Category Archives: Life

Happy New Year!

What a holiday season we had! The end of 2016 was full of family and wonderful food and a lovely week of having John home with us. I finished and gifted the Scalene shawl to my SIL and it was … Continue reading

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Find the craft (just like find Waldo)

This is mostly a post for myself, today. I just wanted to document a few really wonderful things that happened. I have a new visitor to my front yard every few days. He/she appreciates me providing a lunch opportunity by way of … Continue reading

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The best month of the year!

My most favourite month of all is December. How about you? The smells, the lights, the decorations – all of it makes me feel great joy. Many years ago my husband who knows my joy, coined the term “Carriemas”, not … Continue reading

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Change it?

I think the top right light purple is too light, and I need to take it out and choose a shade darker. Agree? This is the Twisted Band Sampler from Northern Expressions Needlework. I have a bit more completed since this … Continue reading

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Hello!

Well, October happened, didn’t it? We were busy, as are most families with kids, but it was a great month. The weather was spectacular! For once it feels as though we’ve had a proper fall and not just leaped from … Continue reading

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That time of year

This past week has not gone as planned. A rash of illness has plagued our house culminating with both John and I coming down with the stomach flu yesterday. I am at least out of bed today, but feel a bit … Continue reading

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A quilt for the smallest

I began sewing a quilt as you go “stack and whack” style (isn’t that a horrible name?) flannel blanket for Nicholas last October. As is the norm with me, other projects caught my eye and it was tucked away into … Continue reading

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Oh those Gilmore Girls

Is this just not the greatest show to watch while crafting? I’m ridiculously excited for the Netflix revival on Nov. 25 and have already made Sarah promise that she will set aside that Friday night to watch all 6 hours … Continue reading

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Working on the old WIPs

Well hello! This Ink Circles design didn’t get a single stitch put into it last year. In fact, when I unrolled it last Friday I was shocked at how much stitching was actually already complete! I’m about to start an … Continue reading

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A birthday gift

This was supposed to be the beginning of a Mirkfallon shawl. For my sister-in-law’s birthday I ordered yarn and bought the pattern to make matching shawls (hers will be grey and gorgeous). It looks fine in the photo, but in … Continue reading

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