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Monday Musings, February 24

Happy Day Friends!

I woke up this morning trying to figure out what day it was, and it took me a while! You know, we get into rhythms and routines and when those are tossed asunder, it can get exciting!

I do crave (mostly) routine and this past week rocked my ‘stable routine’ world but in a good way.

We were without a working kitchen from Monday through Friday as our new Quartz countertops were installed. We planned for it and ate out or reheated previously made soups in the microwave. More than anything I missed running water and my dishwasher.

That was all turned back on Friday morning, just in time for me to leave for my 3-day painting class at our local art museum. Over the course of 3 days, we worked with oils and cold wax creating abstract art. It was a great class to get me out of my ‘dot every i and cross every t’ mode.

Unfortunately, that all coincided with my daughter coming home for the weekend, so I didn’t get to soak her in as much as I would’ve liked.

All this to say, I’m ready for a wee bit of ‘dull and boring’…for a week or two anyway!

When describing a thing for which you can’t think of its real name, do you say ‘ whatchamacallit’ or ‘thingamajig’? Perhaps you are more of a ‘chingadera’ (Spanish) or ‘himstergims (Danish) person? What about ‘dingsbums’ (German) or ‘huppeldepup’ (Dutch)? Though my Grandma was Slovenian, I seem to remember her saying ‘huppeldepup’!

For all my knitting friends, this is for you. And for those of you who always thought you’d like to knit, but don’t know how…this is an easy blanket with some video instruction that might help motivate you to learn! The faux fur trim on this half-linen stitch knitted blanket is EVERYTHING! (That being said, if faux fur isn’t your EVERYTHING, there are instructions for finishing it with a seed stitch border as well)

A blanket and trim made with Super Bulky Weight

Curious how to resize a knit blanket, dishcloth or towel?

Which reminds me, if you’d like to be notified of the publication of any knit or crochet pattern, you can do that here.

I taught myself the flat Turk’s Head Knot so that I could make these coasters and trivets! Printable pattern and video.

With the kitchen in disarray, it was a great week to eat up some soup in the freezer. We finished off the last of this Hearty Beef Soup, which always pains my heart a bit. I do like knowing that I have some of this soup tucked away.

An easy way to DIY Moss Balls…because Spring is coming.

With spring just around the corner, it is a good time to talk about a dirty subject…Compost. The why’s and how’s of composting.

Got 15 minutes? This list of 49 Quick Household Tasks that Take 15 minutes or less can make your days just that much more productive.

Have a fantastic day my friends…until next week.

Many hugs and dingsbums!

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!

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