Monthly Archives: September 2009

Putzing Around

Weekends around our house are pretty quiet, and a time for relaxing, watching movies, maybe cooking together. What isn’t usual is for me to find myself completely alone in this big rambling house.

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Gift Closet

This is something I’ve thought about for a long time but never gotten around to doing. And then I find that slowly but surely I have a small pile of handmade items I have separated for those moments when I might need a quick last-minute gift. What I hadn’t realized is that they are stashed […]

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Small Project Sneak Peek

So I’ve been busy trying to catch up here and am working on some of the small projects I plan to bring to you in October. Curious about what they will be? Well, just take a look!

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On Friendship and Making Soap

How often have you heard that phrase: “You can choose your friends, but not your family.” I don’t know, however, if that statement is really true. Sometimes people actually turn their back on family, but that’s not my point here.

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Change of plans

I am what you could call a “structured” person. I feel most comfortable planning ahead, setting goals, working with timetables… Then life has the most unusual way of throwing little challenges my way – perhaps precisely to help me loosen up a bit and consider other possibilities.

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Sewing with friends

Two of our friends are traveling at the moment. Mariangela is back in Italy for a few months, and Bachita has traveled to the U.S. for the birth of a grandson. So our sewing circle was quieter this week… although still very productive.

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Mega Kywi

Unless you’ve lived in a Third World country, this post might be a little difficult to understand. But try to imagine growing up in a place where shopping took place in open markets and fairs, and little shops scattered here and there.

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