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September, 2015

  • 14 September

    BlueSand Stone Washed Cardigan (WIP)

    Time for an update on my BlueSand Cardigan!  I have been going great guns on this pattern and just as I suspected in my earlier post, the yoke / shoulder shaping was the most difficult part.  Well, so far at least! After separating the sleeves, it was all quite simple …

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  • 11 September

    Mediterranean Cruise Day 5: Kusadasi, Turkey

    The 5th day of our cruise brought us to Kusadasi, Turkey. Apparently, it’s actually said Koosha-dasa (according to our guide) but I seem determined to say it like Kewsa-Dawsee. Whatevs. It was a short day in port, arriving at 7am and leaving at 2pm so we signed ourselves up for …

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  • 9 September

    Mediterranean Cruise Day 4: Athens, Greece

    The fourth day of our cruise was our first proper excursion day and would prove to be one of the best.  Between the group we were with and the amazing guide, that day set the bar really high for the rest of our trip. I had joined us up on …

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  • 8 September

    A Flock of Dreambirds

    Recently I was contacted about making another Dreambird, this time in the colors of the sea.  I realized as I was looking back in my blog that I have only ever posted the first Dreambird that I’d ever made.  After making that one I was contacted by a few people asking if I …

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August, 2015

  • 8 August

    Mediterranean Cruise Days 2 & 3: My 40th Birthday at Sea

    After a very long day in Venice on our first day, we got a good night’s sleep and got up early the next day to watch the sun come up on my 40th birthday. Yup, that’s right… I spent my 40th birthday at sea on a Mediterranean cruise.  I know, …

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  • 6 August

    BlueSand Stone Washed Cardigan (WIP)

    This is what I’ve been working on using my recent yarn delivery, a BlueSand Cardigan! You can find the details on the yarn and pattern at the end of this post, but here is what the cardigan looks like finished: It’s a project that I have had saved for about a year and …

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July, 2015

  • 30 July

    Stone Washed Delivery!

    Look what arrived at my house not too long ago… Aren’t the colors great together?  While browsing Ravelry a while back I came across a project I really loved.  I stuck it in my favorites so I wouldn’t forget about it and went on to work my way through my long, loooong, list …

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June, 2015

  • 23 June

    Revisited: The Art of Andre Debru

    Do you remember last year when we were in the south of France and I happened upon the work of an artist named Andre Debru?   He had the coolest art made of different bits of scrap metal and I was so taken by his installment in the roundabout in Roquefort …

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  • 4 June

    Mediterranean Cruise Day 1: Venice, Italy

    We have been home from our cruise for two weeks and I can’t speak for Xander, but I want nothing more than to click my heels, go back in time and do it all over again!  It was wonderful and far surpassed even my wildest expectations.  I was so worried …

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April, 2015

  • 28 April

    One (Last?) Visit to Keukenhof

    This weekend Xander and I decided to visit Keukenhof. We both really wanted to make sure that we see it one last time before we leave the Netherlands, and since it’s only open for a few weeks a year, this was possibly our last chance. The only time we were …

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