Canine treats and fun with hats!

Folks, today I’d like start off telling you about a new business a dear friend of mine started up, Canine Confections. Cat and her now husband adopted a puppy named Rommel awhile back, and she recently started making homemade dog treats. We ordered two pounds of the pumpkin piggies, and Moose just loves them!

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He loves them so much, that while normally he will sit still for treats, he starts running around in circles as soon as he sees the Good Dog bag!
If you have a special canine in your life, I highly suggest ordering some of these all natural, inexpensive treats!!
(I did not get paid for this review, I just wanted to share a truly awesome product that my dog gives two paws up!!

Well folks, it’s true, crochet is much faster for me than knitting, in fact I have finished two more hats and I have two more that I should be finished with my Friday!!

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I made this Minnie Mouse hat as a birthday present for my niece’s second birthday! (Thank you to my bosom friend Ethel for the pictures), my niece is going to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween and her little brother is going to be Mickey, his hat is one I should have done by Friday!
You can find the pattern to this hat over at
Repeat Crafter Me

I also finished an adult size Anna hat for a friend who expressed interest in one

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This hat took a little longer then expected, crochet makes my knuckles inflamed a lot more than knitting, but I worked through it!
You can find the pattern for this hat over at Rick a bam boo

I also have Lorelai’s Elsa hat/wig to finish this week! I bought a few pretty buttons to give it a little extra something!

We have had rain for the last week, with maybe two days of sunshine, on Sunday we went spent a semi rainy day town hunting (hunting for a town we want to buy a house in), and it was so surprising to go from our house where all leaves have fallen off the trees, to southern NH where the trees are covered with leaves! We are actually supposed to have our first snowfall this weekend!!
As much as I love this town and the early snow, we need to live in an area that has a longer growing season for veggies and hay. Hopefully we’ll find something that we love!

During yesterday’s rainy day, in between lessons, I managed to wash some of my Romney wool that I purchased in the spring, I washed it three times with blue dawn dish soap, and then rinsed with plain water three more times. I heated to the water up to 150 degrees on the stove (my water heater won’t turn up any higher than 120).

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Before the first wash^

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This morning, still wet

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Some of the wool already dry.

This Romney feels soft and looks beautiful! I can’t wait to spin it up this winter!

Hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween folks!!

Fall fun

Hello folks! How was your weekend?

We had a fun, yet lazy couple of days. On Saturday we made the long drive to Brattleboro Vermont, to meet up with Lorelai’s distant learning teacher and the good folks of Oak Meadow. There were crafts & games, good snacks & a beautiful music duet of a guitar and fiddle. We were excited to meet Lorelai’s teacher, she was fun to talk with and very cheery, she introduced us to the creator of Oak Meadow. As it turns out, his wife wrote the book Ben & Meg, which Lorelai just finished reading.

On our way home, we stopped in the fine town of Putney to explore a little, we made one stop, but it was well worth it. We stopped at The Green Mountain Spinnery to check out their beautiful yarns, and to grab 8oz of lovely gray wool

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no idea what I am going to do with this yet, but I’m sure I will think of something 🙂

Sunday we spent time visiting with friends from down the road

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If you recall, I wrote about this beautiful highland calf awhile back, well it turns out her name is Juniper, and she is a few months old.
We spent the afternoon playing with the cuddle bug above,

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“Fishing”

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And gathering wintergreen leaves

And the Sunday ended with a project I started earlier in the week

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Day one

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Day six
I used the Anna and Elsa hat pattern and changed it just slightly.

Well folks, we seem to be having a warm spell this week, so I’m going to go out and enjoy the weather with the kids.

Have a great week folks!!