Monthly Archives: February 2015

Cat Yarn Bowl Is Perfect

      I usually have my yarn in a basket but this is tidier and the ball rolls nicely and is easy to pull through the paws.   Here’s the Etsy Store for the artist   and her … Continue reading

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I made my first Etsy purchase!  I decided I wanted a Yarn Bowl after reading an article that said using one can help maintain consistent tension. I’m still having a tension problem.  Maybe I’m too relaxed because my tension is … Continue reading

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Aquaman So Not Aquaman This is why DC Comics movies fail.  DC Comics features heroes, good guys to the core.  They are not misanthropic, misunderstood outcasts.   In order to play to the audiences wanting dark “maybe heroes”, likely at-the-core villains, … Continue reading

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A Few More Craft Blogs For You

I keep finding all of these charming blogs with beautifully crafted things. From the Little Treasures Blog, a sweet Crochet Heart I’m able to follow her instructions (in my mind) till the rows one and two.  When she talks … Continue reading

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Happy Fifth Blogiversary to the D.O.A. Blog!

Five years ago today I posted my first DOA post right here. Adorably brief, yet witty.  That would be me!   I found a nice little skellie reading a book for my avatar. Then I used one of the many image … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day February 15

Here is my beloved veggie garden in mid-February.  Little snow but bitterly cold.   My Nectarine is overwintering nicely in the garage for its fifth (?) year perhaps.  I almost planted it in the ground last summer/fall but couldn’t decide … Continue reading

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Scathingly Brilliant

So, I was twitching to look at crochet patterns and yarn and cotton thread.  This is known to some as “the thrill of the hunt”.  The pleasure of acquisition! There were of course some lovely yarns.  I don’t have what … Continue reading

Posted in crochet, Crochet Patterns

Mail Ordering Seeds

I enjoy ordering seeds by mail for the vast variety of choices. This year I’m finding myself thinking that if I can just find the seeds in a local garden center rack, I should purchase them that way, particularly for … Continue reading

Posted in gardening, Seed Starting

"Looks Like Work" Said A Voice

I haven’t got my seed orders in yet because I’m a slug. I really want some onions so I plucked a couple of packages off the rack at Cub. Out of nowhere a voice says “Looks like work to me.”  … Continue reading

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Craft Room Bits

    Parts of my craft room are interesting.  The goal is for the entire place to be fun and functional.  Getting there!

Posted in Craft Room, Crafting