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Back to basics

Good Morning Everyone! Little bit groggy with the day yesterday and good old daylight savings time happening. What happened yesterday? Glad you asked ;) We spent the day at the Northern Colorado Science Olympiad Regional where Serra was a competitor. The easiest way to explain Science O is as a track and field meet for Science. There are building events, practical events and study events. Each one has its own rules and time block and the event runs all day. Amanda and I found a quiet alcove to set up our home base complete with comfy chairs, projects and snacks where we were out of the way and could people watch.   After all of the scores were tallied in...

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A cold, snowy morning in Colorado....It must be March

Good morning Internetland! The girls and I tucked in tight yesterday as the glitter snow started sometime after midnight early Saturday morning. Yes there are different ways to classify snow in Colorado. Glitter snow is super fine, sparkles and takes a long time to build up. Even though it lasted all day and into the night last night we only have about six inches in our corner of the Fort.  What a roller coaster of a week it was! I attended some of the events of the Fort Collins Start Up Week. The big one being the Arts and Crafts Swap at the Carnegie Center for Creativity hosted by Arts & Found. It was great to clear out some of...

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Sunday, better known as break time

Good Morning! It's Sunday again, time for a day of resting, some music and conversation with you! It's always good to have a day at home to either recover from the week that was or to prepare for things to come and today is a bit of both. I'm happy to say that my two February yarns are now available! Each color has been dyed on each of the four bases that I carry. Becoming Spring is a bright happy yellow with a some spring green added to it. Farewell Wintergreen is a dark green with grey and blue undertones. There are only 6 skeins of each color per base available so I hope that you take a peek. If you are looking...

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Past influences on the present

Good morning! It's another quiet Sunday morning with the sun shining in the Fort and the girls enjoying their sleep. All the sun this time of year makes me wonder just how wet March is going to be. I have a feeling Spring Break is going to be messy. Lately I've seen how much my past has influenced parts of my present. Looking in my closet the other day I had completely forgotten about a handwoven cloak that I purchased many years ago at the Colorado Renaissance Festival. So what am I doing now? Weaving and even using a technique that is in the cloak of all things. As for lace, I have a piece hanging on my wall that...

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Breathing and a peek into a project

Good morning! Last week saw some extremely cold temperatures here in the Fort along with an extreme lack of sleep for myself. Sleep is sometimes a struggle for me, possibly a hold over from working nights cake decorating and taking care of Amanda during the day just after she was born. I was severely sleep deprived for a year and a half so not getting good rest now hurts more. Of course when you don't get proper rest or take care of yourself everything is hypersensitive. To keep myself from overreacting to normal life I did a lot of deep breathing and kept a portion of Desiderata in my head. Didn't realize that I grew up with the poem. When...

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