The Giving Tree

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I’ve lived in my house for about 14 years.  One of the things I like best about it is the Elm tree that sits in my front yard.  The tree is much larger than my house – in fact it is about twice the size and I love it! Years ago when the boys were […]

Time to Clean House

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Yes, it’s time to clean house!  Starting with the patterns in my Etsy store.  I have a ton of them left and frankly they all need to go! So buy two patterns and get the third one free!  + get free shipping in the U.S.  Sewaholic, Colette, SewSweetness, Violet Fields and more! When you buy […]

Things I’ve made: Socks!

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I’m super excited to share with you the pair of socks I made! I’m so excited – it’s been a long time coming!  I made one pair of socks about 10 years ago and it must have been beginners luck, because try and I might, I could not make a second pair!  To my defense […]

More Goals for 2015

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In case you missed it, I shared just a few of the goals I hope to achieve this year.  I typically don’t set New Year Resolutions – but this year is different.  I’m really excited for this year so I decided to set goals for things that I’ve been wanting to do, but for one […]

A Years Worth of Goals


Happy New Year!!  I know I haven’t blogged in a while – I’m sure I’ve used every excuse, so I won’t bore you with another one – but this year I’ve set a goal to blog more, like at a minimum once a week.  I’ve also set a few other goals for myself this year. […]

Bunting for Athena: A Tutorial and Announcement

This is our set up under the tent at Lake Carlos.

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and summer seems so far away.   I miss Athena, but I know she’s got a new water pump, new kitchen faucet and her A/C unit has been cleaned out.  All she’s waiting on now is a new awning, since the old one was stolen.  I can’t wait to get […]

My Latest Obsession: Knitting


So, in my last post I mentioned that I haven’t been quilting very much lately because I’ve been obsessed with knitting!!  I learned how to knit years ago, but I do it so infrequently that each time I picked it up,  I would have to re-learn it over again. I’ve made tons of scarves and […]

Things I’ve Made: 36-Patch Scrap Quilt


I’ve been so slow at blogging that I actually completed this quilt a few weeks/months ago, but am now just getting around to blogging about it… how sad is that? I started this quilt back in March at Quilt Retreat. My main focus during that retreat was to get my stash organized. After closing the […]

East Hennepin Avenue Buildings

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As I mentioned here, during the summer I took a few “Yoga in the Park” classes.   More than one of the classes were held at Father Hennepin Park over by the Stone Arch Bridge.  A short walk from there (a couple of blocks in fact) is a series of sculptures of East Hennepin Avenue […]

Glamping: William O’Brien State Park

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I mentioned in the last post that I spent last weekend Glamping at William O’Brien State Park which was about an hour away from the Twin Cities.  Besides the  trip to Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, my friends and I sat around the campfire and knitted, hiked and had a chili cook-off on Saturday night.  I couldn’t have […]