Author Archives: sandi

About sandi

Knitter. Spinner. Quilter. UFO Wrangler. Sometime bead artist and weaver. 2 year-old kittens, 1 permakitten, 2 grownup cats, 1 beloved dog angel, 1 spouse, 1 crazy life. I suppose that the 5 cats make me 1 crazy cat lady; OTOH, apparently, yes, I do need that much feline supervision.

news from the wee town of orange

Well, hello there. How are you kind folks? Tired of winter yet? ::rolls eyes:: Here’s what it looks like outside my window as of five minutes ago… And out the back window… That poor little mini-fir-tree out back. It looks … Continue reading

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Upgrading to New Year 2.0

Upgrading to 2017 I don’t know about you, but I am completely upgrading to the new version of Year 2.0: Version 2017. Because, trust me: 2016 has GOT TO GO. All in favour, say AMEN. Goodness. I ought to have … Continue reading

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Good Grief. I Finished Something.

Yes I did! I actually sort of finished something. Well, OK. I finished one part of something: I finished appliquéing the tree to the quilt top! WOOT! I also ripped out about 90% of the basting stitches. There are a … Continue reading

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Adjectives, verbs, nouns: A curated collection 🎁

After the semi-blizzards of the past few days, yesterday morning was a glorious surprise: one of those crisp-cold sunny blue days of winter, where the snow sparkles and all things white are almost too white to look at head-on. I … Continue reading

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Red sweater

One paragraph, I am saying to myself. Just write one paragraph. (Technically, this is paragraph two, I believe. Whatever.) I will say a couple of things. First: If you don’t know this from personal experience, then allow me to enlighten … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation, with Chickens & Ben’s Ring of Mordor: Part 1

Overheard in a Syracuse kitchen earlier this week: J: Thanks for doing that, I really appreciate it. S:  What are friends for? J:  Running out to the feed store for chicken poo medicine, apparently. You need to have the sound … Continue reading

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The Welsh Gardener

I got up early this morning, determined to Be A Responsible Home Owner and do some much-needed weeding and shrub-trimming in the front yard before it got too hot. Quick but satisfying breakfast (Melody’s Maple Granola, yum), soul-empowering Morning Coffee, … Continue reading

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