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After the busy (and mistake-prone) day I had today,
this video definitely made my heart smile!

Guess who chose to have pancakes for their birthday breakfast?

Guess who has the most creative sister imaginable?


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICAH!

Every spring, we have a “crop” of kittens —
which out here in the country is a necessary thing!
Everyone is looking for kitties to live in the barn or hunt near the house,
to keep the pests at bay!

We are usually able to give them all away,
and they definitely come “pre-loved” as part of the package (courtesy of my daughter) —
who had better marry someone with the last name of Dolittle,
as much as she loves animals,
and would probably keep them in her closets and drawers if we let her!

We often pick a cute one to keep for ourselves.  This one is my choice this year!

I’ve needed some motivation lately to get back to sewing —
dresses for my daughter and I, and bags for my shop —
and I’ve come across Sew Twelve at ChickPea Sewing Studio!


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Hopefully, by posting pictures and viewing others’ inspiring sewing pictures,
I’ll be able to catch up on my many sewing projects!

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Here is a glimpse of my sewing area:

Not pictured is my Serger that resides on another table in the room,
so my daughter and I can share — there is always a traffic jam at the Serger!
It truly is my favorite toy/tool!

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I’ve had this sewing machine for going on 20 years this June,
and my oldest son (now age 17) made this flower for me when he was probably 6 or 7!
This machine has traveled along with us through so many moves,
I honestly don’t know how it’s survived!

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Anyone else have to be FIERCELY protective of their sewing scissors?
I finally bought another pair of Fiscars the other day,
after my final pair in the house would only cut about an inch at a time!

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New pics to come soon, as I’ve completed a few bags I hope to add to my shop soon!

This is the view we woke up to at our house this morning . . .

We had a lot of ice as well, before the snow coated everything,
so we are very grateful that we still have power today!

I believe that now the untouched, pristine snow
is even now being turned into a snow fort/snowball war zone!

In warmer news, there is a new Knitting Project Bag,
and new skein of Merino Sock Yarn in our Etsy shop today —
yes, we didn’t even lose internet access (which we often do!)

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COLORWAY: BE MY VALENTINE
Lovely shades of pink!

FIBER WEIGHT: Fingering; extra soft, cushy sock yarn!

FIBER CONTENT: 80% wool / 20% nylon

DYE: Jacquard Acid Dyes

GRAMS: 100 grams — enough yarn for a complete pair of socks!

NEEDLE SUGGESTION: US size 1-3

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FREE GIFT: You may choose a PDF pattern from my Etsy shop
as a THANK YOU for your interest in The Jewell’s Handmades
hand-dyed yarns!

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RETRO FLOWERS
WIP Small Knitting Project Bag/Wristlet

Lovely, coordinating prints and convenient size make this wristlet a joy to carry –
perfect for a sock knitting project on-the-go!

DIMENSIONS –
~ 9 3/4″ tall
~ 9″ wide
~ 3″ deep
~ 12″ strap, with a 6″ drop

THIS WRISTLET FEATURES –
~ Retro flowers print with coordinating striped print
~ Inside fully lined with a coordinating broadcloth solid
~ Coordinating bow-tie accent
~ Gathered opening
~ Wristlet strap slips through closure loop to close
~ Machine wash/dry

THIS WRISTLET WILL HOLD –
~ 150+ grams of yarn
~ 8″ DPNs
~ pattern printout
~ your current sock knitting WIP

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You can find this knitting project bag
in my Etsy shop here!

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