Monthly Archives: January 2016

by the half-hour

Having a break from working for two months (winter in Manitoba!) one would think that by this time, I’d have a truck-load of finished crafts and a very clean house with a well-fed family. Nothing farther from the truth. Some … Continue reading

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experimentation

A happy accident to find the pattern…isn’t it sweet? I love a good, tight-fitting touque to wear under my hood when I’m all bundled up, and with a few modifications, this was just the thing. And a perfect fit. The … Continue reading

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pruned

Working at a garden centre, I am always asked if pruning of shrubs should be done in the spring or fall. I never, ever prune in the fall, because with our winters, there will always be die-back over the winter. … Continue reading

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creative mess

I am thrilled with the fabric, Chadd’s socks need to get to 26cm before I can start the decreases, and that mitt will get ripped out for one of my own creation. I’m just not sure what. ¬†Knitting…I love knitting … Continue reading

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for now

Is the residue of Christmas the reason that I can’t seem to move forward with all my great plans? ¬†Or is it the desperate cold that makes my head ache as soon as I stick it out the door? It … Continue reading

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nap-time

I wish there was a way to catch up on all the sleep I lose over the summer. I wish that I could have a set nap-time, just for January and February, the cold, slow times of the year. Snuggling … Continue reading

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this was new year’s

We went to a masquerade wedding social; it was fun putting so much effort into Chadd’s mask, even though hardly anyone wore them during the evening. We left right after the midnight countdown, because the music is always something that … Continue reading

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