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When I was a child…

We didn't have tons of clothes.  I distinctly remember that we got new clothes at certain times of the year:  Easter, Christmas, beginning of school year and maybe for a birthday.  My siblings might say this memory is similar to the one about walking to school, uphill both ways, in the snow.  Clothes were patched… Continue reading When I was a child…

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Workbasket – update

I have been busy, I promise.  Let's take a look at current and recent projects: The nice thing about putting them into a bag is that they stay straight (as opposed to rolling about getting tangled with each other) as I knit directly from the bag. When finished with this project, the bag can be… Continue reading Workbasket – update

Make do and Mend

Make Do and Mend – not just for clothing

Over the weekend, a very naughty dog peed on one of WW's throw rugs. :-/ Currently there is only one washing machine between us and it is upstairs.  Figuring it could be quickly washed, dried and returned I took it upstairs.  Through it in the washing machine, turned it on and went about the day. … Continue reading Make Do and Mend – not just for clothing

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Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

Mending is mending.  Mostly I mend for myself, but there are times it is for other people including my co-workers.  Recently one such co-worker brought a brand new waterproof coat in with a seam that had unraveled, asking if it could be fixed. Pretty easy fix. Using the stitching holes that were already there and… Continue reading Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

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Make-do & Mend Monday – My/Pixie’s blanket

Many years ago, DW's momma crocheted me a beautiful blanket in purple/lavender/pink yarn.  As soon as Pixie saw it, She KNEW it was for her.  I don't want to give human emotions to a dog however, her face visibly changed expression when she saw this blanket. For awhile I maintained a brave front in the… Continue reading Make-do & Mend Monday – My/Pixie’s blanket