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Stories and pictures about our every day life – felt patterns, projects, pets, house and home.

A Portrait of a Kitty

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Cinder, aka Miss Kitty.

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Family Night Out

Hannah, Paul and I took a break from the hustle and bustle of life and attend a local paint and sip event. None of us have much experience with painting … Continue reading

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Downeast Thunder Farm Fox on Wood

Browsing through a craft show yesterday, I spied a display with holiday decorations created from wood discs with wood burned designs. Last year, I cut discs from a downed birch … Continue reading

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My Custom Wrought Iron Pot Rack

Last spring, I showed Paul a picture of a wrought iron pot rack I saw on Pinterest. Granny Gadget gave me a wonderful set of pans that have a copper-type … Continue reading

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Enchanted by a Frosty Morning

Gidget was taking her time when I took her outside the other morning. While I dawdled with her, I began to notice the frost. Silly, I know. Yet, ten minutes … Continue reading

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Block Print Owl

I just finished taking a class on Linoleum Block/Stamp Making at the Women’s Health Resource Library.  Over the course of two nights, we learned how to carve linoleum block and … Continue reading

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From the Top of Waggoner’s Gap

Hannah and I are in Pennsylvania for a quick college exploration visit and Hannah’s first college interview. This afternoon, I took Hannah to Waggoner’s Gap where dad took me a … Continue reading

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A Favorite View Revisited

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This morning, I played hooky. Rather than plugging away at my work to-do list, I took a class on paper collage with a local artist. Tearing and gluing  paper was … Continue reading

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Field of Gold

Berkshires through a field of gold wildflowers

We made a whirlwind visit to Massachusetts this weekend to visit the last of the colleges on Hannah’s list of schools. She now has one big yes and a few … Continue reading

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Heirloom Reinvented

I have this leather-topped writing desk built by the Maddox Table Co. of Jamestown, NY. It was my grandmother’s desk, a piece that came from the furniture store my grandparents … Continue reading

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Lupine Leaf Patterns

A flat of lupine seedlings ready for planting present the most compelling picture – pattern upon pattern.

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The Beginning of a Friendship?

This morning, with little fanfare, I spied Gidget and Cinder sharing the same space. No  barking, no hissing. This is a first! Miss Kitty submitted to gentle sniffing and snuffling. … Continue reading

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From My Window

I work from home a couple of days a week. The bulk of that time I’m glued to my computer, the time passing without notice. Yet, there are those moments … Continue reading

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The Power of the Cookie on a Snowy Walk

Gidget on a Snowy Day

A walk on Friday during Snow Day No. 2 was full of joy for Gidget. She romped and played running circles around me until she ventured too far ahead. View … Continue reading

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That Dog!

It’s safe to say, that dog will eat anything. And everything. This morning, as I was gearing up to clean, the roll of paper towels fell off the counter and … Continue reading

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A New Normal

Gidget at 6 months

It’s hard to believe that Gidget has been with us for four months now. This little ball of fluff with the perpetually bad hair day is closing in on seven … Continue reading

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Christmas Critter Tree

Christmas Critter Tree

I was feeling a little down when my Christmas gifts to my folks weren’t delivered in Pennsylvania when they were supposed to. And of course, I couldn’t find my receipt … Continue reading

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Paul’s Christmas Dove Wreath

This past weekend, while I was busy sewing felt birds for my Maine Backyard Bird Tree and my Owl Wish You a Merry Christmas Wreath, Paul was working on a … Continue reading

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Maine Backyard Bird Christmas Tree

I’ve run out of time to make birds! The WHRL’s Christmas Tree Festival is tomorrow evening and I’ve finished my tree with only 14 birds. I’d hoped to do more, … Continue reading

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“Owl” Wish You a Merry Christmas Wreath

“Owl” Wish You a Merry Christmas is the theme for this wreath I created for the WHRL’s Christmas Tree Festival and Auction. It started with a bare balsam wreath. I … Continue reading

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