• Gifts That Lead to Gifts

    Jul 1st 2013

    Gifts That Lead to Gifts

    Think of having to cook for Julia Child. I know all about how gut-wrenching such a proposition might be so you can imagine my delight when our new future daughter-in-law (the lovely Ms Marian) m…

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  • Spring or Is it?

    Apr 30th 2013

    Spring or Is it?

    We have had such a cold and miserable and WET time the past few months. Rain and roof leaks and folks here with water in finished basements. Honestly last week we had snow showers. And then yester…

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  • Here and Back

    Nov 30th 2012

    Here and Back

    It is pretty obvious that my New Year’s Resolution should be to do a better job of keeping up with the blog. It is not that nothing has happened, but that lots has. Everything from holiday hilarit…

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  •  Knitting a Dog or Adopting One

    Oct 3rd 2012

    Knitting a Dog or Adopting One

    A favorite blog I read is Mason-Dixon Knitting and on one of the latest entries talks about a new book called Knit Your Own Dog, by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne. It looks like something dog lovers…

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  • Birthing is NEVER Easy!

    Sep 1st 2012

    Birthing is NEVER Easy!

    As a person who can truthfully say I gave birth to an 8# 13 oz baby with no anesthesia, I will tell you that getting the “little” circs out was a million times harder—and remember, a baby that siz…

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  • Summer: Lovers and Haters

    Aug 15th 2012

    Summer: Lovers and Haters

    Summer: Lovers and Haters I know that those of you are sad that the heat of summer is coming to the end. But for I say HOORAY! We have had the most horrible, hot, drought ridden summer that I can…

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  •  Hot Hot Hot

    Jul 15th 2012

    Hot Hot Hot

    Like so much of the country we have been brutalized by high temperatures and drought. Of course the most concern is for the farmers here in the heartland who provide so much food for our country.…

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  • If Only Crickets had Hair

    May 2nd 2012

    If Only Crickets had Hair

    When Signature was quite new we had a customer who took the chance and returned for more and more needles. She is from a part of Michigan that was going through some hard times and we became acqua…

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  • Third Time is the Charm!

    Apr 25th 2012

    Third Time is the Charm!

    I wanted to make a sweater for a special new baby who is the son of a close friend of our son’s. Seemed pretty simple—a cardigan with hood. I used a pattern from an English designer and that is wh…

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