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March!

March has marched right in and taken winter back!  It’s cold!  After a March first snowfall, we have a light dusting of white everywhere.  Although it is so light; as soon as the thermometer goes above freezing for the shortest bit of time, it will all melt.  And, I’m not too sad about that either as I was getting used to our springlike weather.

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 I haven’t gone out to check on my poor crocuses yet.  I really must, to make sure they’re okay.

I don’t know where this week is going.  I’ve been working here and there on different things without anything being completed, which makes me think I’ve not been working hard enough.  It might be time to make a list.

Here are some things I’ve been up to this week so far.

My very patient 11″ Kaye Wiggs Millie is wearing a new dress and unfinished cardigan.

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I wrote out a new pattern for a lace stitch cardigan using fingering weight yarn.  I am currently knitting the sample for the Little Darlings.

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Next to going to the doctor and dentist, my least favorite thing to do happened yesterday, taxes.  It felt so good to hand everything over to our accountant, but of course, there are a few additional things we need to collect.  Evidently donation receipts need an amount on them.  Who knew . . . silly us.  When our taxes are finished each year, I swear I feel 10 pounds lighter, anyone else feel this way?

Well, enough talking about work; it’s time to get to work; maybe I can get something completed this week!  Thanks for visiting with me today.  Bye for now, friends.

Happy New Week Everyone!

As I’m sitting in my kitchen writing this blog post I see blue jays flying by, each with a peanut in their beak.  My husband filled the bird feeder this weekend.  I daresay they’ve practically cleaned out the peanuts . . . already.

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Look at the shadows!  We have a sunny day!  I know it’s no big deal for some of you, but it’s only the third one since January 14th; and we’ve waited 9 days to see the sun this time.  It’s amazing what the sunshine can do for your spirits!

My weekend work consisted of knitting this cardigan.  I wanted to create a marled effect, and I think it worked out rather nicely.  I held together two strands of yarn throughout; it’s a bit fiddly to make sure you are getting both strands with each stitch.  I got used to the “feel” when made properly, so when I would forget a strand I would know right away and could correct it.

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Knitwear is pretty messy right off the needles, aren’t they?  The sweater is blocking right now, and already looks neater.  I hope to get the dress sewn today.  (Ha ha!  Well, started at least.)  This ensemble will be for Gracie and Talyssa, Kaye Wiggs’s MSDs.

Yesterday my husband and I went to a dog show at the county fairgrounds.  I needed a happiness boost (after all the sunless days), and dogs do the trick for me.  When I saw the golden retrievers I got a little teary eyed though.  It’s been about 8 months since we lost our last girl, and I miss her still.

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You can see goldens are quite popular; at least where I live.  They were all over the place at this show.  A lot of professional handlers were here and each had many of them in their care.

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(Sorry, for the bad quality photos, iPhone and hand shakiness.)  My husband and I both picked number one out of this group of goldens.  They are all beautiful, but the winner had that extra something.

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After watching the golden retrievers, we spent most of our time watching these teensy tiny cuties.

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We are still new to Chihuahuas, so cannot pick out the winners as easily as we can the goldens.  The Chihuahuas are all equally perfect to me.  I’ll take them all!  Ha ha!  My guy wouldn’t be too happy with that arrangement.

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We also watched the corgis go around the ring.  We both were wondering where their tails were.  I Googled it!  The Pembroke Welsh corgis are born without tails have their tails removed a few days after birth, and the Cardigan Welsh corgis have keep them.  (Thanks for the updated information, Judi!)  We also watched the huge mastiffs and St. Bernards (who could miss these two breeds!).  Oh my goodness, those breeds are huge!  I need to be able to pick up my dog, and these days my back says the lighter the better.

Oh, one more thing, this was in my inbox from Kelly at livelaughrowe.com this morning.  I printed out the February calendar and have it in my studio.  These words are so perfect for “now” and  something I want to read every day in February. ❤  I included the link in case you’d like to print one out too.

I hope you all have a wonderful and sunny week.  Thanks for visiting.  Bye for now!