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Workbasket – Been A Little Busy

Previously DW's Christmas Stocking Growing up we always had velveteen stockings. That is why I chose this yarn. As I was finishing the stocking, DW asked who it was for. I told him it was for him! He was surprised and seemed pleased. Kobe wanted to knit too. He said it was super hard with… Continue reading Workbasket – Been A Little Busy

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At Home – Spice Jar/Rack update

Some time ago (2005 I think) I came across a homemaking blog (title of which is lost to time).  The article that caught my attention was about making the spice rack pretty.  I jumped right into the project wholeheartedly. I ordered empty spice jars and labels.  Choose a label design that I liked and got… Continue reading At Home – Spice Jar/Rack update

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Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter – June 2021

The new newsletter arrived directly before we left for the weekend. Besides the newsletter highlighting Vogart Transfer Patterns, also included was a flyer about the Alphabet quilt, the new Grandma's Gazette, and a quilt pattern The new fabrics are a rainbow of blenders. In a previous post it was mentioned that the fabric samples are… Continue reading Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter – June 2021

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I found this on my desk one morning

According to their website this is the "World's Strongest Coffee". That was a daunting pronouncement. Does that mean that it is a SUPER DARK roast? Does it mean that it has LOTS of caffeine? Apparently it means both. I wasn't sure if I was brave enough to try it. I usually choose lighter roast coffees… Continue reading I found this on my desk one morning

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A Story of Lip Balm

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to go with a friend and her husband out to dinner followed by the modern dance performance of Rinne Harris Funkedified. (NOTE: this was before Covid-19 had reared it's ugly head) Dinner was at Hot Pot City, a Taiwanese restaurant in Downtown Portland.  I hadn't been to… Continue reading A Story of Lip Balm