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Knitting Fingerless Mitts

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~ My favourite fingerless mitt pattern works up quickly and easily.  It is a 2 needle pattern by Knit Picks and is done in a rib pattern of 3 k and 2 purl.  I’ve had this pattern for ages and it...

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First Snow on the Stumpy Family

The first snow on November 19, 2017 at craftygardener.ca
~ A little bit of snow arrived overnight.  First snow is always special, so it was grab the camera and take some photos through the windows and open doors about 6:30 am this morning.  This snow won...

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Bluejays for 2sDay

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~  Just photos with few words. Bluejays for 2sDay, taken in early November 2017. Connect: Bloglovin’ /  Contact form / Instagram /Subscribe by Email Previously ...

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The English Kitchen

The English Kitchen cookery book by Marie Raynor
~ I’ve had a new recipe book to preview from The English Kitchen.  I’m originally from England, moved here to Canada in 1956 with my parents.  We came across the Atlantic on the Queen Eliz...

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Hello Little Woody

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 Just photos with few words. A little downy woodpecker resting in the branches in early November.   Connect: Bloglovin’ /  Contact form / Instagram /Subscribe by Email SaveSave SaveS...

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‘Soup’er Sunday – Bean Soup

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~ Nothing tastes as good as home made soup on a chilly day.  This delicious bean soup is quick and easy to make. The ingredients fit nicely into a mason jar to make a tasty hostess gift or Christmas g...

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Cozy Feet

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~ Awhile ago I knitted some slippers from a vintage 1960’s pattern which I’ve had for a long time.  I have seen it for sale on some etsy stores, not sure how you can sell something that wa...

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‘Soup’er Sunday Green Pea Soup

making green pea soup at craftygardener.ca
~ I’m a slow food lover and have been making different soups and stocking up the freezer.   This recipe comes out just like a certain condensed pea soup and it was delicious but the best part is...

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Beauty at Season End

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~ On October 23 in the morning we woke up to a red sky.  Take warning says the old weather saying.  We knew that rain was heading our way in the next day or so. The leaves are coming down quickly and...

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Mermaid and Shark Tails

mermaid and shark tails at craftygardener.ca
~ I recently finished a couple of fun crochet projects, one for each of our grandkids out west.  These were both Yarnspiration free patterns.   The mermaid tail was made using Impeccable yarn in the v...

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Getting More Seasonal

the back garden in mid October at craftygardener.ca
~ The weather is getting more seasonal as we move into October.  The Fall colours haven’t been as spectacular this year and the past few days have been rainy and windy causing the leaves to flut...

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Yummy Leftover Turkey

homemade turkey soup at craftygardener.ca
~Thanksgiving in Canada has come and gone.  It was a fantastic time to get together with family and enjoy love, laughter and a lovely meal.What do you do with leftover turkey?   Here are a couple of m...

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A Tangled Web

A Tangled Web y Mike Martin
Recently I finished the latest Mike Martin book, A Tangled Web, which was the 6th in the Sgt Windflower mystery series.   Mike is a Canadian author, born in Newfoundland and now living in Ottawa.  Sgt...

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