, it was the annual convention of the California Handweavers complete with classes, banquet and fashion … Continue reading

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Lovely Toys

Back in October I decided that I really wanted a yarn bowl. One of those lovely single purpose pieces of pottery designed to keep a ball of yarn from rolling around on a dog hair infested floor. I must have … Continue reading

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Busking – 1/2 Price today

Rather than go back into the city and spend more money on things that I really don’t need, I decided to stay in Guildford today and accomplish pretty much the same thing. Mary had teaching this morning, giving me a … Continue reading

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Slithering under the couch cushions

Having read a post by Mary Scott Huff that she wrote last winter, I was able to maintain my cool when transitioning from ribbing to the pattern portion of a vest. A cabled vest, and me on a plane without … Continue reading

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New Toy

She arrived while I was on vacation. I could call her Victoria, or come up with a better name. Weighing in at slightly more than 3kg, she is lighter than my laptop…..

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There is a certain quiet of a house when the dog has gone. Toys sitting where they have been forgotten, dog bed empty and the food dish just waiting to be filled. There is dog hair on the carpet of … Continue reading

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Stitch Markers

There is something so fun, so appealing about all those bright and shiny dangles. Over the last year, I have collected quite a few and thought briefly about making my own. I have jewels, creatures and abstract objects. And then … Continue reading

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