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Monday, November 29, 2021

Buckeye Scarf, Thanksgiving and Reading





 

Started this newest project, a scarf in Buckeye Colors. These asymmetrical scarves are fun to make.  This is using Cascade 220 Superwash yarn 100% Superwash Merino Wool.  It's really nice yarn to work with and will feel good about the neck.  The skeins are small, only 136 yards and I just recently started on the 2nd skein.  I'm estimating it will take 3 skeins to make it a nice size; but we'll see.  I do have more than 3 skeins, just in case.  Purposed this yarn at my local yarn shop when they had a going out of business sale, so it was a good buy.  Sad to see them close.

Speaking of Buckeye Colors....this is our brunch before the Ohio State vs Michigan game a few days after Thanksgiving.  We had egg casserole, Cinnamon Rolls from Mama Mimi's (something they only make at Thanksgiving and Christmas), and of course Champagne.  Sadly, our team didn't play well, and Michigan won.  Their first win in 10 years.

Due to Covid, we did not join the large family gathering (too many people, indoors, without everyone being vaccinated.  But, we did set a nice table with heirloom family dishes.

Dishes that have been in the family a good long while.  Hand painted china, service for 12 given to me by my Great Aunt on my Dad's side of the family.  Dad's father's sister, Aunt Irene.  Irene was born in 1895 and lived to the age of 92 years old, dying in 1988.  I don't know how old she was when she either purchased or was given this set of dishes.  I know one of her sister's, Viola had a similar pattern on her dishes.

We dressed for dinner.

Another lighter book from my listening list. I found the book entertaining.  A story of life for two women, best friends for years when they become empty nesters.  

I also listened to this book while walking, working in the yard, doing kitchen prep etc.  The book is different than the TV show.  The parts that were different, I won't divulge in case you'ld like to read/listen to it.  One of the differences I liked better in the book; and a second major difference I liked better on the tv show.  




22 comments:

  1. I am so glad that blogger lied about not sending emails when you have posted.
    That scarf looks delightful - as does your dinner service. It is years since we have dressed for dinner at home - perhaps we should.

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    1. Dressing for dinner and using the family china made the meal feel more special we thought. Yea, glad you're still getting the notifications, always nice to see you here.

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  2. Pretty colors in your handwork and gorgeous heirloom dinnerware!

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    1. Thank you Anni, much appreciate it. We enjoyed using the family china. Things like that just don't get used enough.

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  3. Very pretty colors in the scarf you are making.
    I've read a lot of Debbie's books but not that one.

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    1. I've read a few of hers, and this one might be my favorite. It had a different feel to me. Hope you read/listen to it and enjoy it.

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  4. I watched the Ohio/Michigan game before my own alma mater played. I was suprised that Ohio lost. My own school put up a tough fight but I wasn't the least bit surprised at that outcome. Thanks for sharing your heirloom family china. It's pretty. I cherish things that have been in the family for awhile too. I have my great grandmother's shall and it gives me such joy.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Liberty Belle. I enjoy using the family China and should do it more often. How nice you have your great grandmothers shawl. That's pretty special.

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  5. Most family gathering is lot smaller.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. I hope you're right about more smaller family gatherings, as I just don't see how we can get past this Covid if people don't change their ways.

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  6. It's such a shame to hear of another yarn shop going out of business, they're few and far between here. There were so many when I was a child, I think more people used them in those days, though internet shopping has a lot to do with it too I think. Your heirloom china is lovely, a table looks so pretty when it's set nicely.

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    1. Yeah we had 5 really nice yarn shops in this area, and now we're down to just 1; but I don't know if internet shopping has much to do with it. 2 closed due to family illness, two due to leasing problems. I think most people like to see and feel the yarn vs ordering on line. Though now, it seems I'll have to go that route a good part of the time. Agree on the nicely set table. People should make the effort to do that more often

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  7. Hi Sandy, thanks for your comment on my blog post today. I see we both love reading. Your china set is pretty and nice it has a family history. I bought our china about 40 years ago so it is gaining a family history too. I am watching Virgin River and thinking about reading the books.

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    1. Nice to meet you Terra. Will add you to my blog log to make visiting easier. Once you read Virgin River, let me know what you think.

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  8. Love your buckeye scarf. It brings back memories growing up in Ohio. ( One of the college branches was not far from my hometown.) And thanks for the book recommendations; it is always good to have comments about them versus the cover's synopsis. Thanks for also commenting on my blog. ( time4stitchn)

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    1. Hello fellow Buckeye! Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Will get you added to my blog log to make visiting easier.

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  9. Not sure my comment posted. Sorry if I'm repeating myself.

    Sometimes the small, quiet holiday gatherings are best. Yours looks lovely.

    Be well, warm, and in good spirits, Sandy.

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    1. Thank you Robyn, I totally agree.

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    1. I did, and left you an appropriate comment.

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