Yarn and crafts

Quick Purple Cardigan

This was quick to make, a weekend project in my opinion. It is mostly crochet with a knit front but if you can’t or don’t knit it is easy enough to swap out my knit front for crochet and I will write in that option when I give direction for the front. I am working on my pattern writing ability and hopefully I am improving. This is a Medium size to make it larger try a…

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Yarn and crafts

Cozy Night in Cardigan–Free instructions!

  As I said in my Snowflake sweater instructions I have more sweaters coming and this cozy night in cardigan is perfect for snuggling down and hiding inside from the coming snow. I was going for blanket like. I would say that this sweater size as is– is easily a medium/large. I am 5 foot 4 and 140 pounds and can roll the sleeve up for a cuff and it fits loosely everywhere else. If you are…

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Yarn and crafts

Crochet Snowflake Sweater Instructions

We got our first snow last week and it got me all excited for the season of warm soups and cozy sweaters. It took me about a week to whip this snowflake hoodie sweater up and I will do my best to pass on the instructions to others. I did not take photos as I made it because I wasn’t planning on sharing this but the first time I wore it out I got several…

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Relationship, Something to think about, Uncategorized, Women's Health

Issues a hearing person sees in the Deaf Culture

Deaf Cultural Issues The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, laws, a society’s morals and values make it possible for 7.4 billion people to share this planet. Co-existing comes with its challenges; religion, war, territory, resources and power—with all these major issues commanding our attention it is easy for subcultures to slip into the shadows and go unnoticed and unaided. Ignored, misunderstood and suffering in silence, one of those subcultures belongs to the deaf individuals of…

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Writing

Ascension

When I was just Audrey Blanch Hallthorn, granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Strait, life was easy. She was my educator and my protector. She taught me to read and write at an early age. By the time I was five, I understood plant life cycles and photosynthesis. She never gave me an opportunity to fail. I was always prepared and educated to complete each task before it was assigned to me; that is until my twentieth…

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Something to think about, Uncategorized

When a Father Prays

Every now and again I’ll come across an old magazine and I can’t help but take the time to read it. The easiest way to see how much our existence has changed is to look at some old ads and read old articles. I happened across a copy of the 1933-1934-1935 Kent Country Pomona Grange No.18 Michigan Text book, in our barn shortly after moving in. I reread it this morning and “When a Father…

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Garden, Home, Uncategorized

Deadly Backyard Beauty

Commonly found in many back yards is the ever popular Rhubarb. I don’t know many people who wouldn’t enjoy a fresh strawberry-Rhubarb jam but growing these bitter stalks can lead to trouble. This Asian plant’s leaves contain high levels of oxalic acid, “Which can cause weakness, difficulty breathing, gastrointestinal problems and even coma and death in rare circumstances.”  (Stewart 2009) Click here for more information.   When I hear the someone say Elderberry, I think of…

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Something to think about, Uncategorized

Just an observation

I have been trying to decide on a film for one of my papers in Abnormal Psychology. There are so many films that include mental illness. It appears all through our entertainment sources, books, movies, music, live theater. There are hundreds of millions of people suffering with “something” world wide and yet it seems mental illness is still something we consider taboo. Many Sufferers only admit it to their closest of loved ones. Some sufferers deny it, others…

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Something to think about, Uncategorized

Must See, Family Friendly Shows

    I love TSO. This is a truly must experience show. Videos online do not do it justice. I have been twice now and very impressed both times. I see many families attending this show, I would recommend brining ear plugs/muffs for the younger kids. A couple hours of that level of noise could be a bit much but the lights and pyrotechnics are excellent. To view the video more clearly click on setting…

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Free Printables

FREE Printable Breeding Certificate for Rabbits and Breeding cards

If you are into breeding it is likely you are friends with others who also breed. When you make the decision to allow your buck to breed another person’s doe or you request that your doe be bred by someone else’s buck it is good to keep a record. Here is a link to a free printable Breeding Certificate. To help keep track of your breeding, within your own operation here is a free breeding sheet…

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