A Little Sweet….A Little Tart…A Little Unexpected

A Little Sweet...

Old Shale Variations by Mary Spanos A lovely collection of the Old Shale lace stitch pattern and one of the stitches used in the hap shawl.

The Delmar Sweater, a 1920s crochet pattern. Gauge 19 stitches = 2 inches, 4 rows = 1 inch. probably a light fingering weight yarn. Pattern originally published in Fleisher's Knitting and Crocheting Manual, 1922.

Leslie's Leaves sweater, made with vintage yarn.


Review of Spin-Off, Summer, 2016

Bucket presented to Henry Ford by Calvin Coolidge, with Thomas Edison and others Postcard


President Coolidge at Plymouth, Vermont Postcard


Plymouth, Vermont, birthplace of President Coolidge postcard


President Coolidge Leaving Rutland, Aug. 3, '23 Postcard


President and Mrs. Coolidge at Plymouth postcard

Word of the Day - Fortitude

Synonyms for fortitude

West Virginia floods of 2016

A Little Sweet...


Quill Shawl, finally completed by Leslie!

New project for Leslie:


Reyna Shawl

Reyna Shawl, pattern by Noora Laivola. Yarn is Unplanned Peacock Studio's Peacock Sock in the colorway Gummi Shark, from the Tailfeathers Club. Leslie also has a lovely skein of yarn from Unplanned Peacock's Rainbow Unicorn of Love Yarn Fundraiser. Buy a skein of yarn and Natasha will donate 10 pairs of socks to a homeless shelter for teens. 

Beth has been working with some interesting postcards, including a miniature postcard with a fascinating tiny British postage stamp. She also worked with Patrick County middle school aged kids with the Reynolds Homestead and the STEM camp. 

A Little Tart...

Fortitude by Hugh Walpole

“A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.” - Jacqueline Bisset

“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” - Emile Dorian

A Little Unexpected...


Building a bunny house requires some fortitude

Baby goats are fun.

Beth enjoyed a visit with her cousin and visited the beautiful Rocky Knob picnic area.

Holiday weekend, yard sales, working the shop and candy store.

Your hosts wrap things up and will return in a couple of weeks with a new word. 

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