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    The Evolution of Making Socks

    I learned to crochet and knit when I was a little girl. Sewing and embroidery, too, but this post is about knitting. My mother showed me how to knit when I was probably 10 or 12, but crocheting seemed easier to me since it only involved one hook and one loop at a time, rather than two long needles with…

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    Treasured Linens

      Several years ago when I inherited my grandparents’ bedroom suite, I chose to go with a “romantic prairie” theme for my bedroom decor. The house we live in now does not have the warm knotty-pine walls we had in our house in Idaho, but I still like that look and feel. Part of my decor includes treasured hand-made quilts…

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    Too Much Stuff

    Lately I’ve decided that there are too many other things that I would rather spend my time on than constantly maintaining my possessions. I don’t enjoy having to put things away, dust them, organize them, and remember what I have. I’ve come to the conclusion that for me, less is more. Having drawn that conclusion does not make it easy…

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    Staycation Time

    When one has a lovely two weeks off work just to stay home one would naturally make a list of all one would like to accomplish: spring cleaning and decluttering writing and catching up on blogging long walks and photography practice As well as some just-for-fun activities thrown in: shopping and lunch with friends crocheting and watching movies reading and journaling…

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    Catching Up

    According to my fan club and recent comment spammers, I’m supposed to be blogging. My #1 fan (aka my husband) says gentle things like: “I noticed you haven’t blogged recently.” …and… “You haven’t posted the pictures from our walk yet.” The spammers are more entertaining. Their comments make very little sense, but they do make me laugh sometimes: Thank you…

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    Yay, Broncos!

    I’m not a football fan, but it seems you can hardly live in America–much less Denver–without getting caught up in the obsession that is football, especially when the hometown team makes it to the Super Bowl. Mostly I think it’s crazy. We attend a very small, pretty conservative church. As we arrived at church yesterday morning I noticed a couple of…

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    February Days

    Outside my window is way too much snow. Denver got dumped on earlier this week and we accumulated about a foot of snow in 24 hours or so. Snow can be beautiful… but it sure is a mess in the city! I am thinking I’ll be glad when when winter is over… but I really don’t want to wish away…

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    Compromising in Marriage

    Some friends of ours, who have been married longer than we have, joked that they decided early in their marriage that he would make all the major decisions and she would make all the minor decisions. And then he told us, with a grin, that 30-some-odd years later,  there haven’t been any major decisions! She just rolled her eyes and…

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    Things to Rejoice About in January

    …mountain sunsets at the end of my street…   …the love of a good man… …who has a lot on his mind these days… …but oh, how I love that man… …winter does not last forever… …we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed…

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    Guest Post: The Bell Ringer

    When my parents were here last week for Thanksgiving I asked my dad if he would be willing for me to share an article he wrote several years ago as a guest post on my blog during December. I had a certain one in mind that he had written for a family newsletter I published for a number of years.…