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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Today's Colorful Work in Process

 Good morning,

This is today's very colorful work in process.  

It's a mobius scarf that should be available in the shop very soon.  

What are you making, baking, growing today?



Update:  It's finished!  Click here to see more images.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Heated Weighted Blanket

 Good morning,

We have the most adorable heated, weighted blankets.  The ones in the image are about 65 pounds, quite warm, and very cuddly.

Perfect for winter!






Sunday, November 29, 2020

Dinner Time


Good morning,

We finally sat down to a huge Thanksgiving Dinner. 

 Everything was perfect and we have plenty of leftovers. 

 This meal was a joint effort with Catherine putting in most of the effort.

It is good to be home.  Kjell and I spent many Thanksgivings at sea.  They were lovely, but there is nothing like being home with family and eating home cooked Thanksgiving dinner.

We hope your Thanksgiving was as lovely as ours.  Next year when the threats of Covid-19 have hopefully passed, we hope to be able to have all the usual friends and relatives here to enjoy the meal with us.

 All the best,


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Very Fresh Bread

 Good morning,

My bread came out of the oven just in time for My Honey to slice some for lunch.  You can't see the steam rising in this image, but the bread was so hot, he had to use a towel to hold it to cut it.

 Before lunch was over we had consumed the entire mini loaf.  

There isn't much (anything?) better than the aroma of fresh bread baking.  I guess eating the fresh bread is better!

Happy Thanksgiving Week!


Friday, November 27, 2020

Turkey ala Catherine and Company

 Good morning,

It has been a week of eating!  

This is daughter Catherine preparing the turkey for our Thanksgiving meal.

 If you look carefully at the lower left of the above image, you'll see one of Catherine assistants giving advice about how to butter that turkey.

 Catherine is very good at following Elsa's instructions.
They are so very serious about their work!



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Eye Candy

 Good morning,

I'm arranging colors for a Stained Glass Afghan Blanket.  

Playing with the colors and arranging how they look together is so much fun!

As you can see, it's easy to entertain me.