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The Walls Have Secrets…

Just the shadow of an English Ivy growing out of a prism on the living room wall…
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Craft Supplies Available Soon!

Craft supplies will be going on sale here soon! Pine and Spruce cones, feathers and natural wreath forms will be available to begin with… stay tuned!

Spruce Cones
Spruce Cones
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The Nine Patch Granny Afghan!

I love fast projects! This granny square pattern is inspired by the Nine-Patch quilt block pattern. It uses up all your leftover bits and bobs and can be used in so many ways; pillows, afghans, lap-quilts… I’ll set the pattern pdf up in the free pattern download area eventually, but it’s certainly a very easy “learn by the photo” pattern for anyone very familiar with granny squares.

 

 

Aren’t these pretty?

 

 

This is a great way to use up all those odds and ends of yarn…

 

 

It takes no time at all to make up enough of these “Nine-Patch” squares to put together a nice sized afghan.

 

 

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Narnia at the Farm

Everybody look for the Lion…

 
I’m sleeping with the dogs at the farm for the next 10 nights, and keeping the home fires burning for my brother. He has run away to Hawaii, the shit.

After swearing at the coffee maker that I couldn’t get to “coffee” (again – this happened to me this past summer when I “farm-sat”, and this time, Aubrey showed me step-by-step what to do – nothin’. His coffee maker will not make me a single cup of coffee.), and swearing at the wood-pile that didn’t want to give up a few sticks of wood to get the fire going in the the airtight stove (at least I won that battle), I took the dogs out into a Winter Wonderland.

Kaylee was stunned, ecstatic, and overjoyed with the amount of snow at the farm. She plowed non-stop through snow up to her neck in places. Bert and Ernie caught a bit of her joy bug and romped around with her, when normally, they usually all kind of cut away in different directions during morning runs.

Aubrey also showed me how to get Netflix up and running on his bedroom TV yesterday, you know, so I could take my new “No Netflix” lifestyle and just pitch it out a window and get all addicted again on Night 1. “You don’t even need to sign in!” he exclaimed. “See? Just turn it on!”

“Sign in to your account.” Is actually what comes up on that screen when I turn it on.

Thanks, Aub. Either your instructions suck, or I have become Tech Stupid (and that’s very possible).

I did get this glorious photo, though – which is now a Christmas Card at Les Becker Designs (you should buy one to send to your Gramma).

And I got the fire going, Former Girl Guide that I am! The farmhouse had better still be standing when I get back out there tonight.

[signoff]

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A New Crochet Project…

So I’m making a pile of these things…

I’m starting a new afghan. This one pattern is called the Marigold Star Throw and it’s going to be lovely once finished – which of course brings me to the problem of having already run out of the dark navy yarn that makes up the majority of the blocks. I’ve also hit up against my December Money Challenge, which is to NOT spend any “unnecessary” money, so I shall have to put this project on a back burner (along with about 47 other projects) or (GASP…*) redefine the term “unnecessary” as it relates to getting this project finished, and up for sale on The Les Becker Design Site.

Hmmmm…. I may have to go with (GASP…*) on this one.

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Hand in Hand…

I hold his hand… he’s got my heart.
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A Sacred Space…

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The Restaurant, the Romance & the Speakeasy Cover Art

The Restaurant, the Romance & the SpeakeasyPart 2 of The Ruby Chronicles© 2016 Les Becker
The Restaurant, the Romance & the Speakeasy
Part 2 of The Ruby Chronicles
© 2016 Les Becker

Not sure if this will be the final cover or not, but I like it. It “feels” the same as the cover for The Waitress. It fits.

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Stressed Out” – twenty one pilots

[signoff]

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My Moon and Star

“Same Sky Above Us…”

The sky tonight was lonesome looking… had to get a picture.

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I’ll Just Stay Home from Now On, Thanks…

Rx
“Rx”
Taken July 8, 2015
with Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
© Les Becker, 2015

I celebrated life in general (and working nights, specifically) this morning by wandering down to the Sainte Mary’s River and the boardwalk with my camera at the very friggin’ crack of dawn.

It seemed like a good way to celebrate, since this is the first Wednesday since mid-April or so that I don’t feel concerned about that extra shift I’m working at the Everything Store.

And y’all know what I think of Wednesdays. Yes, you do.

I don’t know what possessed me to agree to the extra shift on an on-going basis (who am I kidding – I want the money, don’t I?), but I’m not sure I can carry on much longer working six nights a week without killing somebody.

In fact, I nearly killed somebody early this morning… or maybe it was that somebody nearly killed me.