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Monthly Archives: December 2006

For Her Little Piggies…(*ETA: links to patterns)

Meet my new crochet obsession – toddler maryjanes.  I used kitchen yarn (cotton) for added structure and durability.  Unfortunately, I haven’t found a great selection for cotton yarn, and the few I have found are variegated.  Anyone have a favorite online yarn shop?  I made the first pair (pictured, above) for E.  I made this […]

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Swappy Goodness

If you want to experience Christmas-like happiness all year round, sign up for swaps.  When I first started blogging, I noticed a lot of bloggers posting about their latest swap-venture, and I was both curious and envious.  No more! I found two  swap sites shortly before J’s return and signed up immediately. My  first package […]

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Everything, Interrupted

We were just one in the million households in Washington whose power went out suddenly last  Thursday night.  Friday, still no power – chore list immediately cut in half, and the few I could  do took twice as long.  We finished packing for our  trip to Tennessee by candlelight that night and woke up Saturday […]

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A Kurd-esque 29

I had a great birthday, courtesy of my sweet, thoughtful husband and neighbors.  Everything about it was special.  J. surprised me with plans for a dinner party next door – Kurd-style (I call it "Kurd-esque" because it was as close to Kurdish as he could get).  Scotty (one of the neighbors) hung streamers, then helped […]

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“Christmas without Christmas Eve”

Today is her birthday.  Tomorrow is mine.  (Almost) Exactly three years apart.  I still remember sitting at the kitchen table when she was about 7 and getting exasperated trying to explain to her why, even though her birthday was the day before mine, I was still older.  That still makes me laugh. My mom jokes […]

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