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First You Make the Cookies

 Birthday Dinner for David Smooch loves to watch me make things, from beadwork to baking. She sits by the counter with her face as close to the action as possible. For his birthday, David asked for Chocolate Chip Cookies instead of a cake. No…

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GB’s Awesome Brownie Kit

My go to brownie recipe, from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book. My version is doubled and has less sugar.I love getting my baking kits together now that I have my Julia Child bowl set from my friend, Gail. All those years, in all those many kitchens, I never ha…

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Wrist Warmers

I am never without a knitting project. I use short, bamboo needles that fit in my purse. I can knit during a meeting, at the coffee house, even at dinner, if it looks like a long evening. I knit in the car, if I don’t have to drive.This time of year I …

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Afghan Parts

 All the parts for the colorful Afghan are finished, with the exception of 12 feet of 3 inch trim.Blocking was challenging, but I took care with the steam iron and didn’t let it rest on the fibers for very long. I mostly hovered above it, afraid t…

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Infinity Scarves

 Infinity scarves are so easy to make. Here, I use Sky Ranch Fiber’s hand-dyed fingering weight yarn. Midnight is about 50 inches long, and the green, which the designer, Becky Mann calls Autumn (though I prefer Rusty Garden Ornament) is a bit lon…

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The Afghan continues…

 The pillow behind Smooch in this picture inspired the theme of cables for Pam and Joe’s Afghan.

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Dragon

So far, I love working with Unicorn Spit, although it fades pretty quickly in outdoor light, even heavily varnished. I want to try a resin coating.

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Transforming Garden Statues

 From old, moldy garden Buddha to Medicine Buddha overnight with Unicorn Spit.

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Ginna’s Café 2018-06-30 13:27:00

 This dragon went through three Southern Oregon winters and was chipped and peeling flakes of red paint all over the walkway. I was so anxious to paint it with my new find, Unicorn Spit, that I forgot to take a before photo. But here he is in all …

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Tiny Weaving

 After trying to make my own tiny loom out of square embroidery hoops, foam core and cardboard, I ordered this fabulous little lightweight loom from Wool in the UK. Note the giant, flat-sided needle for weaving. This is a little miracle, this loom…

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