Summer’s Bounty

Summer Bounty

Apricots waiting their turn to be turned into jam.  Peaches and nectarines to enjoy.  And a medley of cherry tomatoes to just enjoy.  Summer produce has finally started to come into the farmer’s markets locally.

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Summer FIelds

The state has been letting the drainage ponds become naturalized over the past several years and it is nice to see all of the flowers and native grasses growing in them now.  And the bees are loving the flowers.

Wildflowers Busy Bees

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Back to Blogging

  

Okay, yes, I am still around.  It is time to get back on track with blogging. I am still knitting, spinning,  shooting photos, and volunteering for a Maryland winery.  And of course making jams.  It is a lot of fun playing with flavor  sand seeing how they blend together.  

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Not Lost

I honestly keep forgetting to blog. Yes bad blogger. So what I have been doing? Knitting for starters. I am hooked on color work aka stranded knitting. It is highly addictive it seems.

I have knit quite a few hats over the summer which has turned out to be good for this recent spat of early cold here on the East Coast. Current proof of knitting is a pair of Muckle Mitts for a friend.

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And I will hopefully try to be a better blogger now that colder weather is returning.

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Snow Day Activities

A small scrappy flannel quilt with flannel backing

A small scrappy flannel quilt with flannel backing

Perfect day for hand sewing the binding on this little scrappy flannel quilt.  Part of cleaning up the studio means sewing up the scraps into utility quilts.  This one used up all of the flannel scraps in the scrap basket and is mostly florals.  The backing and binding are also flannel so nice and toasty under it while doing the hand work.

Some spinning was accomplished as well.  One bobbin of Hello Yarn Club that had been on the wheel for longer than I care to admit was finished.  It is now resting before being plied.  And the wheel has been cleaned and is ready to spin up some fiber from the stash.  This time I am going to aim for a slightly thicker than my normal fingering/DK weight handspun.

A bottle of chocolate raspberry port chilling

A bottle of chocolate raspberry port chilling

And the snow was very nice to have to chill a bottle of Far Eastern Shore‘s Dream which is a chocolate raspberry port. That is the perfect nightcap on a chilly evening.

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Mother Nature’s Early Valentine’s Gift

Yes, more snow.  And this time, she is being generous.  Hard to tell an exact amount with the winds but at least a foot so far.

 

Taken just as the snow was starting to fall last night.

Taken just as the snow was starting to fall last night.

Taken this morning shortly after 7 am.

Taken this morning shortly after 7 am.

 

Moody Skies

Today will be curled up under a quilt and doing hand work.

 

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Snow + Ice = Hats

So far this week, we have seen heavy wet snow and ice.  And the weather forecasters are talking about a chance of snow for the weekend.  So this means plenty of time to work on my hats that are my current knitting theme.

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Narnia?

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Hat Sampler

Lines

Roofline

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