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A walk in the city

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My latest tribute to Etsy sellers ... a Treasury titled, "A walk in the city." Here we are on the farm, out in the country enjoying a beautiful winter of abundant snow, cold temperatures ... beautiful weather and cozy times in the house. However, feeling a touch of cabin fever I imagined for a few minutes that I was driving and walking along city streets. Side Bar: The smell of homemade bread is wafting its way through the house, from the kitchen, reaching me here in the livingroom ... mmm.  Just a sec, I have to take it out and...

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The year of faith

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Five years ago today I woke up not knowing this man or this place existed. Actually, that is not entirely true.

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Titles elude me at this moment

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Take a minute, if you are a knitter, and think about how many knitters there are around the world and then multiply that by some number that seems reasonable to predict how many hand knit gifts will be made this year ...

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The Advent of Santa

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Today I show you 17 Santas from my collection ... Christmas is drawing quite near indeed.  It snowed again, lightly, this morning and things are looking very lovely outside our many windows.  My favorite sight is looking outside the dining room windows and seeing the barn in the snow. It looks most Christmasey to me, for some reason. Santa, Day 16 is one my husband purchased for me in the Adirondack mountains, at the Adirondack museum, on a fall vacation we took a couple of years ago. This Santa also reminds us of our cottage and our times in the...

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The Advent of Santa: Days 7 through 15

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My Advent of Santa continues, though I slipped up for several days in a row. I do that with advent calenders every time I attempt to follow them. I start out with the most sincere intentions that this will be the year when I finally follow the advent every single day. Inevitably I reach some critical point in the holiday season when the advent calendar is missed first one day, then another, and then several in a row as I focus my attention on completing various Christmas projects. Without further explanation, I offer you the following assortment of Santas, nine...

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