Birthday Boot Cuffs

These are reversible boot cuffs for my sister’s birthday (her legs are much smaller than mine and won’t stretch them quite so much!)  The buttons were “borrowed” from Mum’s button stash after my meagre collection didn’t have anything that would work. I was always fascinated by my grandmothers’ button bottles; I hope someday my collection…

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Wooly Warmth

I didn’t make Christmas, but I did finish before the end of the year. Nine pairs of socks: that started as this: at the end of April. On a cold day, there’s nothing like the warmth of a pair of wool socks or giving gifts you’ve made yourself. 

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One Month to Go

So today is November 25 or as was cheerfully pointed (by someone who is no doubt ridiculously over organized) “one month ’til Christmas”.   I love a holiday as much as the next person: visits with family and friends; lots of good food; and time off work to wear sweatpants and recuperate. But I’m a…

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I Have a Problem

A few weeks ago I was traveling for work.   I was lonely and tired and aimlessly surfing the internet when I saw it: a link I couldn’t resist clicking.   I knew I shouldn’t, but I couldn’t help it.   I’d always wanted to try it.   I couldn’t help it; I was weak.  …

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