Thursday, March 15, 2012

a glimpse this week...

...enjoying Amish-made three-year cheddar
and plenty of eggs from the hens for hard boiling


...good mail--a new Country Living magazine and
a new sewing book, Simple Modern Sewing: 8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments.  I think I'm going to like these
patterns--they are basic and simple, but with lots of
possibilities.   


...with the lovely warm weather and sunshine we've
been having { the spring peepers are out in full force,
which is a sure indication that Spring is here--early! }
I brought some of the geraniums from downstairs
under the grow light, and placed them up here
in the windows.

...the garter yoke cardi is coming along well;
only one more sleeve to go...


Hope your week is a pleasant one!



~Deb

28 comments:

  1. So glad Spring seems to be here! Much needed sunshine around here. Warm temps too! Lovely!

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  2. I love your kitchen photo. Makes me want to come for a visit and stay a while.

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    1. Bonnie, we could sit and have some tea and a scone--orange-cranberry today :) .....Deb

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  3. Hello Deb, I always look forward to new posts from your creative blog. They light up my day and encourage me to be more creative in my own way. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Cath! Your kind words light up my day :).....Deb

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  4. Your home always looks fresh and ready for the upcoming season.

    Deb - As I want to be respectful of the bloggers that I read - how do you feel about people pinning your photos?

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    1. Vicki, I appreciate so much that you asked. I haven't really given it a lot of thought, though I did notice once that several of my pictures are on Pinterest. And I don't think that most of the persons pinning them ever asked.
      If the picture gives mention of, or a link back to my blog, I don't mind a photo being pinned--feel free to do so.
      Thanks for the kind words Vicki, I always love reading your comments here...Deb

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  5. Your images are so peaceful...I can really imagine you sitting at the table and flipping through your magazine with a lovely cup of coffee :)

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    1. Tanya, thanks for stopping by!...Deb

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  6. Oh Deb, that cheese looks delicious! Love the photos as usual and I have already throughly enjoyed my Country Living .... such excitement when it comes in the mail!

    ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I have slowly let my other magazine subscriptions lapse, but I can't give up Country Living :) Deb

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  7. Hi Deb! I received that same sewing book for Christmas!
    It is wonderful - I have already made one garment from it and just love it.
    The only hard part for me was tracing out the patterns (all those lines on one page was a tad confusing) and then also remembering to add the seam allowance.
    Don't you just want to make almost everything in there?

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    1. Those lines are confusing, aren't they! I'm halfway through my first top, and can't wait to try the linen pants and some skirts!...Deb

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  8. Lovely pictures of your daily life. You have a beautiful home. I might have to get that sewing book! xx

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  9. I love all the light in your house- mine is so dark because of the porches-
    Happy Spring!

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    1. When we built, I requested extra windows :) Thanks for the visit...Deb

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  10. I love Country Living too. 3 year cheddar... does the aging make it sharper? Yum! You lovely home is always an inspiration.

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    1. Laurie, it is a nice sharp cheese. Thanks for stopping by...Deb

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  11. Thanks for sharing the photos of your lovely home...it looks so peaceful!

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  12. Thanks for the sewing book posting....that looks like a good one! I just got my CL mag in the mail too. I haven't sewn clothes since my kids were little and they've got their own now but I would like to sew for myself now that I have more time than money! LOL! We used to say the same thing about Spring when I had my little farm in Iowa. When you heard the "peepers" it was Spring for sure.
    That's so great you can get fresh wonderful food like that where you live. I have a cheese making kit I ordered but I haven't tried it yet.
    I also need help with my blog so I think I might get those magazines you have featured about blogging. I didn't even know they existed! Just what I need! I love your blog and we are interested in all the same things! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you for your visit!....Deb

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  13. I love "good mail." I look forward to seeing what you produce from the new patterns book.

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    1. I'm about halfway there with the tunic top...the nice weather is keeping my away from the sewing machine!...Deb

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  14. i really wish i could sew like you. me i'm mall bound (ugh) to try and find some flowy tops. happy for you!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit!....Deb

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  15. I noticed you have wooden countertop in your home. I am considering adding them to my home and I was wondering if you like them? Do you have a poly on yours or just tung oil? Do you sanitize them often (chemically)? or just always clean with soap and water? Thanks so much in advance, I really apprecitate everyone's opinion!

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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